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Encyclopedia > The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers
Background information
Also known as The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley AKA "Mr. Biggs"
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Genre(s) R&B/doo wop/soul/funk/rock
Years active 1954 - present
Associated
acts
R. Kelly, Jimi Hendrix
Website Isley Brothers homepage
Members
Ronald Isley
Ernie Isley
Former members
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (deceased)
Rudolph Isley
Vernon Isley (deceased)
Marvin Isley
Chris Jasper
Jimi Hendrix (deceased)

The Isley Brothers (IPA: ['aɪzliː]) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. Starting in 1954 and lasting into the new millennium, the group has spanned decades, two generations of members and music genres as diverse as gospel, doo-wop, R&B, soul, funk, rock, adult contemporary and even hip-hop. Their early hits, "Shout!", "Twist & Shout" and "Nobody But Me", laid the groundwork for 1960s rock acts and became soul standards in the process. They also pioneered the ground for other artists and bands to form their own labels forming T-Neck Records in the mid-1960s. They also helped pave the way for self-contained funk bands after Sly & the Family Stone with the release of their groundbreaking 1969 single, "It's Your Thing". This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Ronald (center) with brothers OKelly and Rudolph, ca. ... Ernie Isley (born on March 7, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) is currently a member of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers, a legendary rock guitarist and drummer and was important to the Isleys development from one of the pioneering R&B groups of the day to... OKelly Isley, Jr. ... Rudolph Bernard Isley (born on April 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was one of the original members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers. ... Vernon Isley (1942-1955) was a singer and one of the original members of the family band The Isley Brothers during the time the group began their career as a gospel quartet where Vernon shared co-lead singing duties with older brother Ronald. ... Marvin Isley (born in 1953 in Teaneck, New Jersey) was one of the members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers and a seminal bassist. ... Chris Jasper (b. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Shout! was a very popular and influential record by The Isley Brothers when it was released in 1959. ... Twist and Shout is a song originally by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. ... Nobody But Me is a 1968 top ten garage rock hit by The Human Beinz that had been originally recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1963. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... T-Neck Records was a record label founded by The Isley Brothers in 1964. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Sly & the Family Stone was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Its Your Thing was a very successful single for the Isley Brothers when it was released in 1969. ...


Founded in 1954, the original members were brothers O'Kelly, Jr., Rudolph, Ronald and Vernon Isley, singing just gospel until Vernon's death from a car accident in 1955. After a brief split, the three older brothers reformed as a trio. In 1973, they added younger brothers Ernie and Marvin and brother-in-law Chris Jasper, reinventing the vocal group as a band with the moniker 3 + 3. The younger half broke off from the group in 1984, making the group a vocal trio again, until 1986 when oldest brother O'Kelly, Jr., suddenly died of a heart attack. After one album as a duo, Rudolph retired to become a minister and Ronald carried on with a solo career until he, Ernie and Marvin reformed the Isley Brothers in 1991. OKelly Isley, Jr. ... Rudolph Bernard Isley (born on April 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was one of the original members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers. ... Ronald (center) with brothers OKelly and Rudolph, ca. ... Vernon Isley (1942-1955) was a singer and one of the original members of the family band The Isley Brothers during the time the group began their career as a gospel quartet where Vernon shared co-lead singing duties with older brother Ronald. ... Ernie Isley (born on March 7, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) is currently a member of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers, a legendary rock guitarist and drummer and was important to the Isleys development from one of the pioneering R&B groups of the day to... Marvin Isley (born in 1953 in Teaneck, New Jersey) was one of the members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers and a seminal bassist. ... Chris Jasper (b. ...


After Marvin left due to his battle with diabetes in 1997, Ronald and Ernie carried on into the new millennium. In the process, Ronald's new alter ego, the gangster and R. Kelly video villain 'Mr. Biggs', helped bring newfound success to the group. Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ...

Contents

History

Early years

The Isley Brothers all began singing in church under the tutelage of their parents, who were also musicians. In 1954, the four eldest of Sally and O'Kelly Isley, Sr.'s six sons formed the group as a gospel quartet. They toured all over their area of Ohio and other areas in the Midwestern and Eastern side of the United States until Vernon was killed in bicycle accident in 1955, at the age of 13. Shaken over the tragedy, the brothers decided to disband the group until their parents' coaxing got them back into music in 1956, when they were looking to branch out of gospel. In 1957, with their parents' blessing, the trio left Ohio for New York and began recording doo-wop for small labels with little success. Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... NY redirects here. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ...


