Soul deep with natural-born singer Ruth Pointer

“Neutron Dance” high-stepper Ruth Pointer loses the gloves for a warts and all music scoop exploring her star-studded career as the alto singer for ’80s R&B crossover pop sensation the Pointer Sisters. Tall, sleek, and incredibly beautiful in a form-fitting black gown, Ruth lets the crowd hit the notes during “Jump [For My Love],” the group’s encore song at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia, on June 29, 2013. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

The gorgeous, harmony-laden Pointer Sisters were adept at covering virtually any genre, whether ’40s era swing, Big Band, pop, soul, rock, or even country. Originally consisting of Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June Pointer, the quartet isn’t as well remembered in modern times as they truly deserve to be, charting an impressive 16 Top 40 Pop and 21 Top 40 R&B hits on Billboard between 1973 and 1990.

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