Soul Station Feature:

Sister Sledge

Frankie

Joni Sledge, of Sister Slege, died just a few days ago. She and her three sisters formed the singing group in the early 1970's and had many hits, while also cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their World Series run in 1979. The hits more or less ended in the mid 1980's, when they released their last album for several years, When the Boys Meet the Girls. The worked with Chic's Nile Rodgers on this one, and it did yield their last major hit, Frankie (only #32 on the US r&b chart, but #1 in the UK). Frankie sounds like an early 1960's girl group disc, has a strong NOLA groove and a fantastic horn arrangement! It IS finger licking good. A fine salute to Joni, who at 60, is gone far too soon!


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Posted on March 17, 2017 .