The Best of Sister Sledge (1973-1985)

The Best of Sister Sledge (1973-1985)

by Sister SledgeSister Sledge

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Overview

Sister Sledge evolved quite a bit during the 12 years documented on this 1992 collection, which traces the Philadelphians' evolution from bubblegum soulsters to sexy but wholesome disco-era darlings to struggling urban-contemporary act. After early numbers like "Mama Never Told Me" and "Love Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me" (both recorded at a time when the sisters were still in their teens and came across as sort of a female Jackson 5), they dive headfirst into disco/soul with "Cream of the Crop" (an underrated, Philly-sounding pearl) and finally hit the big time with the Chic-produced mega-hits "We Are Family" and "He's the Greatest Dancer." One hears Sledge entering the '80s on a high note with "Got to Love Somebody" but by the middle of the decade sounding less inspired on the singles "Frankie" and "Dancing on the Jagged Edge." One of the collection's most disappointing tracks is the reggae remix of "He's Just a Runaway." While it's true that this is the version that became a medium-size hit, the more rock-ish version found on All American Girls packs a much greater punch. But despite a few weak spots here and there, this is a gem-laden CD that paints a generally impressive picture of the group.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1992
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227106027
catalogNumber: 71060
Rank: 72616

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sister Sledge   Primary Artist
David Simmons   Track Performer
Debbie Sledge   Vocals
Joni Sledge   Vocals
Kathy Sledge   Vocals
Kim Sledge   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gwen Guthrie   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
George Duke   Producer
Len Barry   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer,Producer
Nile Rodgers   Composer,Producer
Bobby Eli   Composer
Michael Garvin   Composer
Michael Gore   Composer
Dennis Herring   Composer
Michael Kunze   Composer,Producer
Silvester Levay   Producer
Lorelei McBroom   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer,Producer
Dean Pitchford   Composer
Tony Silvester   Producer
Joni Sledge   Composer
Lisa Walden   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
Bert de Coteaux   Producer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Denise Rich   Composer
David Bryant   Composer
Sylvester Levay   Composer
Joy Denny   Composer
Patrick Grant   Composer

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