1989 June Pointer – June Pointer

June Antoinette Pointer (November 30, 1953 – April 11, 2006) was an American Pop/R&B singer, best known as the youngest and one of the founding members of Grammy Award–winning vocal group The Pointer Sisters.

Releasing their self-titled debut album in 1973, the Pointer Sisters found immediate fame with hits such as “Yes We Can Can” and “Wang Dang Doodle.” Subsequent albums boasted top-charting songs such as “Fairytale,” “How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)” and “You Gotta Believe.” June briefly left the group in 1976 due to personal struggles; Bonnie exited from the group to forge a solo career in 1977.

Upon June’s return, the remaining sisters found huge success, reaching the Top 10 in early 1979 with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Fire”; that began a string of hits which included “Happiness,” “He’s So Shy” (1980), “Slow Hand” (1981), “American Music,” “Should I Do It” and “I’m So Excited.” In 1983, the group released what would be their biggest album to date, Break Out. It included the Top 10 hits “Automatic”; “Jump (For My Love)”; a re-release of “I’m So Excited”, which became a bigger hit than when originally released in 1982; and “Neutron Dance.” Subsequent albums spawned hits such as “Dare Me,” “Freedom” and “Goldmine.” (June sang lead vocals on several of the group’s top singles, including “Happiness,” “He’s So Shy”, “Jump (For My Love)”, “Baby Come And Get It” and “Dare Me.”)

Eventually, June Pointer ventured into a solo career while staying with the Pointer Sisters; she released the Baby Sister album in 1983 (it scored a modest hit with “Ready for Some Action”, #28 R&B) and a self-titled effort in 1989 (its charting single was “Tight On Time (Fit U In), #70 R&B).” June also performed the song “Little Boy Sweet” for the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation. In 1987, she scored a top 5 pop single with Bruce Willis with a cover of the Staples Singers’ “Respect Yourself.” She also gained notoriety for posing for Playboy magazine in 1985.[2] In September 1994, the Pointer Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tracks

1Tight On Time (I’ll Fit U In) (Dean Pitchford, Rhett Lawrence)3:59
2Parlez Moi D’amour (Let’s Talk About Love) (Narada Michael Walden)4:38
3Why Can’t We Be Together (Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager)4:32
4How Long (Don’t Make Me Wait) (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Tom Keane)4:20
5Put Your Dreams Where Your Heart Is (Dorothy Sea Gazeley, Gerry Stober)4:57
6Keeper Of The Flame (Gordon Grody, Mary Lee Kortes)4:49
7Love Calling (Richard Feldman, Stan Lynch)3:34
8Fool For Love (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers)4:34
9Live With Me (Dwania Kyles, Kashif, Ralph Schuckett)5:34
10Love On The Line (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers)5:10

Media

Musicians

1 Tight On Time (I’ll Fit U In)

Bass (synthesizer)Rhett Lawrence
Drums (programming)Rhett Lawrence
KeyboardsRhett Lawrence
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
Background VocalsDave Sholin
Background VocalsKimberly Brewer
VocalsJune Pointer

2 Parlez Moi D’amour (Let’s Talk About Love)

Electric DrumsGreg Gonaway
Drums (programming)Narada Michael Walden
GuitarCorrado Rustici
KeyboardsPreston Glass
KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
SynthesizerWalter Afanasieff
CymbalGreg Gonaway
Background VocalsKitty Beethoven

3 Why Can’t We Be Together

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SynthesizerLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsPhil Perry
VocalsJune Pointer

4 How Long (Don’t Make Me Wait)

DrumsJohn Keane
Electric DrumsRhett Lawrence
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsTom Keane
ProgrammingRhett Lawrence
ProgrammingRick Bowen
SaxDan Higgins
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionJohn Keane
Background VocalsDavid Foster
Background VocalsRuth Pointer
VocalsJune Pointer

5 Put Your Dreams Where Your Heart Is

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsTom Keane
SynthesizerTom Keane
ProgrammingRhett Lawrence
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsTom Keane
VocalsJune Pointer

6 Keeper Of The Flame

GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsGordon Grody
Background VocalsIrene Cara
Background VocalsMary Lee Kortes
VocalsJune Pointer

7 Love Calling

Bass (synthesizer)Tom Keane
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Electric DrumsJohn Keane
Electric DrumsRhett Lawrence
GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerTom Keane
Background VocalsRenee Geyer
VocalsJune Pointer

8 Fool For Love

GuitarIra Siegel
KeyboardsCarl Sturken
All InstrumentsKashif
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle
Background VocalsEvan Rogers
Background VocalsSandra St Victor
VocalsJune Pointer

