Steppin'

December 1, 2006 | Format: MP3

$7.92
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 29, 2004
  • Release Date: November 29, 2004
  • Label: Hip-O Select / Geffen
  • Copyright: (C) 1975 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 41:28
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  • ASIN: B003E7NPIU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,573 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I'm thirty-five and have searched for this cd for a long, long time.
June Evans
"Going Down" is a slowly burner that drops a funk bomb with the P-Sis belting it out so heavy you'll get chills up your spine!
Sambson
Every album was amazing with jazz, scat, pop, funk, r@b, even country all mixed in.
barry

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By June Evans on December 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This cd is the cd to have to appreciate the early days of the Pointer Sisters. I was seven years old when this album was released and continued to listen to it in my twenties. I'm thirty-five and have searched for this cd for a long, long time. I am thrilled to see it released on cd. I believe $40.00 for this cd is a bit much, but I can honestly say it's worth it. Every song is great, but Sleeping Alone, penned by Stevie Wonder is my favorite and Save the Bones for Henry Jones was my favorite song during my childhood. I use to perform it for my mother's company....how sad is that and I still remember the lyrics....now that's really bad and sad :-) Anyhoo, it's a nostalgic trip for me, but one I don't mind taking over and over again.
Enjoy!!!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Thanks to the Japanese once again for reissuing the Pointer Sisters' first four albums on CD. Like the other three, this one is outstanding. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is because of two glitches: 1) a misspelling in the first track on the back cover (which is rather comical, actually); and 2) a slight drop-out at the beginning of "Easy Days." Aside from that, it's perfect and well worth the money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Binnielula on March 14, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I've been trying to get this album on CD for years. It's been available as an import for awhile, and I ordered it as such from several venues, including Amazon, only to be told after waiting 6-8 weeks that it was unavailable. Well, Amazon vendors finally listed it (and the other truly great PS album, live at the Opera House) and I ordered both albums. They are both far better than the pile of albums the PS recorded later of all covers, but Steppin' with its Duke Ellington medley, Stevie Wonder cut and everything else, is a really great album. Now if I could only find LaBelle's album Phoenix on CD, life would be good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andre' S Grindle on April 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"Steppin'" is one of the funkiest,FIRIEST of the Pointer
Sisters LP's.The main reason in addition to the hit "How Long"
is the Herbie Hancock/Headhunters collaberation "Chainey Do" in
whitch these snazzy sisters throw down the JAM in fine style!
The rest veers from jazzy vocalese that was the Pointers then
stock in trade but it's ALL so worth it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sambson on June 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD
STEPPIN' is a high point in the Pointer Sisters 70's output, and their final album for Blue Thumb; with plenty of space for their 40s style Big band chorus singing, as well as some of their heaviest funk of all time. Once it occurs to you that this album plays like the bulk of a musical the P-Sis might have written about a woman who's man recently left her high and dry, and is now STEPPIN' out to find her own way; it's hard not to see how these songs follow this theme. "How Long" starts as a slow funk burner and establishes the cheating man theme, while the elastic tempoed "Sleeping Alone" states the obvious in an oddly assembled composition that works nonetheless (probably one of the least catgorizable songs of their career; written by Stevie Wonder). "Easy Days" takes it down to an Issac Hayes ballad tempo (one of the writers) and falls into a Broadway style 70s show music tune about dreamin and hopin for a day alone without a worry. "Chaney Do" is one of the hard funk numbers here, about searching the town for some lovin' but finding that Mr. Chaney is the only one who satisfies. It begins with a wonderful African chant and progresses into a funky rhythm section, wah wahed out guitar and stanky clavinet by Stevie Wonder, in a lengthy solo section before breaking back down to a chanted ending. "Nothing But The Blues" is a remarkable tribute to Duke Ellington which flows back and forth between six different songs by Duke. The slow build, strings and superbly arranged vocals take us near both the 40s and Broadway again (or more accurately 40s Harlem's 125th Street), while the P-Sis build to an ending where lines from several songs are delivered alongside one another for a rather smart climax.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gassy goon on April 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Pointer Sisters got seriously into the funk with this 3rd album. It's a must to hear the complete version of their own " HOW LONG [ BETCHA GOT A CHICK ON THE SIDE ] " with it's long into with strings & orchestra, wah-wah guitars and all those intricate vocals. As funky as anything out of the 70's heyday of funk. Glorious , hypnotic and intoxicating, it certainly propelled the group into a more fitting contemporary sound. The similar influences & styles can be heard on " GOING DOWN SLOWLY ", SLEEPING ALONE " written by Stevie Wonder, and " CHAINEY DO ". I also really love " EASY DAYS ", sung gorgeously by Bonnie. It's a contemporary song, but also has an old time feel to it, and one of my favorites on this album for it's diversity.

I remember the comical " SAVE THE BONES FOR HENRY JONES " from seeing them perform it on " THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW " [ they did " HOW LONG " too ]. The Duke Ellington Medley is classy, and " WANTING THINGS " is a slow Bacharach/David ballad sung by June. Nice to have, though it sounds out of place on this album. A very funky album that was well neeeded for the Pointers progression , and really a step in the right direction .
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