Wednesday, November 4, 2009



You could always count on the Isley Brothers, to have a new hit just
around summer time. The Isley Brothers placed a single in every decade
since 1959 and as of 2006. In 1973 featuring Ernie, Marvin and
brother-in-law Chris Jasper they were known as 3+3 that’s when I was
introduced to The Isley Brothers. "That Lady", "Fight the Power", "For the
Love of You", "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)" and "Between the
Sheets", is what I remember about the summer time growing up. The early
years the group consist of Sally Bell Isley, O’kelly Jr., Rudy and Ronnie
and Jimi Hendrix as back ground guitar player. The group won a Grammy for
It’s Your Thing” in 1969. After O’kelly’s death from cancer related heart
attack 1986 and Rudy leaving for a career in ministry in 1989. Ron
reformed the group in 1991 with Marvin and Ernie. Marvin was forced into
retirement due to diabetes in 1997. Ron doing prison time due to his tax
evasion charge in 2006 the Isley Brothers are one of the most sampled
artists. Sampled by artist like 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, UGK,
J Dilla, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg Among others, this
goes to show that music from The Isley Brothers Classic R&B and soul.


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