Dancing Inmates: Pointer Sisters “(Jump) For My Love”

Posted August 21, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in HiDef

The popular inmate dance crew do their neutron dance on the Pointers’ “jumping” smash

In 1983, the Pointer Sisters decided to switch musical formats for their next album. Their focus would be on ’80’s dance music. The change would give them their magnum opus – Break Out. The album would contain four Top Ten hits and some of the greatest dance music for ’80’s pop. UK’s Big Break Records, a subsidiary to Red Cherry Records, is “excited” to announce the release of their double-disc, digitally-remastered collection of Break Out, containing 12″ remixes, 7″ singles, extended versions, radio edits and extra bonus tracks. In total, thirty-four tracks document this well-deserved reissue. Of course, the album is closely reaching its 30th anniversary, so the timing of the re-release is quite befitting.

Earlier this year, the infamous dancing crew of CPDRC in Cebu, Philippines (best known for reaching over a million hits on YouTube for their killer choreography on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”) decided to pay homage to one of the Pointers’ pop smashes from that same record: “Jump (For My Love).” If only these guys could audition to be on Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew. This correctional facility dance team may not be American, but they certainly have our dance steps.


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