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neardeathexperience 10-21-2014 07:56 PM

I like them. I think they have done a lot for the style of music that they play.

Holerbot6000 10-24-2014 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Gemray (Post 1492631)
Are the Isley Brothers still together does anyone know?

Ronnie and Ernie were making records with R. Kelly as recently as 2011. That's where they gained a rep for being the slow-jam make-out masters and some of those sides they did during that period are really good, though they are kinda stingy with Ernie's guitar. Not sure about what they are doing now, if anything.

I grew up with the Isley's during the T-Neck years in the 1970's. In addition to the excellent 'Go For Your Guns', I would also recommend '3+3' and 'The Heat is On'. The Isley's had a really nice rock edge to their music that distinguished them from a lot of the other soul funk bands of the time. Great stuff and really holds up today.

jazzpig 12-15-2014 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by right-track (Post 146558)
SaucyFlow999, here are the track listings for their 'Beautiful Ballads' comp.

Some recognisable songs in there, including a version of Dylans - Lay Lady Lay and Van Morrisons - Brown Eyed Girl.

Brown Eyed Girl
Hello It's Me
Let's Fall In Love
You're The Key To My Heart
You're Beside Me
I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)
Caravan Of Love
All In My Lover's Eyes
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Make Me Say It Again Girl
Voyage To Atlantis
Choosey Lover
Lay Lady Lay
Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)

Don't forget "Sensuality" from the album "The Heat Is On"

William_the_Bloody 12-15-2014 11:12 PM

yep.

The Isley Brothers Tour Dates 2014

Braedencheese 01-24-2015 01:09 AM

The "Essential" Isley brothers
 
Twist And Shout
That Lady (Parts 1 & 2)
What It Comes Down To
Brown Eyed Girl
For The Love Of You (Parts 1 & 2)
Groove With You
Brother, Brother
Work To Do
Harvest For The World
Summer Breeze
Make Me Say It Again Girl (Parts 1 & 2)
Live It Up (Parts 1 & 2)
Fight The Power (Parts 1 & 2)
Freedom
Keep On Doin'
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
Move Over And Let Me Dance
Shout (Parts 1 & 2)
Disc: 2
It's Your Thing
I Turned You On
Lay Away
Love The One You're With
Pop That Thang
Spill The Wine
Take Me To The Next Phase (Parts 1 & 2)
I Wanna Be With You (Parts 1 & 2)
The Pride (Parts 1 & 2)
Footsteps In The Dark (Parts 1 & 2)
Voyage To Atlantis
Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)(Parts 1 & 2)
Between The Sheets
Caravan Of Love
Mission To Please You
Down Low (Nobody Has To Know) - R. Kelly


So I downloaded this compilation and it seems to have just about all if the hits, but I'm wondering if I'm missing any. I also downloaded Go for your Guns, based on a suggestion on here and found out that the "essential" album didn't have hits like Climbing up the ladder and Livin Life. So what other essential tracks am I missing?

dwill123 01-24-2015 06:49 AM

"Hope You Feel Better Love"


"Showdown"

Braedencheese 01-26-2015 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dwill123 (Post 1543069)
"Hope You Feel Better Love"


"Showdown"

Thanks dwill, I especially like "Hope You Feel Better Love". Ernie rips like a beast.

lezn 06-27-2019 05:05 AM

'Who's that lady' 'Summer breeze' and 'For the love of you' are my favorite Isley tunes.

Keigh 06-07-2020 11:19 PM

They would be the oldest band in the world had they not broken up several times and the older brothers still lived. Technically they're still together but it's only Ronald and youngest brother, Ernie. But they don't tour. They last released an album in 2017 with Carlos Santana.


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