Sister Sledge’s ‘We Are Family’ is an album written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and released in January 1979 by Cotillion Records.
Track Listing : 1.He’S The Greatest Dancer (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 06:16 . 2.Lost In Music (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 04:52 . 3.Somebody Loves Me (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 04:59 . 4.Thinking Of You (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 04:31 . 5.We Are Family (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 08:24 . 6.Easier To Love (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 05:05 . 7.You’Re A Friend To Me (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 05:31 . 8.One More Time (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) – 03:17
Musicians : Kathy Sledge – Lead Vocals On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5) . Debbie Sledge – Lead Vocals On (7) . Joni Sledge – Lead Vocals On (2 – 6) . Kim Sledge – Lead Vocals On (8) . Nile Rodgers – Guitar . Bernard Edwards – Bass . Tony Thompson – Drums . Robert Sabino – Piano, Clavinet . Raymond Jones – Keyboards, Fender Rhodes . Andy Schwartz – Piano . Sammy Figueroa – Percussion . Jon Faddis – Trumpet . Ellen Seeling – Trumpet . Barry Rogers – Trombone . Jean Fineberg – Saxophone . Alex Foster – Saxophone, Flute . Gene Orloff – Concert Master . Cheryl Hong – Strings . Marianne Carroll – Strings . Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – Strings . Luther Vandross – Backing Vocals . Norma Jean Wright – Backing Vocals . David Lasley – Backing Vocals . Alfa Anderson – Backing Vocals . Diva Gray – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards . Don Berman – Engineer . Bob Clearmountain – Engineer . Burt Szerlip – Engineer
Package : Ken Barnes – Liner Notes . Bob Defrin – Art Direction . Jim Houghton – Photography
Recorded 1978-1979 At The Power Station, New York City, New York.
Released In January 1979 By Cotillion Records.
With these four classics and a four similarly strong others, We Are Family still sounds alive, zesty and vibrant. It was especially taken to heart in the UKand awarded Sister Sledge the disco diva status […]
All that’s missing from the album is “Lost in Music,” that one-in-a-hundred I-love-you-know-what song that illuminates its subject. Plus a couple of useless slow ones and some chic riffs. So the d.d. would be your buy–if you could buy it […]
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While “We Are Family” has worn out its welcome a bit thanks to extreme overplay on radio, TVand in stadiums across America, the album as a whole has a considerable amount of quality to offer. In particular the other two big disco tunes […]