Black & White (Pointer Sisters album)

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Black & White
Studio album by Pointer Sisters
Released June 1981
Recorded Studio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Celebration Recording
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B, pop, soul
Label Planet
Producer Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Special Things
(1980)Special Things1980
Black & White
So Excited!
(1982)So Excited!1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sweet Lover Man" Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts 4:12
2. "Someday We'll Be Together" Russ Ballard 4:39
3. "Take My Heart, Take My Soul" Ken Gold, Mickey Denne 4:06
4. "Slow Hand" Michael Clark, John Bettis 3:54
5. "We're Gonna Make It" David Foster, Mike Cotton, Anita Pointer, June Pointer 3:56
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "What a Surprise" A. Pointer, J. Pointer, Trevor Lawrence 4:11
7. "Got to Find Love" David Lasley, Willie Wilcox 4:04
8. "Fall in Love Again" Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones 4:30
9. "Should I Do It" Layng Martine, Jr. 3:53



  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Trevor Lawrence – associate producer
  • Gabe Veltri – recording engineer
  • Bill Schnee – remix engineer

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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