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Sister Sledge

Background information
Origin United States
Genre(s) Disco
Years active 1972 – Present
Members
Kim Sledge
Debbie Sledge
Joni Sledge
Kathy Sledge

Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim Sledge (born 21 August 1957), Debbie Sledge (born 9 July 1954), Joni Sledge (born 13 September 1956), and Kathy Sledge (born 6 January 1959). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Kathy Sledge (b. ... A musical ensemble is, by definition, a group of three or more musicians who gather to perform music. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Brother and Sister redirect here. ... Kathy Sledge (b. ...

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Chart history

Sister Sledge were born and raised in West Philadelphia and began singing in local Philadelphia churches like the Second Macedonia Baptist Church. They were discovered by Charles Simmons and entered the UK Singles Chart in 1975 with "Mama Never Told Me" and "Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me". Their career went into decline before it revived under the magisterial production skills of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. This association gave them their biggest successes which came in 1979: the popular disco anthems "We Are Family" (#1 R&B, #2 Pop in the U.S.) and "He's the Greatest Dancer" (#1 R&B, #9 Pop in the U.S.) Both songs were included on their eight song 1979 album We Are Family. Their follow up album was 1980's Love Somebody Today, which included the songs "Got to Love Somebody" (#6 R&B, #64 Pop in the U.S., #34 in the UK) and "Pretty Baby". “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... This article is about the music genre. ... We Are Family was a hit dance single by Sister Sledge. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Hes the Greatest Dancer is a R&B song written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Sister Sledges third album We Are Family (1979). ... This article is about the musical composition. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... We Are Family is a 1979 album by Sister Sledge. ...


Switching to producer Narada Michael Walden in 1981, they released the album All-American Girls, yielding two hits (the title track, which reached #3 R&B and #79 Pop in the U.S. and #41 Pop in the UK), and "Next Time You'll Know", which reached #28 R&B in the U.S.) The sisters continued singing new material throughout the 1980s and 1990s. They achieved an international #1 hit with "Frankie" in 1985 (#1 in the UK for 4 weeks); surprisingly the follow-up single, "Dancing on the Jagged Edge", failed to make the UK Top 40. In 1992, Kathy left the group and recorded the solo album Heart. The group continued to perform with her and recorded the album African Eyes in 1998 as well as the Live in Concert album in 1997. In 2004 they headlined the International Food and Wine Festival at the Epcot theme park. In 2003, Debbi and Joni performed with two other girls in the PBS special, My Music: 70's Soul Superstars, which is also available on DVD. Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Frankie was a popular song by Sister Sledge. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article is about the Epcot theme park. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


Their biggest hits have been re-released several times in the UK, often in newly-remixed versions which keep them sounding new and up-to-date. "We Are Family" is regarded by the feminist movement as a totemic statement – it reached number 7 in 1979, number 33 in 1984 and number 5 in 1993. "Lost in Music" reached number 17 in 1979, number 4 in 1984 and number 14 in 1993. "Thinking of You" reached number 11 in 1984 and number 17 in 1993. Originally their biggest UK hit back in 1979, peaking at number 6, "He's the Greatest Dancer" has not been a hit again in the UK as an updated version, although Will Smith sampled the backing music in his Top 3 UK hit "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and Dannii Minogue covered it in 2007 A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Hes the Greatest Dancer is a R&B song written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Sister Sledges third album We Are Family (1979). ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... Gettin Jiggy Wit It is a 1998 hit single by rapper Will Smith, taken from his album Big Willie Style. ... Not to be confused with Dan Minogue. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Circle Of Love (1975) US R&B #56
  • Together (1977)
  • We Are Family (1979) UK #7, US #3, US R&B #1
  • Love Somebody Today (1980) US #31, US R&B #7
  • All American Girls (1981) US #42, US R&B #13
  • The Sisters (1982) US #69, US R&B #17
  • Bet'Cha Say That To All The Girls (1983) US #169, US R&B #35
  • When The Boys Meet The Girls (1985) UK #19, US R&B #52
  • Freak Out: The Greatest Hits Of Chic and Sister Sledge (1987) UK #72
  • The Best of Sister Sledge: 1973-1993 (1993) UK #19
  • African Eyes (1997)

We Are Family is a 1979 album by Sister Sledge. ... Love Somebody Today is a 1980 album by Sister Sledge. ...

