Steppin'

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Steppin'
Studio album by The Pointer Sisters
Released May 1975
Recorded Wally Heider Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Genre R&B, soul, Funk
Label ABC/Blue Thumb
Producer David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
The Pointer Sisters chronology
Live at the Opera House
(1974)
Steppin'
(1975)
The Best of the Pointer Sisters
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Steppin' is the third studio album by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1975 on the ABC/Blue Thumb label.

History[edit]

Steppin', which was more R&B heavy than the sister quartet's previous albums, generated a number one R&B hit with its first single, "How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)". It also peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second single, "Going Down Slowly", was moderately successful, peaking at #16 on the R&B chart and #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was remastered and issued on CD in 2006 by Hip-O Select.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)"   Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, David Rubinson 7:21
2. "Sleeping Alone"   Stevie Wonder 4:29
3. "Easy Days"   Isaac Hayes, A. Pointer, B. Pointer, June Pointer 3:37
4. "Chainey Do"   Willie McTell, Taj Mahal 6:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues - A Medley in Tribute to Duke Ellington" ("I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" / "Rocks in My Bed" / "Creole Love Song" / "Satin Doll" / "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" / "Mood Indigo") Duke Ellington, Don George / Ellington / Ellington, Bruce Good / Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn / Ellington, Paul Francis Webster / Ellington, Irving Mills, Barney Bigard 6:08
6. "Save the Bones for Henry Jones"   Danny Barker, Vernon Lee 3:10
7. "Wanting Things"   Hal David, Burt Bacharach 3:11
8. "Going Down Slowly"   Allen Toussaint 7:56

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. – producer
  • Fred Catero – recording engineer
  • Fred Catero, David Rubinson – re-mix engineers
  • Jeremy Zatkin – recording engineer on "Chainey Do"
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering engineers
  • Tom Salisbury – arrangement
  • Allyn Ferguson – arrangement on "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues"
  • Ken Welch, Mitzie Welch – treatment on "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 22
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Steppin review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13.

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