Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1980 album from the R&B siblings, one of the most successful female groups in music history. Special Things features the gold selling single 'He's So Shy', which returned the group to R&B Top Ten as well as soaring all the way to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning them a Grammy nomination in the process. The album made #19 Soul and #34 Pop in 1980 and features contributions from Burt Bacharach on keyboards alongside Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Motown session musician, James Jamerson on bass. Includes a non-album B-side as bonus track plus extensive liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Ruth and Anita Pointer.
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In 1980 the Pointer Sisters released Special Things, their third album under the production genius
of Richard Perry, launching The Pointer Sisters into the 80s and their most commercially successful period. Special Things featured the gold selling single HE’S SO SHY which returned the group to R&B Top Ten as well as soaring all the way to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning them a Grammy nomination in the process. Also included are the popular Could I Be Dreaming which peaked at #22 on the R&B chart as well as becoming a Club hit alongside the Disco classic We’ve Got The Power.
The Pointer Sisters' 13th charting LP, 1985's Contact, was an exercise in slick, edgy, synthesized pop. Both "Dare Me" and "Freedom," easily the best songs here, marched straight onto the singles charts. The former was an audacious, rough-and-ready come-on draped in a samba beat, wrapped in period trimmings, and brimming with sharp vocal harmonies. The latter, on the other hand, graced the R&B Top 30 with a quiet, soulful dream, riding a light beat and little instrumentation.
BABY SISTER was her first solo album, produced by Richard Perry and was released on his Planet label in 1983 a few months before the Pointer Sisters multi-platinum album Break Out. It is widely known as the album where Perry perfected the R&B/Dance sound that would soon give the Pointer Sisters the biggest hits of their career Automatic and Jump.
is the self-titled debut by , released in 1973 on the Blue Thumb label. The album yielded the hits and and became a success based on word of mouth after heralded performances at in Los Angeles and the . The album peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200 and reached #3 on the R&B albums chart and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in February 1974.
began her career as one-fourth of the singing during the early '70s. She married producer and started a solo career at Motown in 1978. She released two albums of mostly covers of early Motown hits. Bonnie Pointer left Motown in the '80s, following a dispute over her contract. She moved to Private I Records, where she recorded in 1984.