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February 26, 2017

Sister Sledge – All American Girls (1981) – Lp

by Record Facts

Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge.

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Artist:  Sister Sledge
Title:  All American Girls
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  Cotillion Records
Catalog#  COT 50774

All American Girls is a 1981 album by American R&B/Soul group Sister Sledge released in February, 1980 on Cotillion Records.

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”.

 

Side one
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)

Side two
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)

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