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Thread started 12/05/17 4:46pm

Comser

The Pointer Sisters vs Sister Sledge

Which sister group do you prefer...I love both...kinda hard to choose
Pointers had more “hits” but Kathy Sledge had the better “voice” of all

Sister Sledge favs: We Are Family, All American Girls, He’s The Greatest Dancer, My Guy, Keep Good Loving

Pointer Sisters favs: Automatic, Slow Hand, Fire, He’s So Shy, Jump (For My Love), I’m So Excited
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Reply #1 posted 12/05/17 5:08pm

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Both with Pointers coming out slightly above. SLIGHTLY.

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Reply #2 posted 12/05/17 5:31pm

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Comser said:

Which sister group do you prefer

Imma go with The Emotions. biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 12/05/17 5:33pm

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I liked when the Pointers were doing the Andrews Sisters style act because I like the Andrews.

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Reply #4 posted 12/05/17 6:28pm

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The Pointers hands down! Sister Sledge, for the most part, were given really sub par material to work with. Kathy was the lead vocalist on the few hits they managed to have. Although she had a decent voice, it could not stand up to any of the Pointer ladies, especially June who had the most powerful, soulful voice of the group.
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Reply #5 posted 12/05/17 7:34pm

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Pointer Sisters.

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Reply #6 posted 12/05/17 8:23pm

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kitbradley said:

Sister Sledge, for the most part, were given really sub par material to work with.


the two Chic-produced albums were excellent,though
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Reply #7 posted 12/05/17 9:05pm

Comser

Nile did three of their albums....
1979 We Are Family / 1980 Love Somebody Today / 1985 When The Boys Meet The Girls
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Reply #8 posted 12/05/17 10:08pm

dancerella

No competition. The Pointer Sisters!
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Reply #9 posted 12/06/17 1:20pm

SoulAlive

I like both groups but I would have to choose The Pointer Sisters.

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Reply #10 posted 12/06/17 3:49pm

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I have about 16 songs by Sister Sledge. Three of which are remixes. I have 46 songs by the Pointer Sisters. Four of which are remixes. I like them both, but if I had to choose, I'd choose the Pointers over the Sledges. Siste Sledge was pretty much R&B/Dance/Easy Listening, while the Pointer Sisters were R&B/Dance/Pop/Rock/Easy Listening and little more. I like their wider range of genre appeal.

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Reply #11 posted 12/06/17 4:15pm

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I'd go with the Pointer Sisters, even though sister sledge probably have the most well known song of both groups with "We Are Family" and possibly the 2nd most known song with "He's The Greatest Dancer."
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Reply #12 posted 12/06/17 4:27pm

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The Pointers most definitely.

They were more dynamic.
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Reply #13 posted 12/07/17 1:39pm

SoulAlive

Sister Sledge's 1981 album All American Girls is very underrated.Produced by Narada Michael Walden,it is filled with excellent tracks.

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Reply #14 posted 12/08/17 10:06am

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MickyDolenz said:



Comser said:


Which sister group do you prefer

Imma go with The Emotions. biggrin




HELL YEAH!!!...i NEVER outgrew my love for Sheila and Wanda Hutchinson...The Emotions singing over all those Earth Wind & Fire tracks was amazing...Sister Sledge was basic and dull, and The Pointer Sisters looked and sounded like drag queens...when i first heard "Automatic", for days i thought it was a dude singing..
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Reply #15 posted 12/08/17 10:34am

Comser

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Sister Sledge's 1981 album All American Girls is very underrated.Produced by Narada Michael Walden,it is filled with excellent tracks.



My 2nd favorite Sledge album after WAF
And 1982s The Sisters is great to me also...they self produced!
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Reply #16 posted 12/08/17 8:54pm

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MotownSubdivision said:

The Pointers most definitely. They were more dynamic.

yeahthat and all they took turns singing lead nod

Automatic (1984)

The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love) (1983)

I'm So Excited (1982)

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Reply #17 posted 12/09/17 7:57pm

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Does anyone remember when the Pointers guest-starred on Gimme A Break? Ruth looked like Aunt Ester! lol

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Reply #18 posted 12/09/17 8:29pm

morningsong

I don't know can't make up my mind. Maybe because...


