Melva Houston
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Melva Houston

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Blues


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"We love your "MELVA HOUSTON AND BAND: Black Coffee" CD"

Internationally-known and loved jazz singer, Melva Houston truly dazzles on Black Coffee, transfixing her listeners with her smokin’voice, perfectly suited for bluesy R&B and soul. Coloring these jazzy numbers with some real no-nonsense attitude and with a powerhouse combo backing her up, this disc ranges from a variety of sauntering ballads to swinging shakers. Having recorded with R&B greats such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas and Wilson Pickett at the fresh age of 16, Houston again reminds her fans why she’s such a force to be reckoned with. Without a doubt, this is the jazz pick of the month. - CD Baby


Black Coffee CD - 2006
Black Coffee 8:53
All Along Broadway 2:58
Everything But You 4:23
The Jazz in You 4:29
Mr. Magic 6:28
It Might as Well Be Spring 6:07
Tokyo Blues 6:36
In The Winelight 7:08
Come Sunday 4:55
Everyday I Have the Blues 4:54
Good Bye 2:44



Melva Houston is a jazz and blues vocalist who's experience includes more than 20 years of live performances across the US and internationally. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Melva began her career with gospel performances. At the age of 16, she moved into R&B as a backup singer for Stax Records where she recorded R&B greats such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett and Sam and Dave. Melva made her first tour of Europe with the Platters and starred in a Motown Revue.

Once Melva discovered jazz and blues, she found her musical passion and has been performing these styles for most of her career. Her performances include jazz standards and blues featuring songs from the jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone. In her concerts, Melva is accompanied by her band of excellent musicians.

2007 marks Melva's 10th year tour of Germany and the release of her most accomplished CD, Black Coffee. In 2006, Melva Houston was acknowledged as the Goodwill Ambassador of the "Fundacion Alzheimer Aruba" and was a Telly Award winner for her short-form documentary promo: Melva Houston: Keeping Jazz Alive.

Today, Melva tours the US, Spain, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Caribbean on her mission to keep jazz alive. In addition to her concerts, Melva also conducts vocal workshops for aspiring singers. By sharing her passion, energy and love of music, Melva has received the adulation of countless audiences around the world.