Photo: Isabel Alzate
3300+ Climbing Blog
Written By: Isabel Alzate
The Pointer Sisters have been a staple of American music since the early 1970s, with hits like “Automatic,” “I’m So Excited,” “Slow Hand,” and many more. The Pointer Sisters can be compared to the likes of The Supremes and other female vocal groups of the late 50s and 60s because they are a trio women with exceptionally good voices that get better with age. The Pointer Sisters were originally made up of Ruth, Bonnie, Anita and June Pointer, but the group didn’t hit mainstream success until the 1980s, when Bonnie had already left the group. The group appeared on multiple tv shows like “The Carol Burnett” and “Soul Train.” Their song “Jump (For My Love)” was even featured in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. In 1994, the group was given a star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of a massive crowd.
Sadako Pointer, Ruth Pointer & Issa Pointer
Photo: Isabel Alzate
On the weekend of March 10 – 13, 2017 they performed at Epcot, a theme park of Walt Disney World, for the Garden Rocks concert series, where Disney brings many talented artists. While Ruth was the original member of the group, she was joined by her daughter Issa and her granddaughter Sadako on the stage continuing the family legacy. The crowd was ecstatic with the group, knowing all their songs and their moves, and you could see that the energy was making even the grumpiest person in the audience jump for joy. The stage presence that these women had was phenomenal and they had voices that could rival Aretha Franklin, especially when they sang Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools.” Each of the group members was given her chance to shine because each one would take turns singing lead in different songs. They finished with the song “Jump (For My Love),” the song that Sadako sings lead and would pass handkerchiefs with their signatures to the audience.
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