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The Pointer Sisters

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I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters 03:50
Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters 04:26
Automatic The Pointer Sisters 04:48
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Pointer Sisters 03:21
Jump (For My Love) The Pointer Sisters 04:22
Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters 03:46
I’m So Excited The Pointer Sisters 07:40
Neutron Dance The Pointer Sisters 04:14
Fire The Pointer Sisters 03:30
Dare Me The Pointer Sisters 04:17

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Automatic
Slow Hand
Jump (For My Love)

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As children raised in a deeply religious family who listened only to gospel music, Oakland, California’s Pointer Sisters were brought up to believe that rock'n'roll and blues were "the devil's music". However, they soon embraced other styles after June Pointer decided she wanted a showbusiness career and started singing in nightclubs, then forming a duo with her sister Bonnie. In time Anita Pointer also joined as they toured and sang backing vocals with acts like Grace Slick, Elvin Bishop and Boz Scaggs. When fourth sister Ruth joined, they developed a jazzy scat singing style, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1973, including the R&B hit “Yes We Can Can”. Second album That's A Plenty incorporated country on another hit, “Fairytale”, but in 1975 they established the full-on R&B sound for which they're most recognised on Steppin', including another breakthrough hit, “How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)”; the start of a proud series of hits like “Fire”, “He's So Shy”, “Slowhand”, “Automatic”, “Jump (For My Love)” and “I'm So Excited”. However, touring took its toll and June and Bonnie both left in the late 1970s, while Ruth and Anita cut back on their schedule and continued as a duo. June died in 2006 but in 2009 Bonnie returned to the fold for another chapter in the Pointer Sisters' story. Anita retired for health reasons in 2015, and Bonnie suffered a fatal cardiac arrest on June 8th, 2020, although Ruth continues to keep the family business going strong alongside her daughter, Issa, and granddaughter, Sadako, who have together formed the group’s core lineup since 2009.