Steppin'

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Steppin'
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Studio album by The Pointer Sisters
Released May 1975
Studio 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)Live at the Opera House1974
Steppin'
(1975)
The Best of the Pointer Sisters
(1976)The Best of the Pointer Sisters1976
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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