|All Artists: Pointer Sisters|
Title: Serious Slammin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Number of Discs: 80
SwapaCD Credits: 80
UPCs: 078635656220, 078635656244
Overlooked But GREAT Pointer Sisters Album!
gassy goon | 06/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Pointer Sisters album is filled with some great songs , and of course singing! The CD starts off with some slammin' dance songs, and has many inspired songs that rate as some of the Pointer's best album tracks!
" MOONLIGHT DANCING " sung by June Pointer [ how she is missed ], is just an amazing, hypnotic song propelled by percussion & June's breathy vocal, and Anita & Ruth's backing. An overlooked gem that should have been a huge hit. Bette Midler covered it to lesser effect on an album. " I WILL BE THERE " is just an awesome pop/soul/dance song that is the zenith of what a pop song should be, and Anita brings this stunning shimmering song home! It should have been huge too! Ruth's solo on the ballad " I'M IN LOVE " is soothing & soulful, and was a hit single on the R&B chart. Those are my favorites on this release.
This is an GREAT CD that has been overlooked , but rates as one of the Pointer's strongest albums. It definitely has more of an urban music sound, with the influences of Prince , yet still in the R&B/dance/rock & pop sound that they are known for. Worth hearing & owning if you missed it the first time around, as there are many great songs like PRIDE, MY LIFE , and as the title says, the slammin' funk/dance frenzy of SERIOUS SLAMMIN' , SHUT UP AND DANCE and HE TURNED ME OUT. Sounds really fresh today. There are many surprises on this GREAT CD! It could have been as big as " BREAKOUT " if RCA Records had promoted it.
This was the last Pointer Sisters album produced by Richard Perry. The Pointers & him made a great team, and a stream of hits, starting with the " ENERGY " album & worldwide Top 10 hit " FIRE " in 1978. This final album together is a fitting example of their chemistry, & the Pointer Sister's special magic. It's Anita, Ruth & June Pointer together that is worth a listen & worth owning."
gassy goon | 02/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very much an urban style album. Tracks are as listed:
1. Serious Slammin'
2. Shut Up And Dance*
3. Moonlight Dancing
4. He Turned Me Out
6. My Life (remix of "Hot Together" album track)
7. I'm In Love
9. Uh Uh
10. I Will Be There
* = personal favorite"
HE TURNED ME OUT- MY FAVORITE!!!
Jeremy Gloff | 05/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL COMPILATION OF POINTER SISTERS SONGS YET!!! MY FAVORITE IS THE TRACK HE TURNED ME OUT.IT MIXES TODAY'S SOUNDS WITH THE EIGHTIE'S SIXTEEN BEAT RHYTHM. THEY MIX TOGETHER PERFECTLY IN THIS COLLECTION, AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!!!
LOVE THE POINTER SISTERS OPR DON'T LOVE THE, IT DOESN'T MATTER. AND YOU'LL LOVE THEIR LATEST ALBUM!!! BUY IT NOW!!! THERE ARE VERY FEW IN STOCK, AND NO OTHER SHOPPING WEBSITE HAS IT. BELIEVE ME, I SEARCHED FOREVER FOR THIS CD, AND THE SELLER, WHICH WAS HERE, HAD ONLY ONE LEFT IN STOCK, SO HURRY AND BUY IT NOW!!!! I'M WAITING!!!"