My goodness I was totally besotted with Sister Sledge at the turn of the 80’s having seen them and met them several times during their 18-month association with the legendary Chic Organisation.
Kathy, Debra, Joan and Kim turned out some of the best disco material the world has ever experienced from the floor filling He’s The Greatest Dancer, the sultry Thinking Of You, to the anthematic We Are Family.
Like an excited school kid I can remember being ushered backstage and being totally dumbstruck by the sheer presence of these four fabulous women.
Here you’ll find collected together 36 examples of the disco divas finest from those days with Chic right up to the mid-80’s when they were still releasing classy tunes such as Lost In Music and not so classy Frankie.
With a couple of hard to find remixes and at mid price this is an essential purchase
Comprising real-life sisters Kathy, Kim, Joni and Debbie, Sister Sledge are one of the most successful and distinctive female vocal ensembles of all-time, and this 36-trach double-disc set is a perfect primer for the Philly siblings. Liberally laced with their classy collaborations with Chic – He’s The Greatest Dancer, Thinking Of You, We Are Family, Lost In Music et al – it also features some terrific earlier recordings, among them a fabulous Mama Never Told Me, a terrific All The Man I Need, and a spirited version of Stevie Wonder’s As. With the distinctive vocals of Kathy to the fore, there’s also their excellent later material such as All American Girls and the classy Smile, which somehow wasn’t a hit.