Sister Sledge – All American Girls (1981) – Lp
Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge.
Artist: Sister Sledge
Title: All American Girls
Label: Cotillion Records
Catalog# COT 50774
After recording two albums under the direction of Chic leaders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Sister Sledge surprised the R&B world by working with Narada Michael Walden on All American Girls. The Philadelphia siblings had become identified with the Chic sound, and were ready for a change. It was a gamble that paid off artistically more than commercially. Far from a bomb but not as successful as it deserved to be, the album boasts its share of gems, including the hit title song (which, ironically, does have a few Chic-ish touches), the rock-influenced “He’s Just a Runaway” and the infectiously funky “Make a Move.” Interestingly, “Runaway” didn’t became a hit until given a reggae remix that isn’t nearly as exciting as the version heard on All American Girls, clearly one of the group’s finest accomplishments.
Four singles were released from the album: “All American Girls, “Next Time You’ll Know”, “If You Really Want Me” and “He’s Just a Runaway”.
1. All American Girls (4:42)
2. He’s Just A Runaway (3:57)
3. If You Really Want Me (4:37)
4. Next Time You’ll Now (3:57)
5. Happy Feeling (3:35)
1. Ooh, You Caught My Heart (4:25)
2. Make A Move (3:47)
3. Don’t You Let Me Lose It (2:53)
4. Music Makes Me Feel Good (4:29)
5. I Don’t Want To Say Goodbye (3:39)