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Bonnie Pointer (Red Album)

Bonnie Pointer (Red Album)

by Bonnie Pointer
     
 
For Bonnie Pointer's first LP on Motown, producer/hubby Jeffery Bowen brought some new songs to the sessions this time. The most exciting, "Free Me from My Freedom," has a perky rhythm that's accented by a bubbly bass. Zesty backing voices matched Pointer's stinging vocal. However, the anti-women's-lib lyrics didn't go over well in the '70s. She displays softness on

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For Bonnie Pointer's first LP on Motown, producer/hubby Jeffery Bowen brought some new songs to the sessions this time. The most exciting, "Free Me from My Freedom," has a perky rhythm that's accented by a bubbly bass. Zesty backing voices matched Pointer's stinging vocal. However, the anti-women's-lib lyrics didn't go over well in the '70s. She displays softness on "My Everything," a classy ballad that isn't her forte. And she's back in her element on the disco-arranged "Heaven Must Have Sent You," but it doesn't get interesting until she starts growling. Bowen recycles the formula for "I Can't Help Myself" and "Jimmy Mack," but neither compares to the original, though the latter funks hard near the fade. Arresting productions and arrangements set off "I Love to Sing to You" and "More and More"; the midtempo, flamenco-flavored love songs are tastefully done. Smokey Robinson's "When I'm Gone" works better than the other Motown oldies. Bowen's sound worked better on singles and 12" releases; it gets redundant on LPs.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2012
Label:
Big Break
UPC:
5013929039322
catalogNumber:
2903932
Rank:
9638

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Pointer   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Eddie Hazel   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ollie E. Brown   Percussion,Drums
James Jamerson   Bass
Nigel Olsson   Drums
Truman Thomas   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Donald Baldwin   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Marimbas

Technical Credits

Bonnie Pointer   Vocal Arrangements
Angelo Bond   Composer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer,Producer
Guy Costa   Engineer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Berry Gordy   Producer
Lee Holdridge   String Arrangements
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
McKinley Jackson   String Arrangements
Jerry Napier   Engineer
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Art Stewart   Engineer
Russ Terrana   Engineer
Truman Thomas   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Paul Bevoir   Booklet Design,Logo Design
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer
Glenn Jordan   Engineer
William "Smokey" Robinson   Composer
Donald Baldwin   Composer
Christian John Wikane   Liner Notes
Mike Stone   Engineer
Rob Robitaille   Engineer
Phyllis Morris   Cover Design

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