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Extended versions of their top hits of the 80's

Versatile Anita, June and Ruth Pointer were prominent fixtures during the 80's FM radio years and also one of the first black groups to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. Their top hits on this compilation are mostly extended versions. The only songs that are the same as the single versions are "Amercan Music," "He's So Shy," and "Fire." The reason why? There were no extended versions done of these songs. The remaining songs are great dance tunes and the extended versions are the ones that were available on vinyl back when the song was made popular. Remember, an extended version is not a remix. It's just more of the great original song and that's what makes this Greatest Hits compilation so great. When this CD was released, there was not enough room on the CD to include the lessor-known hits of "Goldmine," "All I Know Is The Way I Feel," "Mercury Rising," and "He Turned Me Out." Of course, only us die-hard fans are aware that these songs even exsisted. Buy this album. You'll love the extended mixes.


Formed: 1971 in Oakland, CA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Pointer Sisters were as chameleonic as David Bowie, if not more so. The sibling group backed Grace Slick and Boz Scaggs, made stops at Sesame Street and the Grand Ole Opry, won a country Grammy, and appeared in the movie Car Wash, all before scoring four consecutive Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hits in the mid-‘80s. From their early ‘70s releases on Blue Thumb through their ‘80s commercial run on Planet and RCA, the Pointers moved through boogie-woogie, bebop, blues, country, funk, disco, soft rock,...
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