Steppin'

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Steppin'
PointersSteppin'.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1975
StudioWally Heider Studios, (San Francisco, California)
GenreR&B, soul, Funk
LabelABC Records/Blue Thumb Records
ProducerDavid 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
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)"Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, David Rubinson7:21
2."Sleeping Alone"Stevie Wonder4:29
3."Easy Days"Isaac Hayes, A. Pointer, B. Pointer, June Pointer3:37
4."Chainey Do"Willie McTell, Taj Mahal6:05
Side two
No.TitleWriter(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 Bigard6:08
6."Save the Bones for Henry Jones"Danny Barker, Vernon Lee3:10
7."Wanting Things"Hal David, Burt Bacharach3:11
8."Going Down Slowly"Allen Toussaint7:56

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • 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"

Charts[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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