February 15th, 2014

I’m so excited…

…to see that the two original Pointer Sisters here in 2012 (the ones in orange and turquoise) can manage to wear fringed go-go minidresses at their ages. They’re both over sixty, and they seem to have those Tina Turner-esque genes. And boy, they still sound awfully good.

By the way, the purple Pointer is Issa, 35, “the daughter of Pointer Sisters member Ruth Pointer and former Temptations member Dennis Edwards, from their relationship in 1977.” And if you think the audience is a little—ummm—atypical, this was a performance in Utrecht, the Netherlands:

Now let’s go back in time a bit, shall we? Say, thirty-odd years? The night was hot, and so was the song. Note how amazingly un-PC it was, as well as the lack of bras in those days (but they were slender enough to pull it off quite nicely), and the sisters’ exuberant joy in performing. I’m wondering also – could the keyboard player be the same guy in both videos?:

You older folks may remember the sisters’ earlier, retro incarnation. They were always loaded with talent and flair:

7 Responses to “I’m so excited…”

  1. Mike Roark Says:

    Wow – they are still great. I always remember them as young women. I forget they have gotten older – along with me. Thanks for the memories

  2. Ymarsakar Says:

    Reminds me of idol talent training systems like AKB48 in Japan.

    Very strange given that the status quo of art and music is controlled by the MPAA Chris Dodds and RIAA in the US with their fist of ruthless capitalistic exploitation of the masses.

  3. Charles Says:

    Hey sixty is the new forty!

    They still got it; and I rather like that rendition of “Salt Peanuts” in the last video.

  4. Donald Wardlaw Says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for a month or two. You are really hitting all the bases. I like the serious reflection on our times, so missing from journalists who carry water, not weight. I also like what posts like this one do for balance. It mirrors a bit what Scott Johnson does, and that is good company.

    All the best,

  5. CV Says:

    They still look, and sound, fantastic. Oh to be able to wear a fringed mini-skirt at 60+

    “We Are Family” became an unofficial anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in the 70s. Another great song by the Pointer Sisters.

  6. Conrad Says:

    “We are Family” was Sister Sledge.

  7. CV Says:

    Oops, right you are Conrad!

    I guess my memory is going the same direction as my ability to wear a fringed mini-skirt :-)

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