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Friday, August 5, 2011


I always find it impressive when groups or artists are able to adapt into other style variations during a long career. While I personally may not like the results, that's beside the point. Sounds and styles change, and a living must be made. The Pointer Sisters morphed thru soul, funk, disco, electro and pop throughout their career and had many hits along the way.

While this early side wasn't a hit per se, it's THE ONE as far as collectors, aficionado's and those who just wanna GET DOWN to some fine soulful sounds. Here we find the Oakland group teamed up with NOLA's Wardell Quezergue for this brilliant meeting of west coast and New Orleans soul. Special mention must be made of those heavenly sisterly harmonies and bass playing that deserves an award.

from 1972...



Holly said...

Well, this is going to be stuck in my head all day... :-)

Anonymous said...

sha la la boom boom

Bram Bosman said...

This has to be one of the best you ever posted (IMHO of course)!!! Great groove, bassline, and a fabulous arrangement!
I had never heard of Wardell before, so thanks for putting me on his trail too!

CorCatt said...

Well hell! Any chance of a re-up of this one? The Pilooski Edit is good - this original must be incredible!

Thomas said...

This is a nice little ass-kicker with Bonnie singing lead. Recorded down in NOLA in '71 released in '72 it was either the 1st or 2nd(?) recording of The Pointer Sisters ... "Don't Try to Take the Fifth" was the other. One of my all-time faves and def a favourite in the Northern Soul (Brits) circuits. Nice post!