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Old 11-29-2005, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Isley Brothers.

Formed in the early to mid 50's the Isley Brothers have been producing superb soul music for half a century.
From their first hit 'Shout' to the present day with; Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) - R. Kelly featuring the Isley Brothers.

Tracks like their cover of The Topnotes - 'Twist And Shout' (later to be covered by the Beatles).
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
Behind A Painted Smile
That Lady
Harvest For The World.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Isley Brothers are great--if you like slow, love making r&b you'll like their Beautiful Ballads compilation cd-I think that it's a staple even for those who aren't into that type of music. Right on
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not really into a lot of slow R&B so i dont know a lot of their songs, but of the ones ive heard my favorites probably "Busted"
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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)
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I like the Isley Brothers- but I prefer Bod Dylans version of Lay lady lay.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, i've heard Brown Eyed Girl and Lay Lady Lay...I like them ..also heard Let's Fall in Love which i think is pretty good to. I'll havta listen to some of the rest, maybe find a couple more. thanx for the songs.
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The Isley Brothers are from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their brand of R&B with rock, soul and funk elements helped to define as a template for the Funk Rock genre.

In 1964, the group hired a young guitarist who had been in several rhythm and blues groups as a backing guitarist. His name was Jimi Hendrix but was then going by his nickname at the time, Jimmy James.


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Old 11-25-2011, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^Go for your Guns is a tremendous record. Definitely their hardest rocking, and is very reminiscent of Band of Gypsys. The Isley Bros are quite the guilty pleasure for me. Their soulful, "I wanna turn you on, baby", when they're not "fighting the power", lyrics are in such contrast to what I normally listen to that I find them very refreshing. Very talented singers and musicians that could often come up with killer melodies. Their 70s 3+3 era is where it's at.
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^Go for your Guns is a tremendous record. Definitely their hardest rocking, and is very reminiscent of Band of Gypsys. The Isley Bros are quite the guilty pleasure for me. Their soulful, "I wanna turn you on, baby", when they're not "fighting the power", lyrics are in such contrast to what I normally listen to that I find them very refreshing. Very talented singers and musicians that could often come up with killer melodies. Their 70s 3+3 era is where it's at.
I agree almauro, Go For Your Guns is defiantly one of their best albums. I also always liked their single Climbing Up The Ladder.

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The Isley Brothers are from Cincinnati, Ohio. Their brand of R&B with rock, soul and funk elements helped to define as a template for the Funk Rock genre.

In 1964, the group hired a young guitarist who had been in several rhythm and blues groups as a backing guitarist. His name was Jimi Hendrix but was then going by his nickname at the time, Jimmy James.
Thanks for the cool bit of info. I had no idea Hendrix played with the Isleys.
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