The Sisters (Sister Sledge album)

Summary

The Sisters
The Sisters by Sister Sledge.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 1982
StudioStarship, Sigma Sound Studios (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
GenreR&B[1]
Length42:27
LabelCotillion
ProducerSister Sledge
Sister Sledge chronology
All American Girls
(1981)
The Sisters
(1982)
Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
Smash Hits8½/10[2]

The Sisters is the sixth studio album by American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released in 1982 by Cotillion Records. The album is the group's first self-produced album.[1] It contains a remake of the Mary Wells hit "My Guy".[1][3] The Sisters peaked at No. 14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart[4] as well as No. 69 on the Billboard 200 chart.[5]

Track listing

  1. "Super Bad Sisters" (Art Austin, Robert Allen, Debbie Sledge Young, Joni Sledge, Kathy Sledge Lightfoot, Kim Sledge) – 4:38
  2. "My Guy" (William "Smokey" Robinson Jr.) – 3:46
  3. "Lightfootin'" (Kathy Sledge Lightfoot, Phillip Lightfoot) – 3:59
  4. "My Special Way" (Mark Moulin) – 5:03
  5. "Grandma" (Art Austin, Robert Allen) – 3:50
  6. "Get You in Our Love" (Michael Clark) – 3:53
  7. "Il Mácquillage Lady" (Joni Sledge) – 3:57
  8. "Everybody's Friend" (Kathy Sledge Lightfoot, Timothy J. Tobias) – 4:33
  9. "All the Man I Need" (Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore) – 4:41
  10. "Jacki's Theme: There's No Stopping Us" (Carol Conners, William Goldstein) – 4:07

Personnel

  • Kathy Sledge Lightfoot – lead vocals (2, 6), vocals (1–10)
  • Joni Sledge – lead vocals (4, 7), vocals (1–10)
  • Debbie Sledge Young – lead vocals (8), vocals (1–10)
  • Kim Sledge – vocals (1–10)
  • James Williams, Kenneth Williams – rap (1)
  • David Simmons – additional vocals (9)
  • Nick Mundy – rhythm guitar (1–9), lead guitar (2, 5, 7–9)
  • James "Herb" Smith – lead & rhythm guitar (10)
  • Steve Gold – keyboards, synthesizer (1, 5)
  • Jack Ebbert – keyboards (2, 4, 6, 9)
  • Timothy J. Tobias – keyboards (8)
  • Nathaniel Wilkie – keyboards (10)
  • Robert (Bob) Allen – bass (1, 3, 5)
  • Jimmy Williams – bass (2, 4, 6, 7, 8)
  • Howard (CJ) Clark – bass (9)
  • Jimmy "Funky" Williams – bass (10)
  • Darryl Birgee – drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • Phillip Lightfoot – drums (3, 10), electronic drums (10)
  • Drew Henderson – percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Larry Washington – percussion (10)

Production

  • Arranged by Phillip Lightfoot (track 3), Sister Sledge (tracks 1–10)
  • Horns & strings arranged by Jack Faith (1, 5), Jack Ebbert (2, 6, 9), Roscoe Gill (4)
  • Recording engineers: Arthur Stoppe, Dirk Devlin, Jim Gallagher, Joe Tarcia, Peter Humpheys
  • Recording assistant engineers: Joe Bees, John Wisner, Michael Tarcia, Michael Spitz, Scott MacMin, Vince Warsavage
  • Mixing engineer @ Power Station (New York City): Scott Litt (2, 7, 8)
  • Mixing assistant engineer @ Power Station (New York City): Malcolm Pollack (2, 7, 8)
  • Mixing & remixing engineer @ Sigma Sound Studios (Philadelphia): Joe Tarcia (1–10)
  • Art direction by Bob Defrin
  • Photography by Harry Langdon

In popular culture

References

  1. ^ a b c d Hanson, Amy. "Sister Sledge - The Sisters (1982) album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ Hillier, Beverly (4 February 1982). "Albums". Smash Hits. p. 17.
  3. ^ "Sister Sledge - The Sisters (1982)". Discogs. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Sister Sledge Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Sister Sledge Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 June 2018.

External links

  • Sister Sledge - The Sisters (1982) album releases & credits at Discogs
  • Sister Sledge - The Sisters (1982) album to be listened as stream on Spotify