The Pointer Sisters (album)

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The Pointer Sisters
Studio album by The Pointer Sisters
Released May 1973
Recorded Wally Heider Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Genre R&B, soul, funk
Length 46:47
Label Blue Thumb
Producer David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
The Pointer Sisters chronology
The Pointer Sisters
That's a Plenty
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]

The Pointer Sisters is the self-titled debut by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1973 on the Blue Thumb label.


The album yielded the hits "Yes We Can Can" and "Wang Dang Doodle" and became a success based on word of mouth after heralded performances at The Troubadour in Los Angeles and the Helen Reddy Show. The album peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200 and reached number three on the R&B albums chart and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in February 1974. The album was remastered and issued on CD in 2001 by MCA Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yes We Can Can"   Allen Toussaint 6:02
2. "Cloudburst"   Leroy Kirkland, Jimmy Harris 3:12
3. "Jada"   Pointer Sisters, Bruce Good, Jeff Cohen 4:40
4. "River Boulevard"   Barbara Mauritz 5:52
5. "Old Songs"   John Shine, Bruce Good 4:01
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "That's How I Feel"   Wilton Felder 7:07
7. "Sugar"   Pointer Sisters 2:19
8. "Pains and Tears"   Norman Landsberg 2:36
9. "Naked Foot"   Neal Tate 3:46
10. "Wang Dang Doodle"   Willie Dixon 7:34



Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. The Pointer Sisters review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Pointer Sisters review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 

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