Black & White (Pointer Sisters album)

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Black & White
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1981
StudioStudio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Celebration Recording
(New York City, New York)
GenreR&B, pop, soul
LabelPlanet Records
ProducerRichard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Special Things
Black & White
So Excited!
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Black & White is the eighth studio album by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1981 on the Planet label.


Black & White was their fourth record with producer Richard Perry and yielded the #2 pop hit "Slow Hand". The fourth single release, "Should I Do It", reached #13 in the spring of 1982, making Black & White the first Pointer Sisters album to yield two Top Twenty hits. Black & White was certified Gold in September 1981. The album was remastered and issued on CD with bonus tracks in 2009 by Wounded Bird Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Sweet Lover Man"Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts4:12
2."Someday We'll Be Together"Russ Ballard4:39
3."Take My Heart, Take My Soul"Ken Gold, Mickey Denne4:06
4."Slow Hand"Michael Clark, John Bettis3:54
5."We're Gonna Make It"David Foster, Mike Cotton, Anita Pointer, June Pointer3:56
Side two
6."What a Surprise"A. Pointer, J. Pointer, Trevor Lawrence4:11
7."Got to Find Love"David Lasley, Willie Wilcox4:04
8."Fall in Love Again"Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones4:30
9."Should I Do It"Layng Martine, Jr.3:53
2009 remastered bonus tracks
10."Holdin' Out for Love"Cynthia Weil, Tom Snow3:22
11."What a Surprise" (Original Edit) 4:11


The Pointer Sisters
  • Anita Pointer – lead vocals (2, 4, 5, 6), backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • June Pointer – lead vocals (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9), backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Ruth Pointer – lead vocals (3), backing vocals, vocal arrangements


  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Trevor Lawrence – associate producer
  • David Foster – production assistance (track 5)
  • Susan Epstein – production coordinator
  • Michael Solomon – production coordinator
  • Gabe Veltri – recording engineer
  • Piers Plaskitt – recording engineer
  • Bill Schnee – remix engineer
  • Tim Dennen – assistant engineer
  • Stuart Furusho – assistant engineer
  • Bobby Gerber – assistant engineer
  • Larry Emerine – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Michael Barackman – music coordinator
  • Kosh – art direction and design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Black & White review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-15.

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