Happy MUN-DANE, Everyone! This week’s featured artist are The Pointer Sisters.
WIKI: The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B recording act from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over three decades, their repertoire has included such diverse genres as pop, disco, jazz, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country and rock.
The group had its early origins when sisters June and Bonnie Pointer began performing in clubs in 1969 as “Pointers, a Pair”. The line-up grew to a trio when sister Anita Pointer joined them. They scored a record deal with Atlantic Records and released several unsuccessful singles. The trio grew to a quartet when sister Ruth joined in December 1972. They then signed with Blue Thumb Records, recorded their debut album, and began seeing more success. The group achieved its greatest commercial success as a trio during the 1980s consisting of the line-up of June, Ruth, and Anita. Bonnie had left the group in 1978 to commence a solo career with only modest success.
The height of their success
Over the next few years they achieved their greatest commercial success and continued to demonstrate their versatility. In 1980 the soulful pop single, “He’s So Shy“, reached number three on the charts, and the following year a slow, sultry ballad, “Slow Hand“, reached number two. The follow-up, “Should I Do It” was classic girl-group. Perry switched distribution of Planet to RCA in 1982. The first release from this new union was “American Music”, a patriotic-themed. modernised take on the girl-group sound while “I’m So Excited” was an influential, exuberant dance track. All these singles were significant hits in the US and were also successful in Australia, where all but “American Music” reached the Top 20.
I’m So Excited
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