The Pointer Sisters – Going Down Slowly
The sassy Pointer Sisters released their smokin’ version of Allen Touissant’s ‘Going Down Slowly’ way back in 1975. This was the storming closing to track to the Sister’s Steppin’ Out album and the raw ‘n’ funky intro has delightfully been sampled by many a crate diggers since. My personal highlight of the track is the joyous vocal climax towards the end which the sees the Sisters seamlessly weave their vocals in and out of each other, resulting in a gutsy and joyous performance. Simply a powerhouse.