9 Live With Me

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsLarry Williams
All InstrumentsKashif
Background VocalsRuth Pointer
VocalsJune Pointer

10 Love On The Line

GuitarCarl Sturken
KeyboardsCarl Sturken
KeyboardsGreg Mangiafico
All InstrumentsKashif
Background VocalsAudrey Wheeler
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle
Background VocalsEvan Rogers
Background VocalsKashif
Background VocalsSandra St Victor
VocalsJune Pointer

Liner Notes

Producer – Rhett Lawrence (Track 1)
Producer – Narada Michael Walden (Track 2)
Producer – Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager (Track 3)
Producer – David Foster (Track 4)
Producer – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 5, 7 )
Producer – Phil Ramone (Track 6)
Producer – Kashif (Tracks 8, 10)
Arranged By – Rhett Lawrence (Track 1)
Arranged By [Horns] – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Track 4)
Arranged By – Randy Waldman (Track 6)
Arranged By – Kashif (Track 8)
Coordinator [Production] – Frank DeCaro (Track 3)
Coordinator – Chris Earthy (Track 4)
Coordinator [Production] – Angela Bland (Track 5)
Coordinator [Production] – Susanne Marie Edgren (Track 6)
Coordinator [Production] – Adrian Salley, Russell Sidelsky (Tracks 8, 10)
Engineer [Assistant] – Donnell Sullivan (Track 1)
Engineer [Assistant] – Dana Jon Chappelle, Gordon Lyon, Mark Hagen (Track 2)
Engineer [Vocals] – Matt Forger (Track 2)
Engineer [Additional, Recording] – Rhett Lawrence (Track 5)
Engineer [Assistant, Mixing] – Mauricio Guerrero, Ray Pyle (Track 5)
Engineer [Assistant, Recording] [Lion Share Recording Studios] – Karl Gruenewald, Laura Livingston, Mauricio Guerrero, Ray Pyle (Track 5)
Engineer [Assistant, Recording] [Rhett Lawrence Studio] – Mauricio Guerrero, Rhett Lawrence (Track 5)
Engineer [Additional Recording] – Jeffrey Woodruff (Track 3)
Engineer [Assistant, Additional Recording] – David Reitzas (Tracks 3, 4)
Engineer [Assistant, Mixing] – Marnie Riley, Richard McKernan (Track 3)
Engineer [Assistant, Recording] – Clark Germain (Track 3)
Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Mick Guzauski (Track 3)
Engineer – Daren Klein, Doug Scharf, Gary Wagner (Track 6)
Engineer [Assistant, Mixing] [Conway Studios] – Marnie Riley (Track 6)
Engineer [Assistant, Mixing] [Oceanway Studios] – Clark Germain (Track 6)
Engineer [Final Mix] – Mick Guzauski (Track 6)
Engineer [Additional Recording] – Rhett Lawrence (Track 7)
Engineer [Assistant, Mixing] – Mauricio Guerrero, Ray Pyle (Track 7)
Engineer [Assistant, Recording] [Lion Share Recording Studios] – Karl Gruenewald, Laura Livingston, Mauricio Guerrero, Ray Pyle (Track 7)
Engineer [Assistant, Recording] [Rhett Lawrence Studio] – Mauricio Guerrero, Rhett Lawrence (Track 7)
Engineer [Additional] – Jessie Kanner, Larry Ferguson (Track 9)
Engineer [Assistant] – Jessie Kanner, Ray Pyle, Sylvia Massy (Track 9)
Engineer [Assistant] – Ernie Perez, Frank Noguras, Quintin Kettere (Track 10)
Recorded By – Jon Gass, Rhett Lawrence (Track 1)
Recorded By – David Frazer (Track 2)
Recorded By – Jeffrey Woodruff (Track 4)
Recorded By – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 5, 7)
Recorded By – Bob Brockman, Kurt Upper (Tracks 8, 10)
Mixed By – David Frazer (Track 2)

Art Direction – David Coleman (5), Nancy Donald
Executive-Producer – Carole Bayer Sager
Photography By – Randee St. Nicholas

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
Recorded At – Oakshire Recorders
Recorded At – Tarpan Studios
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Chartmaker Studios
Recorded At – Rhett Lawrence Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Zebra Studio
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Marathon Studios
Recorded At – Ground Control Studios
Mixed At – Elumba Studios
Mixed At – Tarpan Studios
Mixed At – Westlake Studios
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mixed At – Marathon Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA