Synopsis by Mark Deming
Launching their career with a series of records that blended contemporary R&B with jazz and classic New Orleans sounds, Ruth Pointer, Anita Pointer, June Pointer, and Bonnie Pointer were critical favorites and charted a few minor hit singles during the 1970s. But it was after Bonnie left the group and producer Richard Perry nudged the three sisters into a more pop-oriented direction in the 1980s that the Pointer Sisters earned the popular success they so richly deserved. In the new millennium, the Pointer Sisters -- featuring Ruth and Anita Pointer, as well as Ruth's daughter Nisha Pointer -- are still going strong, and this performance video features a show recorded in the spring of 2004 in Billings, MT. The Pointer Sisters: Live in Concert includes the songs "I'm So Excited," "He's So Shy," "Slowhand," "Fire," "Neutron Dance," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Jump," and more.