1981 Pointer Sisters – Black And White

pointer-sisters-the-1981Black & 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.

Tracks

1  Sweet Lover Man (Jerry Ragovoy, Len Roberts) 4:13
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) 3:52
5  We’re Gonna Make It (David Foster, Mike Cotton, Anita Pointer, June Pointer) 3:47
6  What A Surprise (Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Trevor Lawrence) 4:11
7  Got To Find Love (David Lasley, Willie Wilcox) 4:06
8  Fall In Love Again (Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones) 4:32
9  Holdin’ Out For Love (Cynthia Well, Tom Snow) 3:15
10  Should I Do It (Layng Martine Jr) 3:52

Media

Musicians

1 Sweet Lover Man

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 Someday We’ll Be Together

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerEd Walsh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 Take My Heart, Take My Soul

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxTrevor Lawrence
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


4 Slow Hand

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoJohn Barnes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 We’re Gonna Make It

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJR Robinson
SynthesizerDavid Foster
SynthesizerMichael Cotten
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 What A Surprise

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
SynthesizerEd Walsh
SaxTrevor Lawrence
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Got To Find Love

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
SynthesizerEd Walsh
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 Fall In Love Again

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 Holdin’ Out For Love

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


10 Should I Do It

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PianoJohn Barnes
SaxTrevor Lawrence
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Co-producer – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By (Vocals) – Pointer Sisters
Coordinator (Musical) – Michael Barackman
Coordinator (Production) – Michael Solomon, Susan Epstein
Engineer (Assistant) (Studio 55) – Bobby Gerber, Stuart Furusho, Tim Dennen
Engineer (Recording) (Celebration Recording) – Piers Plaskett
Engineer (Recording) (Studio 55) – Gabe Veltri
Engineer (Remix) – Bill Schnee
Mastered By – Larry Emerine, Stephen Marcussen

Art Direction, Design – John Kosh
Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Manufactured By – RCA Records
Distributed By – RCA Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Planet Records
Copyright (c) – Planet Record
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Celebration Recording