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Pointer Sisters, The

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The Pointer Sisters: The Pointer Sisters

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 28 July 1973

ANITA, RUTH, JUNE and Bonnie Pointer come to us with the fervent recommendations of seemingly everybody in America. But with the best will in the ...

The Pointer Sisters: Roseland Ballroom, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 13 September 1973

Upbeat Nostalgia Tones Scat-Singing Of Pointer Sisters ...

The Pointer Sisters, Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five: Roseland Ballroom, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 20 September 1973

THE FALL is upon us at last, and the theme for the season, the dreary, greasy '50s having run their course, is the revival of ...

The Pointers: Sign of a Wasted Rock Culture

Profile by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 29 September 1973

ANYTIME THE American media welcomes a new act with such an overt display of scraping and bowing for superlatives, it's time to be suspicious. ...

Pointer Sisters: Rainbow Room, Biba, London

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 26 January 1974

IF YOU'RE still able to get tickets for any of the Pointer Sisters' concerts I strongly advise you to invest in them. At an LA ...

The Pointer Sisters: That's a Plenty (Blue Thumb)

Review by Colman Andrews, Creem, August 1974

THE POINTER Sisters are basically the Bettes noires of East Bay jazz-rock jive. ...

LaBelle: Nightbirds (Epic, Import); The Pointer Sisters: Live At The Opera House (Blue Thumb)

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 19 October 1974

AN IRRATIONAL prejudice: Given a choice between the sound of New York and the sound of New Orleans, I'd always go for the former. If ...

Toussaint's New Orleans: a New Home for R&B?

Profile and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, February 1976

HAVING EXHAUSTED the "Motown Sound" in the sixties, soul music is now dominated by the "Philly Sound" — a triumph of polish and strings. True ...

Rose Royce (and guests): Car Wash (MCA MCSP278) ****

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, February 1977

WRITTEN AND produced for the film by Norman Whitfield, arranged by Paul Riser, performed by Rose Royce with some help from Wah Wah Watson, The ...

The Pointer Sisters: Special Things (Planet K 52242)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 21 October 1980

'Could I Be Dreaming'; 'He's So Shy'; 'The Love Too Good To Last'; 'Evil'; 'Save This Night For Love'; 'We've Got The Power'; 'Where Did ...

The Pointer Sisters: Look! Slow hands…

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Smash Hits, 17 September 1981

WITH THE sultry ‘Slow Hand’ firmly placed at No. 2 in the US and showing every sign of going Top Ten over here, The Pointer ...

Pointer Sisters: Dominion, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 26 November 1981

AS DELIVERED by the Pointer Sisters, 'Slow Hand' is not merely a memorable recent hit single but perhaps the best women's song written by men ...

Richard Perry

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', BBC Books, 1982

IF ANY PRODUCER could be said to have an instantly identifiable sound, aside from the obvious case of Phil Spector, it would be Richard Perry. ...

Pointer Sisters: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 18 May 1985


USA For Africa: We Are The World (Columbia)

Review by J. Kordosh, Creem, August 1985


The Pointer Sisters — Their Day of Honor: Better Late Than Never

Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 September 1985

13 years tardy, Oakland pays tribute to homegrown singers ...

Reel American: Richard Perry

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1985

Doctor of Applied Song Medicine, Studio Psychology, R&B Analysis and Chart Metallurgy... ...

The Pointer Sisters: Right Rhythm

Review by Paul Sexton, Select, September 1990

TOPSY-TURVY would seem to be the phrase. Along come the soulful sisters Pointer from Oakland. California in the '70s and produce some blistering singles like ...

Bonnie Pointer, 1950-2020

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 10 June 2020

"I'M THE KIND OF PERSON who likes to do adventurous, new things," said the singer Bonnie Pointer in 1979. "It's got to be a challenge ...

see also Bonnie Pointer


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