Singles

Title U.K. Singles U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B Year
"Mama Never Told Me" #20 - - 1975
"Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me" - #92 #31 1975
"Blockbuster Boy" - - #61 1977
"Cream Of The Crop" - - #100 1977
"He's The Greatest Dancer" #6 #9 #1 1979
"We Are Family" #8 #2 #1 1979
"Lost In Music" #17 - #35 1979
"Got To Love Somebody" #34 #64 #6 1980
"Reach Your Peak" - - #21 1980
"Let's Go On a Vacation" - - #63 1980
"All American Girls" #41 #79 #3 1981
"Next Time You'll Know" - #82 #28 1981
"My Guy" - #23 #14 1982
"All The Man I Need" - - #45 1982
"B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby)" - - #22 1983
"Gotta Get Back To Love" - - #56 1983
"Thinking Of You" #11 - - 1984
"Lost In Music" (remix) #4 - - 1984
"We Are Family" (remix) #33 - - 1984
"Frankie" #1 #75 #32 1985
"Dancing On The Jagged Edge" #50 - #71 1985
"When The Boys Meet The Girls" #89 - - 1986
"Here To Stay" #78 - - 1986
"We Are Family '93" #5 - - 1993
"Lost In Music '93" #14 - - 1993
"Thinking Of You '93" #17 - - 1993

“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hes the Greatest Dancer is a R&B song written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers for Sister Sledges third album We Are Family (1979). ... We Are Family was a hit dance single by Sister Sledge. ...

Cover versions of Sister Sledge songs

  • "All the Man That I Need" was originally done by Linda Clifford in 1981 and was covered by Whitney Houston in 1991, becoming her ninth number-one hit.
  • "Mama Never Told Me" was covered by Tracie & The Questions in 1983. The recording was released on a compilation album entitled "Love The Reason" by Paul Weller's Respond label.
  • "Thinking of You" was a UK hit single for Maureen Walsh in 1990; it was also covered by Monday Michiru in 1999 and Paul Weller in 2004.
  • "Lost In Music" was covered by The Fall in 1993 on the album The Infotainment Scan.
  • "We Are Family" was covered by Babes in Toyland in 1995, the Spice Girls in 1998, Jump5 in 2003, and Jordan Pruitt in 2007.
  • "Lost in Music" was covered by Wackside sampling Sister Sledge in 2002.
  • "He's The Greatest Dancer" was covered by Dannii Minogue in 2006.
  • "We Are Family" was covered by Groovestylerz in 2007.
  • "We Are Family" was covered by Home Made Kazoku in 2007.
  • "Thinking of You" was remixed by Solitaire in 2004. Samples of the same music were used in Eclipse's dance hit "Makes Me Love You" in 1999.

All the Man That I Need is the second single from Whitney Houstons third album Im Your Baby Tonight. ... Linda Clifford (b. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... This is the 1999 studio effort released from R&B singer Tracie Spencer. ... Paul Weller (born John Weller 25 May 1958, Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... A response is the following: Often a response is the result of a stimulus. ... Monday Michiru Monday Michiru Sipiaguine (maiden name Mariano, more commonly known as Monday Michiru / MONDAY 満ちる) is a Japanese-American actress, singer, and songwriter whose music encompasses and fuses a wide variety of genres including jazz, dance, pop, and soul. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller May 25, 1958, in Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the band. ... Babes in Toyland were an all-women band formed in Minneapolis in 1988. ... The Spice Girls are a girl pop group formed in 1994, consisting of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... At an age when most teens have only begun to discover themselves Jordan Pruitt already has a good sense of who she is. ... Not to be confused with Dan Minogue. ... Home Made Kazoku translated in English as Home Made Family) is a Japanese hip hop trio signed to Ki/oon Records, a subsidiary of Sony Records. ...

See also

This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. ...

References

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External links

  • http://www.sistersledge.com. (under construction)

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Sister Sledge MP3 Downloads - Sister Sledge Music Downloads - Sister Sledge Music Videos (807 words)
Best known for their work with Chic in the late '70s, siblings Debbie, Kim, Joni, and Kathy Sledge -- collectively Sister Sledge -- reached the height of their popularity during the disco era but had been recording since the early '70s and were still active in the late '90s.
Sister Sledge's first national hit came in 1974, when "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me" reached number 31 on the R&B charts and the Philadelphians recorded their debut album, Circle of Love.
Sister Sledge's next album, Love Somebody Today (1980), was also produced by the Rodgers/Edwards team, and the single "Got to Love Somebody" became a number six R&B hit.
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Bio: Best known for their work with Chic in the late '70s, siblings Debbie, Kim, Joni, and Kathy Sledge -- collectively Sister Sledge -- reached the height of their popularity during the disco era but had been recording since the early '70s and were still active in the late '90s.
Sister Sledge's first national hit came in 1974, when "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me" reached number 31 on the R&B charts and the Philadelphians recorded their debut album, Circle of Love.
Sister Sledge's next album, Love Somebody Today (1980), was also produced by the Rodgers/Edwards team, and the single "Got to Love Somebody" became a number six R&B hit.
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