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The Sweet Inspirations

The Sweet Inspirations
(members Emily (Cissy) Houston, Estelle Brown (former member of The Gospel Wonders), Sylvia Shemwell and Myrna Smith (one time member of The Gospelaires)) This group sang backing vocals behind numerous artists including Nina Simone, Garnet Mimms, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Jackson, Maxine Brown and Dionne Warwick.

Atlantic 2410 - Why (Am I Treated So Bad) / I Don't Want To Go On Without You 1967
Atlantic 2418 - Let It Be Me / When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 1967
Atlantic 2436 - I've Been Loving You Too Long / That's How Strong My Love Is 1967

Billy Vera & Judy Clay 

Atlantic 2445 - Storybook Children / Really Together - 1967 (with The Sweet Inspirations)

The Sweet Inspirations

Atlantic 2449 - Don't Fight It / Oh What A Fool I've Been 1967
Atlantic 2465 - Do Right Woman - Do Right Man / Reach Out For Me 1967
Atlantic 2476 - Sweet Inspiration / I'm Blue 1968

Billy Vera & Judy Clay 

2480 - So Good (To Be Together) / Country Girl - City Man (Just Across The Line) - 1968 (with The Sweet Inspirations)

The Sweet Inspirations

Atlantic 2529 - To Love Somebody / Where Did It Go 1968
Atlantic 2551 - Unchained Melody / Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again 1968
Atlantic 2571 - What The World Needs Now Is Love / You Really Didn't Mean It 1968
Atlantic 2620 - Crying In The Rain / Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday 1969
Atlantic 2638 - Sweets For My Sweet / Get A Little Older 1969
Atlantic 2653 - Don't Go / Chained 1969
Atlantic 2686 - (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover (Part 1) / (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover (Part 2) - 1969 (after this release Cissy Houston leaves group to start solo career, she was temporarily replaced by Ann Williams)
Atlantic 2720 - At Last I Found A Love / That's The Way My Baby Is 1970
Atlantic 2732 -  Them Boys / Flash In The Pan 1970
Atlantic 2750 - This World / A Light Sings 1970
Atlantic 2779 - Evidence / Change Me Not 1970
Stax 0178 - Slipped And Stripped / Emergency 1973
Stax 0203 - Dirty Tricks / Try A Little Tenderness 1974

The Sweet Inspirations featuring The Richie Rome Orchestra

Caribou 9022 - Black Sunday Part 1 / Black Sunday Part 2 1977
Caribou 333 - Black Sunday Part 1 / Black Sunday Part 2 // Black Sunday Part 1 / Black Sunday Part 2 1977 (12 Promo single)

The Sweet Inspirations

RSO 304 Love Is On The Way / Love Is On The Way (Instrumental) - 1979


LPs

Atlantic SD-8155 - Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspirations - 1967
Tracks: Oh! What a Fool I've Been / Blues Stay Away From Me / Don't Let Me Lose This Dream / Knock on Wood / Do Right Woman- Do Right Man / Don't Fight It // Sweet Inspiration / Let It Be Me / I'm Blue / Reach Out For Me / Here I Am (Take Me) / Why (Am I Treated So Bad)

Atlantic SD-8182 - Cissy Drinkard and the Sweet Inspirations - Songs of Faith and Inspiration - 1968
Tracks: What a Friend / I Shall Know Him / Swing Low / Guide Me / Looking on the Bright Side // He'll Fight / Without a Doubt / The 23rd Psalm / Down by the River Side / Pilgrims of Sorrow

Atlantic SD-8201 - Sweet Inspirations - What the World Needs Now - 1968
Tracks: Alfie / What the World Needs Now is Love / To Love Somebody / Watch the One Who Brings You the News / Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again / Unchained Melody // You Really Didn't Mean It / Walk in My Shoes / Where Did It Go / I Could Leave You Alone / That's How Strong My Love Is / I Don't Want to Go on Without You

Atlantic SD-8225 - Sweet Inspirations - Sweets For My Sweet - 1969
Tracks: But You Know I Love You / Chained / It's Not Easy / Get a Little Order / Don't Go / It's Worth It All // Sweets For My Sweet / Every Day Will be Like a Holiday / Let Me be Lonely / Crying in the Rain / Always David

Atlantic SD-8253 - Sweet Inspirations - Sweet, Sweet Soul - 1970
Tracks: Shut-Up!!! / Give My Love to Somebody / Two Can Play the Game / (Gotta Find) A Brand New Lover Parts 1 and 2 // Ain't Nothin' In the World / Them Boys / Flash in the Pan / At Last I've Found a Love / That's the Way My Baby Is

Stax STS-3017 - Sweet Inspirations - Estelle, Myrna And Sylvia - 1973
Tracks: Wishes And Dishes / You Roam When You Don't Get It At Home / Slipped And Tripped / All It Takes Is You And Me / Pity Yourself // Emergency / Call Me When All Else Fails / The Whole World Is Out / Why Marry

RSO 3058 Hot Butterfly 1979
Tracks:
Hot Fun / Face To Face / That's When You Know (Your Woman Wants To Be Free) / Hot Butterfly // Love Is On The Way / Holding Back /     It's Simple Things You Do / Do It Right