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Yes We Can Can: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings
Pointer Sisters
Yes We Can Can: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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This is the first domestic compilation of recordings that put the Pointer Sisters on the charts. Included are \Yes We Can Can

      
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All Artists: Pointer Sisters
Title: Yes We Can Can: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 7/15/1997
Release Date: 7/15/1997
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Contemporary R&B, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076744005229

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This is the first domestic compilation of recordings that put the Pointer Sisters on the charts. Included are \Yes We Can Can

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Best you can do -- original releases have been deleted
Tyler Smith | Denver, CO United States | 04/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's incredible to me that the Pointer Sisters' first three releases, from which these cuts primarily are drawn, are no longer available. This CD does an admirable job of cherry-picking key selections. Still, key cuts from the great first album, such as "Sugar" are missing, as are the title cut from the second album "That's a Plenty" and the powerful "Grinning in Your Face." The four sisters could flat out sing, any style, with tremendous imagination and flair. This collection shows off their versatility. There's the funk of "Yes We Can Can," the rockin' blues of Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle" (one of the greatest party tunes of all time, and the women simply wail it), the jazz harmonies and phrasings of "Salt Peanuts," the show tune flair of "Steam Heat," and for good measure a straight-ahead country tune, "Fairy Tale," which dispels any notion that African-American women from Oakland can't get on down to the honkytonk bars.In my opinion, despite some commercial success in the '80s, the Pointer Sisters never got the credit they deserved, but they may have been a victim of their own versatility. After all, the music industry loves to pigeonhole, and the sisters simply resisted classification. How many groups can you name who could sing Springsteen and Ellington with equal ease?If you're really hooked on the pinpoint harmonies and rich humor that these ladies delivered, a search for the self-titled first album (1973), in particular, is advised."
Bless My Soul: The Pointers at Blue Thumb....
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...they acted as if they stepped out of an "Ain't Misbehavin'" type of scenario. Nineteen forties party gals who was all about having a good time in their Rosie the Riveter hairdos, their nylons knotted at their thighs, their Be-bop stilleto'ed platform shoes. Most thought they were a disco novelty act. But wait. Did you hear those David Rubinson produced, wah-wah in overdrive, 7 plus minute tracks like Yes We Can, How Long (Betcha Gotta Chick on the Side), Love in Them Hills, Going Down Slowly? Are they funky or what? Did you listen to those old jazz cuts they harmoniously performed like the Andrew Sisters deconstructed and then dipped in honey and green tea...Jada, Salt Peanuts, Cloudburst? These ladies were listening to jazz vocalese experts Hendricks, Ross and Lambert, fer sure. And that one country and western tune Fairy Tale. I ain't much for country, but it even had me looking for a Stetson. We pretty much all know what happens to the ladies: the Dreamgirls scenario. One leaves the group for a solo career, seemingly to leave the others for dead. The remainder of the group goes on to wild success, yadda, yadda, yadda. It's all in the History of R&B books under 'Sisters, Pointer'. But in all that, they put out some great music. I look forward to the repressing of some of the Richard Perry produced Planet Records they did--particularly Special Things. Until then, this will admirably fill my bill."
This CD smokes!
Ricardo X | North Chicago, Illinois USA | 12/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The early Pointer Sisters recordings are phenominal. The Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross influence is unmistakeable. Backing up the babes is an astonishing array of studio masters. Gaylord Birch (drums), Tom Salisbury (piano), and Ron McClure (basses) just cook their butts off. Willie Fulton's guitar and the amazing Hoodoo Rhythm Devils give the essential swamp voodoo groove behind the vocalists. They really don't make 'em like this anymore. Turn it up!"