When the Boys Meet the Girls (album)
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When the Boys Meet the Girls Album
When the Boys Meet the Girls
Sister Sledge Boys Meet Girls.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 1985
Recorded1984
Studio
Genre
Length42:02
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerNile Rodgers
Sister Sledge chronology
Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls
(1983)
When the Boys Meet the Girls
(1985)
African Eyes
(1997)
Singles from When the Boys Meet the Girls
  1. "Frankie"
    Released: June 3, 1985 [1]
  2. "Dancing on the Jagged Edge"
    Released: August 10, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [2]

When the Boys Meet the Girls is the eighth studio album by the American R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, released on June 7, 1985 by Atlantic Records. It was the group's first release on the Atlantic label.

Background

Prior to this album, the group's releases had been released under the Cotillion label, a subsidiary of Atlantic which became defunct in 1985. Produced by Nile Rodgers,[3] this album reached number nineteen in the UK charts. The two singles released from this album charted in the UK, "Frankie", released in June 1985 peaked at number one; spending seventeen weeks on the charts. The single was later was certified gold by the BPI in July 1985.[4] The other single, "Dancing on the Jagged Edge",Released in August 1985 peaked at number 50 on the charts in the UK.[5] This album was certified gold on August 6, 1985.

Track listing

  1. "When the Boys Meet the Girls" (Mary Unobsky, Danny Irinstone) - 5:26
  2. "Dancing on the Jagged Edge" (David Bryant, Dennis Herring, Lorelei McBroom) - 5:44
  3. "Frankie" (Joy Denny) - 4:17
  4. "You're Fine" (Dave Conley, Bernard Jackson, David Townsend) - 5:21
  5. "Hold Out Poppy" (Kathy Sledge, Charles Kelly) - 3:56
  6. "The Boy Most Likely" (Nile Rodgers) - 4:12
  7. "You Need Me" (Kathy Sledge, Tony Maiden) - 4:47
  8. "Following the Leader" (Kathy Sledge, Philip Lightfoot) - 5:02
  9. "Peer Pressure" (Joni Sledge, Tony Maiden) - 3:19

Personnel

Musicians

  • Kathy Sledge Lightfoot - vocals
  • Joni Sledge - vocals
  • Debbie Sledge Young - vocals
  • Kim Sledge - vocals
  • Nile Rodgers - guitar; Synclavier (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6), vocals (track 4), Roland Juno-60 synthesizer (tracks 6, 8), bass (tracks 6, 7)
  • Herbie Hancock - Yamaha DX7 (track 5)
  • Raymond Jones - piano (track 9), Yamaha DX7 & Oberheim OB-8 synthesizers (tracks 2, 3, 9)
  • Rob Sabino - Yamaha DX7 bass (tracks 1, 2, 4), Prophet-5 synthesizer (tracks 3, 7), Prophet-7 synthesizer (track 1)
  • James Farber - Synclavier bass (track 8)
  • Tommy "Rock" Jymi (alias Nile Rodgers) - bass & Synclavier piano (track 8)
  • Jimmy Bralower - drums & percussion
  • Mac Gollehon - trumpet (tracks 2-4, 6 7)
  • The Borneo Horns:
    • Stan Harrison - alto saxophone (track 7)
    • Lenny Pickett - flute, tenor saxophone solo (track 7)
    • Steve Elson - flute, baritone saxophone (track 7)
  • Horns arranged and conducted by Nile Rodgers
  • Synclavier programming by Kevin Jones

Production

  • Recorded and mixed by James Farber
  • Sound engineer - Eric Mohler
  • Additional engineering by Malcolm Pollack and Bobby Warner
  • Additional second engineers - Eddie Delena, Garry Rindfuss and Ira McLaughlin
  • Production managers - Budd Tunick & Kevin Jones
  • Art direction by Bob Defrin
  • Photography by Roy Volkmann
  • Recorded and mixed at Power Station, New York
  • Additional recording at Record Plant, L.A., California and Atlantic Studios, N.Y.

References

  1. ^ 80s Chart-Toppers: Every Chart-Topper Tells a Story
  2. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Sister Sledge - When the Boys Meet the Girls (1985) album review | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Billboard - March 23, 1985
  4. ^ TSort Info: The song chart entries of Sister Sledge over the world
  5. ^ Official Charts (UK) - Sister Sledge

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