BackBeat R&B recently caught up with Debbie and Camille of the legendary “Sister Sledge” who achieved global success at the height of the disco era and were one of the hottest R&B girls group for nearly two decades. The group was composed of four beautiful sisters, Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy Sledge. They formed in 1971 and were natives of Philadelphia.
During the early part of their career, the ladies toured much of the East Coast including New York, New Jersey, and their home town Philadelphia. After they released their first album, Circle of Love in 1975, they began building a fan base and following in Europe.
The success of their breakthrough album “We Are Family” earned them a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a duo or group and advanced “Sister Sledge” to stardom and they have never looked back. As Debbie once said “the words are about determination, and never giving up”. These ladies are responsible for some of the biggest dance anthems of all time. “Lost in Music”, “He’s The Greatest Dancer” and “Thinking of You” are universally cherished songs that bring people together in love, life, and soulful groove”.
BackBeat R&B had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Debbie and Camille Sledge,(Debbie’s daughter) thank you “Sister Sledge” for sharing their beautiful voices with the world.
Photo credits-Chris Loomis