This brings back memories of the many arguments I got into in my HS math class with a Van Halen lover. I'm surprised our teacher let us get away with what we did.




Just to be a wee bit fair and balanced.





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Reply #19 posted 12/10/17 1:29am

Comser

Seems like more say Pointer Sisters....

But regarding Sister Sledge, which version of “He’s Just A Runaway” do you prefer? The original Pop/Rock album version or the Reggae Tribute To Bob Marley version?

https://youtu.be/tkncmqIWTng

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Reply #20 posted 12/16/17 6:43pm

Tontoman22

Comser said:

Which sister group do you prefer...I love both...kinda hard to choose Pointers had more “hits” but Kathy Sledge had the better “voice” of all Sister Sledge favs: We Are Family, All American Girls, He’s The Greatest Dancer, My Guy, Keep Good Loving Pointer Sisters favs: Automatic, Slow Hand, Fire, He’s So Shy, Jump (For My Love), I’m So Excited

The Pointer Sisters were all really talented singers. Bonnie left the group early to go solo. They all took turns singing lead like you would expect a group to do. Many people don't even know they won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance duo or group in 1974 for Fairytale (they are from Arkansas), Bonnie and Anita who wrote the song were up for Best Country Song. I loved Yes We Can, Steamed Heat and Chick On the Side...those are all early recordings. They have 7 top 10 singles..you mentioned 6 of them, along with Neutron Dance. 13 top 20s. Beside being one of the first black female artists to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. After Donna Summer (SWHFTM & Unconditional Love - 83), and Denience Williams (LHIFTB - 84), with Jump & I'm So Excited in 84.

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Reply #21 posted 12/16/17 9:30pm

SoulAlive

Comser said:

regarding Sister Sledge, which version of “He’s Just A Runaway” do you prefer? The original Pop/Rock album version or the Reggae Tribute To Bob Marley version?

I prefer the original pop/rock version.It's great.Such a shame that it didn't get much attention on pop or R&B stations.

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Reply #22 posted 12/16/17 10:13pm

lool

In their prime the Pointers were a stronger vocal outfit. I have a soft spot for Bonnie. If you haven't heard the solo album she released a few years ago, check it out. I think it's only sold on www.thepointersisters.com. I like all the Sledges voices and appreciate their studio work but their live performances often paled next to the studio versions. As for "He's Just A Runaway", I like both versions but I've probably listened to the pop/rock album version more. The liner notes for one of their Rhino CDs said they got really strange looks from live audience when they performed the original rock version so they re-recorded it as a reggae-tinged song. I still don't know what the song has to do with Bob Marley. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Reply #23 posted 12/17/17 4:08am

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Tontoman22 said:



Comser said:


Which sister group do you prefer...I love both...kinda hard to choose Pointers had more “hits” but Kathy Sledge had the better “voice” of all Sister Sledge favs: We Are Family, All American Girls, He’s The Greatest Dancer, My Guy, Keep Good Loving Pointer Sisters favs: Automatic, Slow Hand, Fire, He’s So Shy, Jump (For My Love), I’m So Excited

The Pointer Sisters were all really talented singers. Bonnie left the group early to go solo. They all took turns singing lead like you would expect a group to do. Many people don't even know they won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance duo or group in 1974 for Fairytale (they are from Arkansas), Bonnie and Anita who wrote the song were up for Best Country Song. I loved Yes We Can, Steamed Heat and Chick On the Side...those are all early recordings. They have 7 top 10 singles..you mentioned 6 of them, along with Neutron Dance. 13 top 20s. Beside being one of the first black female artists to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. After Donna Summer (SWHFTM & Unconditional Love - 83), and Denience Williams (LHIFTB - 84), with Jump & I'm So Excited in 84.

