Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Sister Sledge were an R&B vocal group from Philadelphia consisting of sisters Debra, Joni, Kim & Kathy Sledge. They issued numerous albums throughout the1970's & 1980's. They are best known for their big hit "We Are Family... more »
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Sister Sledge were an R&B vocal group from Philadelphia consisting of sisters Debra, Joni, Kim & Kathy Sledge. They issued numerous albums throughout the1970's & 1980's. They are best known for their big hit "We Are Family". Even though that album has been issued on CD, most of their other albums have not. We now rectify that situation with the release of seven of their albums, all but one making their worldwide CD debuts.
The shape of things to come........
txacoli | East Sussex | 10/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You know, I'd never heard of this album until all the Sister Sledge albums were reissued by Wounded Bird, so I went ahead and bought it, along with all the others that I only had on vinyl. Compared with some of them, I really like this one a great deal more than some of their later stuff. I mean, "When the boys meet the girls" has some great tracks on Side 1, but Side 2 lets it down badly. This album has the exuberance of youth and early disco on it and to that end, it's such a fun listen. I was cooking when I first played it and up to my neck in mince (there's a camp joke in there somewhere, but honestly, I was making meatballs!), so I put the album on repeat in order that I didn't have to touch the player when the CD finished and could keep listening to some music. I enjoyed it so much the first time round, I let it go round again.
Sure, there are one or two strange choices included on the album, but the gals make a darn good job of them all the same. I have to say, I like the ballads, especially "Baby it's the rain" and I'm not usually that sentimental.
Put this album in context. It was the mid 70's, the girls were exploring the soul/disco groove and sounded as if they were out for a good time. That's really all you need to know. Go in with the attitude that you're going to kick back and listen to so"