David Houston life and biography

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David Houston biography

Date of birth : 1935-12-09
Date of death : 1993-11-30
Birthplace : Bossier City, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-02-10
Credited as : Country music singer, Mountain of Love, My Lady, Texas Ida Red

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Charles David Houston was an American country music singer. His peak in popularity came between the mid-1960s through the early 1970s.
Houston apparently came from good stock: his lineage includes Sam Houston and Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, Houston became a regular on the Louisiana Hayride as a teenager. Apparently his soaring tenor voice wasn't totally appreciated; he found trouble getting work in the music business, and ended up as an insurance underwriter. But record producer Billy Sherrill brought Houston into the fold when Epic Records was still a young label (the early '60s), and Houston brought the company its first real hit with "Mountain of Love." In 1966 he broke through to major status with "Almost Persuaded," which netted a pair of Grammy awards and brought pop recognition as well. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1971, he racked up 28 hit records over a decade, including duets with Tammy Wynette and Barbara Mandrell.


1964 New Voice from Nashville
1965 Twelve Great Country Hits
1966 Almost Persuaded
1967 A Loser's Cathedral ; Golden Hyms ; My Elusive Dreams (with Tammy Wynette) ; You Mean the World to Me
1968 David Houston's Greatest Hits ; Already It's Heaven
1969 Where Love Used to Live / My Woman's Good to Me ; David
1970 Baby, Baby ; The World of David Houston ; Wonders of the Wine
1971 A Woman Always Knows ; David Houston's Greatest Hits, Volume II
1972 The Day That Love Walked In ; A Perfect Match (with Barbara Mandrell)
1973 The Many Sides of David Houston ; Good Things
1975 A Man Needs Love
1976 What a Night
1977 David Houston
1978 Best
1979 From the Heart of Houston
1981 From Houston to You


1963 "Mountain of Love"
1964 "Passing Through" ; "Chickashay" ; "One If for Him, Two If for Me" ; "Love Looks Good on You"
1965 "Sweet, Sweet Judy" ; "Rose Colored Glasses" ; "Livin' in a House Full of Love"
1966 "Sammy" ; "Almost Persuaded" ; "Where Could I Go? (But to Her)" ; "A Loser's Cathedral"
1967 "With One Exception" ; "You Mean the World to Me"
1968 "Have a Little Faith" ; "Already It's Heaven" ; "Where Love Used to Live"
1969 "My Woman's Good to Me" ; "I'm Down to My Last 'I Love You'" ; "Baby, Baby (I Know You're a Lady)"
1970 "I Do My Swinging at Home" ; "Wonders of the Wine" ; "After Closing Time" (with Barbara Mandrell)
1971 "A Woman Always Knows" ; "Nashville" ; "Home Sweet Home" ; "Maiden's Prayer"
1972 "The Day That Love Walked In" ; "Soft, Sweet and Warm" ; "I Wonder How John Felt (When He Baptized Jesus)" ; "Good Things"
1973 "She's All Woman" ; "The Lady of the Night"
1974 "The Same Ol' Look of Love" ; "Ten Commandments of Love" (with Barbara Mandrell) ; "Can't You Feel It"
1975 "A Man Needs Love" ; "I'll Be Your Steppin' Stone" ; "Sweet Molly" (with Calvin Crawford) ; "The Woman on My Mind"
1976 "What a Night" ; "Lullaby Song" ; "Come on Down (To Our Favorite Forget-About-Her Place)"
1977 "So Many Ways" ; "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" ; "The Twelfth of Never"; "It Started All Over Again"
1978 "No Tell Motel" ; "Waltz of the Angels" ; "Best Friends Make the Worst Enemies"
1979 "Faded Love and Winter Roses" ; "Let Your Love Fall Back on Me" ; "Here's to All the Too Hard Working Husbands (In the World)"
1980 "You're the Perfect Reason" ; "Sad Love Song Lady"
1981 "My Lady" ; "Texas Ida Red"
1989 "A Penny for Your Thoughts Tonight Virginia"

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