They're from Oakland, CA actually.
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Reply #24 posted 12/17/17 8:56am

Tontoman22

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Tontoman22 said:

The Pointer Sisters were all really talented singers. Bonnie left the group early to go solo. They all took turns singing lead like you would expect a group to do. Many people don't even know they won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance duo or group in 1974 for Fairytale (they are from Arkansas), Bonnie and Anita who wrote the song were up for Best Country Song. I loved Yes We Can, Steamed Heat and Chick On the Side...those are all early recordings. They have 7 top 10 singles..you mentioned 6 of them, along with Neutron Dance. 13 top 20s. Beside being one of the first black female artists to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. After Donna Summer (SWHFTM & Unconditional Love - 83), and Denience Williams (LHIFTB - 84), with Jump & I'm So Excited in 84.

They're from Oakland, CA actually.

They are from Arkansas....their father moved his ministry to Oakland Ca, Anita even went back to Arkansas for grade 5 (stayed with her Grandparents), grade 7 & grade 10. Anita is also an inductee of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and still owns the land where her grandfather built his home.

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Reply #25 posted 12/17/17 8:58am

SoulAlive

Favorite Pointer Sisters song: "Automatic"...I think this is one of the catchiest,most fun songs of the 80s.

Favorite Sister Sledge song: "He's The Greatest Dancer"....a fun fact: Chic were going to keep this song for themselves.

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Reply #26 posted 12/17/17 11:02am

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Tontoman22 said:



MotownSubdivision said:


Tontoman22 said:


The Pointer Sisters were all really talented singers. Bonnie left the group early to go solo. They all took turns singing lead like you would expect a group to do. Many people don't even know they won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance duo or group in 1974 for Fairytale (they are from Arkansas), Bonnie and Anita who wrote the song were up for Best Country Song. I loved Yes We Can, Steamed Heat and Chick On the Side...those are all early recordings. They have 7 top 10 singles..you mentioned 6 of them, along with Neutron Dance. 13 top 20s. Beside being one of the first black female artists to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. After Donna Summer (SWHFTM & Unconditional Love - 83), and Denience Williams (LHIFTB - 84), with Jump & I'm So Excited in 84.



They're from Oakland, CA actually.

They are from Arkansas....their father moved his ministry to Oakland Ca, Anita even went back to Arkansas for grade 5 (stayed with her Grandparents), grade 7 & grade 10. Anita is also an inductee of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and still owns the land where her grandfather built his home.

Really?

I'm not trying to sound flippant but everywhere I see says they were born in Oakland.
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Reply #27 posted 12/17/17 11:35am

SoulAlive

lool said:

As for "He's Just A Runaway", I like both versions but I've probably listened to the pop/rock album version more. The liner notes for one of their Rhino CDs said they got really strange looks from live audience when they performed the original rock version so they re-recorded it as a reggae-tinged song. I still don't know what the song has to do with Bob Marley. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Their audience wasn't used to hearing a rock/pop sound from them,so I think it took many of them by surprise smile but I never understood why they re-recorded it as a reggae song.Makes no sense,and it didn't really make people like the song more.

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Reply #28 posted 12/18/17 12:22am

Tontoman22

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Tontoman22 said:

They are from Arkansas....their father moved his ministry to Oakland Ca, Anita even went back to Arkansas for grade 5 (stayed with her Grandparents), grade 7 & grade 10. Anita is also an inductee of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and still owns the land where her grandfather built his home.

Really? I'm not trying to sound flippant but everywhere I see says they were born in Oakland.

They very well could have been born in Oakland, I am not sure when their parents moved to California. I have heard (seen) them talk about being from Arkansas in interviews, their family (roots) is from Arkansas, so probably why they talk about it.

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Reply #29 posted 12/18/17 9:46am

lool

Ruth says in her autobiography that her parents moved from Arkansas to California in 1943 after they had their second son. It was there, in Oakland, that she and her three sisters were born.
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