That's a Plenty (Pointer Sisters album)

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For the 1914 jazz standard, see That's a Plenty.
That's a Plenty
Studio album by The Pointer Sisters
Released February 1974
Recorded Wally Heider Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Quadraphonic Studios
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Western Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, soul, Funk
Length 48:25
Label Blue Thumb
Producer David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
The Pointer Sisters chronology
The Pointer Sisters
That's a Plenty
Live at the Opera House
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

That's a Plenty is the second album released by Oakland family girl group the Pointer Sisters in 1974 on the Blue Thumb label.


Mixing the Pointers' brand of soul with rollicking blues numbers and jazz covers, the album also included the country-flavored "Fairytale." The song became their second Top 40 hit and crossed over to the country charts, enabling the group to become the first African-American vocal group to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The album was the second by the group to be certified gold. 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. "Bangin' on the Pipes" / "Steam Heat" (Medley) Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen / Richard Adler, Jerry Ross 5:39
2. "Salt Peanuts"   Good, Cohen / Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke 5:10
3. "Grinning in Your Face"   Son House 4:49
4. "Shaky Flat Blues"   June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer 4:41
5. "That's a Plenty" / "Surfeit, U.S.A." (Medley) Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack / Good, Cohen 3:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Little Pony"   Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert 4:43
7. "Fairytale"   A. Pointer, B. Pointer 5:04
8. "Black Coffee"   Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke 6:07
9. "Love in Them There Hills"   Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Roland Chambers 8:30



  • David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. – producer
  • Tom Salisbury, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – associate producers
  • Jeremy Zatkin, Fred Catero, David Rubinson – recording engineers
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering engineers
  • David Rubinson – arrangements on "Grinning in Your Face" and "Black Coffee"
  • Norman Landsberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – vocal arrangement on "Salt Peanuts"
  • Randy Tuten – cover art
  • Herb Greene – art direction, photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 82
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 33


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. That's a Plenty review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13.

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