Album of the Day
We are Family
Sister Sledge had a couple of studio sets under their belts when they released WE ARE FAMILY but the 1979 collection stands as both the group's finest and one of the greatest long-players of the disco era. The title song became a No.2 hit and remains an anthem of pride and solidarity; opener “He's the Greatest Dancer” also reached the Top Ten (the album itself went platinum). Philadelphia siblings Kathy, Debbie, Joni and Kim Sledge harmonize like angels and each gets a chance to sing lead, and the sisters get a huge assist from Chic's Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, who wrote and produced these 8 tracks. Rogers once declared that “pound for pound, I think WE ARE FAMILY is our best album hands down,” and it's tough to argue with that assessment.