Category Archives: Sister Sledge
In memory of Joni Sledge (13 Sep 1956 – 10 Mar 2017).
“We Are Family” (’93 Mixes)
1993 Atlantic (UK)
01 We Are Family (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)
02 We Are Family (Original Version)
03 We Are Family (Sure Is Pure Remix)
04 We Are Family (Steve Anderson DMC Remix)
Sister Sledge’s biggest hit, “We Are Family”, has achieved status as both a disco floor filler and an anthem of solidarity. Produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers, the single peaked at 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1979, and also found chart success worldwide. The 1993 reissue features Sure Is Pure’s update, and Steve Anderson’s ‘The Family Reunion’ remix, produced for DMC in 1992.
“Lost In Music” (Sure Is Pure Remixes)
1993 Atlantic (UK)
01 Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix Edit)
02 Lost In Music (Original Version)
03 Lost In Music (Nile Rodgers 1984 Remix)
04 Lost In Music (Sure Is Pure Remix)
05 Lost In Music (Philip Kelsey DMC Mix)
Produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers, “Lost In Music” was originally released as a 7″ single in 1979, and later remixed by Rogers (with backing vocals by Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Andy Taylor) and reissued in 1984.
After sending “We Are Family” back into the charts in 1993, Kelvin Andrews & Danny Spencer (Sure Is Pure) were tapped again to work their magic on “Lost In Music,” which reached 14 on the UK Singles Chart during the same year. The ’93 release also includes Phil Kelsey’s ‘The Birthday Boys’ Bump Remix’, produced for the DMC remix service in 1992.
“Thinking Of You” (’93 Mixes)
1993 Atlantic Records (UK)
01. Thinking Of You (Ramp Radio Mix) 04:01
02. Thinking Of You (Original) 04:21
03. Thinking Of You (Ramp Club Mix) 07:30
04. Thinking Of You (Original Re-Touch) 05:03
05. Thinking Of You (Ramp Hard Mix) 07:15
06. Thinking Of You (Conversion Mix) 06:47
INFO > Brought up singing gospel songs in local churches, Philadelphia siblings Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy formed the Sisters Sledge in 1972. The ladies’ popularity peaked in 1979 with smash singles “He’s The Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family”, produced by Chic’s Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. In the mid-1990s, several of the sisters’ biggest hits were given makeovers by contemporary producers, propelling them back into the charts. Reworked by Ramp and the team of Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro) and Andrew ‘Doc’ Livingstone, “Thinking Of You” climbed to 17 on the UK Singles Chart in 1993.