Main | Monday, February 04, 2008

Yes We Can Can

In reference to the clip below this one, I'm surprised that the Obama campaign hasn't co-opted the Pointer Sisters' 1973 classic first single, Yes We Can Can, from before they became a trio and veered into largely forgettable (but enormously successful) pop-disco. Yes We Can Can was originally recorded by Lee Dorsey in 1970 and the Pointers took it to #11 on the pop chart. This live clip features a funky drum solo from the legendary Gaylord Birch.

Trivia: In 1975, the Pointer Sisters first Grammy was for Best Country Western Vocal Performance for Fairytale, a tune later covered by many country artists including Elvis Presley. The Pointers were the first black female artists ever to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

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