Together (Sister Sledge album)

Summary

Together
Together sister sledge album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 1977
RecordedSeptember 1976 – April 1977
StudioThe Power Station (New York City, New York)
Genre
Length48:16
LabelCotillion Records
ProducerMichael Kunze
Sylvester Levay
Sister Sledge chronology
Circle of Love
(1975)
Together
(1977)
We Are Family
(1979)
Singles from Together
  1. "Blockbuster Boy"
    Released: April 13, 1977
  2. "Cream of the Crop"
    Released: June 1977
  3. "Baby, It's the Rain"
    Released: September 3, 1977
  4. "As"
    Released: November 29, 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]

Together is the second studio album by the American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released on August 9, 1977, by Cotillion Records. The album was the group's first release on the Cotillion label after parting from Atco Records.

Background

The album features a cover version of the Stevie Wonder R&B hit "As"; which was released the previous year by Wonder. The group performed the single on an episode of Soul Train, which aired in December 1977. Although the single charted to number thirty–six on the R&B/Soul charts for Wonder, Sister Sledge's version failed to chart. This album featured other moderate hits including "Blockbuster Boy" which reached number sixty–one on the R&B/Soul charts in mid–1977, and "Cream of the Crop" which reached number one hundred on the charts by year's end.[2]

Track listing

  1. "Blockbuster Boy" (Michael Kunze, Sylvester Levay) – 3:56
  2. "Do the Funky Do" (Don Freeman, Kathy Sledge) – 4:33
  3. "I Was Made to Love Him" (Henry Cosby, Lula Mae Hardaway, Sylvia May, Stevie Wonder) – 3:04
  4. "Hold on to This Feeling" (Joni Sledge) – 4:01
  5. "As" (Stevie Wonder) – 4:56
  6. "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley" (Allen Toussaint) – 3:32
  7. "Funky Family" (Kunze, Levay) – 4:19
  8. "Baby, It's the Rain" (Kunze, Levay) – 3:34
  9. "Can't Mess Around with Love" (Kathy Sledge) – 4:15
  10. "My Favorite Song" (Kunze, Levay) – 3:45
  11. "Hands Full of Nothing" (Kunze, Levay) – 4:05
  12. "Moondancer" (Kunze, Levay) – 4:16

Personnel

  • Kathy Sledge – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Debbie Sledge – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Joni Sledge – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Kim Sledge – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Siegfried "Sigi" Schwab – guitar
  • Nick Woodland – guitar
  • Sylvester Levay – keyboards, saxophone, arrangements
  • Gary Unwin – bass
  • Martin Harrison – drums
  • Joseph Spector – percussion
  • Gabor Kristof – trumpet
  • Georges Delagaye – trombone
  • Dino Solera – flute
  • Fritz Sonnleitner and His Friends – strings

Charts

Singles

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
1977 "Blockbuster Boy" 61
"Cream of the Crop" 100

References

  1. ^ Sister Sledge - Together (1977) at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Sister Sledge". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Sister Sledge US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.

External links

  • Sister Sledge - Together (1977) album releases & credits at Discogs
  • Sister Sledge - Together (1977) album to be listened as stream on Spotify