Baby Sister- Expanded Edition - June Pointer

Baby Sister- Expanded Edition
Released on 13/09/10. The late June Pointer was the youngest member of the Pointer Sisters and sung lead on the group's first single, Don't Try To Take The Fifth, as well as their international smash hits Jump (For My Love), I Need You, He's So Shy, Goldmine, Happiness, Should I Do It and Dare Me.

The Pointer Sisters charted numerous classics throughout the seventies and eighties. June Co-wrote their signature song I'm So Excited with her sisters Anita and Ruth.

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.

The album became an R&B chart hit and spun off the hit single, Ready For Some Action (Co-Produced by Norman Whitfield - R&B#28) as well as two popular Motown covers, Don't Mess With Bill and I'm Ready For Love and New Love, True Love, co-written with Anita Pointer. The Pointer Sisters sang back up on four of the album's tracks.

Features a bonus track and interviews with Anita and Ruth Pointer as well as many of the musicians who played on the album. Since June's untimely death in 2006, the Pointer Sisters huge international fan base have been campaigning to get Baby Sister on CD. It is by far one of BBR's most requested albums.





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Code: CDBBR0012
Weight: 200
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Ready For Some Action / I Will Understand / To You, My Love / New Love, True Love / I’m Ready For Love / You Can Do It / Always / My Blues Have Gone / Don’t Mess With Bill /

BONUS TRACK- Ready For Some Action (Single Version)


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The Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful female groups the music industry has seen with 13 top 20 singles and 8 top 40 albums shared between the US and UK pop charts. 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 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 whose discography reads as a who‘s who of 60s and 70s soul. BBR introduces this newly re-mastered edition of Special Things accompanied by a non-album B-Side and extensive liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Ruth and Anita Pointer.
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So Excited!
*BRAND NEW FOR 2012* remastered to celebrate 30th anniversary, now from original masters.

The Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful female groups the music industry has seen with 18 Top 20 hit singles and 10 top 40 albums shared between the US Pop and R&B charts. In 1982 the Grammy award-winning sisters released the Richard Perry produced, SO EXCITED!, on Planet Records. The Sisters were backed by members of the band Toto on the album.

SO EXCITED! features such classics as the top 20 hit, American Music and the hugely popular title track, SO EXCITED!, written by Anita, June and Ruth Pointer with the album’s Associate  Producer Trevor Lawrence. SO EXCITED! reached the Billboard Top 30 but later went on to become the group’s most recognizable Top Ten hit when a remix featured on the triple platinum selling follow up album Break Out.

Also included are the Dance hit If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady and the group‘s popular rendition of Prince‘s I Feel For You which would became a huge hit for Chaka Khan two years later.

SO EXCITED! reached #24 on the Billboard R&B album chart and became a huge catalogue seller for the group in the mideighties. BBR introduces the original full version of SO EXCITED! for the first time on CD. This edition features extensive liner notes with interviews from Anita ands Ruth Pointer and Remixed bonus tracks.

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Break Out
The Pointer Sisters were one of the most successful female groups the music industry has seen with 13 top 20 singles and 8 top 40 albums shared between the US and UK pop charts. The 1983 release of Break Out saw the group reach the peak of their commercial success. This was the group's sixth album with producer Richard Perry, with whom they had three big US Pop hits: FIRE (#2, 1979), HE'S SO SHY (#3, 1980) and Slow Hand (#2, 1981). With BREAK OUT, the group took the advice of RUTH POINTER’s son, who wanted them to record a dance album. PERRY sought out associate producers for each track, giving BREAK OUT the electronic feel of 1983 R&B. The album’s lead single I Need You was recorded to reintroduce the group to their African-American fanbase, reaching the R&B Top 20. Second single Automatic reached #2 R&B and #5 Pop, giving the group their biggest hit for three years and becoming massively successful internationally. Jump (For My Love) followed suit, reaching #3 Pop and R&B in the US and #6 in the UK. BBR is very proud to present this 2CD deluxe edition, featuring the 1983 version of the album (massively successful on its release in the UK) for the first time on CD, plus the updated 1984 version and all of the 12" and 7" versions of each track from the album. Released in a deluxe digipak with 24-page booklet, the extensive liner notes feature interviews with Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Richard Perry and several of the album’s associate producers. This edition of Break Out introduces BBR’s new deluxe 2CD re-masters.




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Black & White: Expanded Edition
· The Pointer Sisters and Richard Perry switched gears in 1980 with the release of Special Things (CDBBR0022) and its massive hit single ‘He’s So Shy’ which landed in both the pop and R&B top ten. Buoyed by this success Perry was once again prepared to take the Sisters back into gold territory, and gave them the biggest selling single and album of their career so far with two Gold Certifications.

· BLACK & WHITE was titled so to reflect the broad musical influences heard in the music of The Pointer Sisters. The album immediately spun off the biggest ever American Pop hit of The Pointer Sisters’ career. ‘Slow Hand’ reached #2 on the Hot 100 and stayed there for three weeks, prevented from reaching the top spot by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s mega selling ‘Endless Love.’ As well as returning the group to the R&B top ten in the U.S., it did the same in Canada, many European countries, and at long last, the U.K. The Country-Soul ballad remains an adult contemporary staple on radio stations all over the world to this day.

· ‘Should I Do It’ was issued as the second single in many European countries where it became so successful that it was belatedly issued as a U.S. single, returning them to the pop top 20. Elsewhere on BLACK & WHITE industry heavyweights such as David Foster, Russ Ballard and Patrick Henderson lent their song-writing skills, making the album a Pop/Soul classic from start to finish. As well as being a gold selling album in the U.S. Black And White succeeded all over the world and became the group’s first U.K. hit album reaching #21 for a three month stint in the autumn of 1981.

· BBR is very proud to release this expanded remaster of BLACK & WHITE which now features three bonus tracks - including a track that was removed from the LP just before its release - as well as brand new interviews with Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Richard Perry and David Foster amongst others. BLACK AND WHITE is essential listening for all Eighties Soul and Pop fans out there.

Available 30/09/2013

 

 

 

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