1979 Sister Sledge – We Are Family

We Are Family is the third studio album by the American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released on January 22, 1979 in the United States and on April 30, 1979 in the United Kingdom by Cotillion Records. The album was written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, and includes four hit singles: the title track, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, “Lost in Music”, and “Thinking of You”, all of which have been sampled, remixed, and reissued in the decades after the album’s release.


He’s The Greatest Dancer (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 06:15
Lost In Music (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 04:51
3  Somebody Loves Me (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 04:57
Thinking Of You (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 04:29
We Are Family (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 08:21
6  Easier To Love (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 05:04
7  You’re A Friend To Me (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 05:30
8  One More Time (Nile Rodgers; Bernard Edwards) 03:13


BassBernard Edwards
DrumsTony Thompson
GuitarNile Rodgers
ClavinetRob Sabino
PianoAndy Schwartz
PianoRob Sabino
FluteAlex Foster
SaxJean Fineberg
SaxAlex Foster
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetEllen Seeling
TrumpetJon Faddis
PercussionSammy Figueroa
Background VocalsAlfa Anderson
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsNorma Jean Wright

Other Musicians

Strings – Cheryl Hong, Karen Milne, Marianne Carroll

Liner Notes

Producer – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Arranged By – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
Conductor – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain, Burt Szerlip, Don Berman
Engineer (Assitant) – Jeff Hendrickson, Raymond Willard
Mastered By – Dennis King

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography By – Jim Houghton

Mixed At Power Station
Recorded At Power Station
Mixed At Power Station
Phonographic Copyright (p) Cotillion Records
Copyright (c) Cotillion Records