Having a Party is the fourth studio album by American family vocal group the Pointer Sisters, released in 1977 on the ABC/Blue Thumb label. It was a series of lasts for the group in many ways. With youngest member June out for a brief time, the remaining trio of Ruth, Anita and Bonnie recorded the set with June also appearing on the title track (a cover of Sam Cooke's hit)
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The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included such diverse genres as pop, disco, jazz, electronic music, bebop, blues, soul, funk, dance, country and rock. The Pointer Sisters have won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. The group had 13 US top 20 hits between 1973 and 1985.
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Pointer Sisters chronology. Having a Party (1977). After a brief split following sister Bonnie's departure from the group, a musically reinvented and recharged Pointer Sisters returned composed of Ruth, Anita and June. Their first album for Planet, this was also the first album produced by Richard Perry. The record spawned a number two pop smash (and gold-certified single) with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Fire". Happiness" also scored on the . pop Top 40. Energy became the group's first gold-certified release since 1974's That's a Plenty. The album was remastered and issued on CD with bonus.
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|A1||Having A Party
Written-By – Sam Cooke
|A2||Don't It Drive You Crazy
Written-By – Ted Ashford
|A3||I Need A Man
Written-By – A. Pointer*, B. Pointer*, B. Good*, D. Rubinson*, J. Cohen*, J. Pointer*
|B1||Waiting On You
Written-By – Melvin Ragin, Ruth Pointer
|B2||I'll Get By Without You
Written-By – Bonnie Pointer, Don Grusin, Melvin Ragin
|B3||Bring Your Sweet Stuff Home To Me
Written-By – A. Pointer*, B. Pointer*, S. Wonder*
Written-By – A. Pointer*, B. Pointer*, R. Pointer*
- Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra], Keyboards, Synthesizer – Sonny Burke
- Art Direction – Earl Klasky
- Bass – Chuck Domanico, Gene Santini, James Jamerson, Louis Johnson, Willie Weeks
- Design [Album] – Dave Bhang
- Drums – Ed Greene , Gaylord Birch, James Gadson
- Engineer – Fred Catero, Tim Kramer
- Guitar – Robert Bowles*, Chris Michie, David T. Walker, Wah Wah Watson*, Ray Parker Jr.
- Keyboards, Synthesizer – Stevie Wonder, Tom Salisbury
- Mastered By – George Horn, Phil Brown
- Percussion – Kenneth Nash
- Photography By – Antonin Kratochvil
- Producer, Engineer – David Rubinson
- Saxophone – Ernie Watts
- Steel Drums – Andy Narell
NotesRecorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles and Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.
A product of Catero Sound Co., San Francisco.
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Records, Louis Johnson appears courtesy of Quincy Jones Productions an A&M Records, Inc., Wah Wah Watson appears courtesy of Columbia Records, Ernie Watts appears courtesy of A&M / Horizon Records, Inc., David T. Walker appears courtesy of A&M / Ode Records Inc.
|ABCL 5163||Pointer Sisters||Having A Party (LP, Album)||ABC Records||ABCL 5163||UK||1977|
|UICY-15303||Pointer Sisters||Having A Party (CD, Album, RE)||Geffen Records||UICY-15303||Japan||2014|
|25 598||Pointer Sisters||Having A Party (LP, Album)||Blue Thumb Records||25 598||Germany||1977|
|UIJY-75041||Pointer Sisters||Having A Party (LP, Album, RE)||Blue Thumb Records, ABC Records||UIJY-75041||Japan||2015|
|BT-6023||Pointer Sisters||Having A Party (LP, Album)||ABC Blue Thumb||BT-6023||US||1977|