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of the Pointer Sisters
ANITA POINTER, is the legendary Grammy Award winning
lead vocalist of the world-renowned group, The Pointer Sisters. Anita
scats; she sings country, R & B, rock, gospel and always leaves her
audiences wanting more.
ANITA began singing in church where her parents Rev. Elton and Rev. Sarah
Pointer were pastors. Nurtured in the church and seasoned by a life long
interest in different musical flavor, she has incorporated an abundance of
influences into a sound that is, exuberant, joyful, sultry, powerful, and
always unforgettable. By the early 1970ís ANITA had redefined her voice
to such an exacting point that rock luminaries like, Dave Mason, Taj Majal
and Elvin Bishop were soliciting ANITA for her phenomenal vocal services.
Yes You Can Can, by Allen Toussaint so
moved ANITA that she encouraged her sisters to include it on their first
album. ANITA'S lead vocal on the track made this song The Pointer Sisters'
first hit single. Another hit song, written by ANITA & BONNIE entitled
Fairy Tale won ANITA her first Grammy,
became a country hit and was recorded by the late Elvis Presley. This
enabled ANITA with her sisters to become the first black female group to
grace the stage of the world famous Grand Ole' Opry. In 1975 with ANITA'S
lead vocals, gold struck again for The Sisters when their Mega #1 hit, Betcha
Got a Chick on The Side, another song written by ANITA and her
sisters, established them as one of the top female groups in the country.
From those humble beginnings in the early 1970ís to the late 1980ís
with ANITA'S lead vocals paving the way, THE POINTERS SISTERS set up a
permanent residence on the music charts.
Once again ANITA'S lead vocal on Bruce Springsteen's Fire
was another chart-topper. In 1984 she wrote the song that expresses how
she feels about life, I'm So Excited.
It rose to the top of the charts and became ANITA'S theme song.
Throughout her music career ANITA has had the opportunity to appear in
television and film. ANITA has had the opportunity to display her
versatility as an entertainer on such shows as Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson
and in the classic comedy film, Carwash. She recently completed a national
tour of the Tony award-winning Musical, Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'.
One of the highlights of her career came when she received a star with her
sisters on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ANITA continues to write songs and
in her leisure time has amassed a large collection of Black Americana. Her
two decades of collecting have not only given her joy but have taught her
an appreciation of the past.
ANITA gives thanks everyday for the God-given ability to perform for the
world and share the greatest communication of all, the gift of song.