Early success

By 1959, the Isley Brothers were two years deep into their professional career and were without a hit. Often finding themselves opening for obscure acts in venues across the country, they finally got a boost when Jackie Wilson allowed the brothers to open for his show. During an inspired rendition of Wilson's classic, "Lonely Teardrops", Ronald went into a gospel routine and with his older brothers tagging along yelled out "you know you make me wanna shout!" A scout for RCA Records was at the audience and was so impressed that he helped them get signed to the label where they went into the studio to record what they had created on stage that night. Penned solely by the brothers, the song, "Shout!", became a breakthrough for the trio. Its mixture of gospel call and response vocals, bluesy lyrics and rock angst helped the boys score their first charted hit. Peaking at number forty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100, it proved to be an even bigger hit when it was covered by several rock acts both from America and Great Britain, and provided the brothers their first million-selling hit. Subsequent releases, however, failed to generate similar success and by 1962, the group had left RCA for Specter/Wand Records, where they would score another hit single with their rendition of the Topnotes' "Twist & Shout". It peaked at number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and would eventually become an even bigger hit thanks to The Beatles, which took the record straight to number two on the pop chart upon its release in late-1963. For the British author, see Jacqueline Wilson. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Shout! was a very popular and influential record by The Isley Brothers when it was released in 1959. ... For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). ... The term Call and response may refer to Call and response -- a type of musical phrasing Call-and-response -- a type of communication Call and Response is a Californian pop band. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The RIAA Logo. ... Twist and Shout is a song originally by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


T-Neck and the early emergence of Jimi Hendrix

By 1964, however, the Isleys had yet to follow up with another hit, having modest success with the similar "Twistin' With Linda". After their original version of "Who's That Lady" failed to generate buzz, the group decided to form their own label, which they called T-Neck Records. Within a year, the Isleys cut their first independent singles in the label, two of which ("Testify" and "Move On Over & Let Me Dance") featured a Seattle guitarist going by the name of Jimmy James. James was also the leading guitarist in the brothers' touring band. After leaving, he changed his name back to Jimi Hendrix and became a sensation soon afterwards. The brothers also reportedly hired a teenage Elton John as a touring pianist during a UK tour around this time. T-Neck Records was a record label founded by The Isley Brothers in 1964. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Enter Motown

Still unsatisfied and unimpressed by the slow progress, the brothers folded the label and signed on with Motown Records in 1965. A year later, they would score their biggest hit to date when the Holland-Dozier-Holland-produced "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)" went to number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six R&B in 1966. But as with "Shout" and "Twist & Shout" before it, the group was unable to follow up with a successor. By 1968, they were complaining of feeling like a second-tier act in the label that was home to top groups The Temptations & The Supremes. Inspired by their success in the UK, where "This Old Heart of Mine" reached number three on the pop singles chart, and fed up with Motown founder Berry Gordy's direction with them, they left the label, reformed T-Neck and signed with New York-based Buddah Records. Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland is a songwriting and production team made up of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) was a very successful hit single for The Isley Brothers during their brief tenure in Motown in 1966. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... The Supremes, later billed as Diana Ross and The Supremes, were a Motown all-female singing group. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... NY redirects here. ... While working at Kama Sutra Records, Art Kass was unhappy with the distribution deal with MGM Records and started Buddah Records around 1967. ...


The Buddah Years

Through Buddah and their newfound faith in their careers, the Isley Brothers changed their image, sound and lineup. Though they weren't made members yet, younger brothers guitarist/drummer Ernie and bassist Marvin eventually joined the lineup. In February of 1969, the Isleys hit pay dirt with the funk anthem "It's Your Thing". It was their biggest hit to date, reaching number one on the Black Singles chart and number two on the Pop Singles chart, winning them their first and only Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and selling over five million copies. Through this early period with Buddah, the brothers' input went from a gritty funk-soul sound like that of James Brown, The JB's, and Sly & the Family Stone, to a funk/rock sound that integrated the worlds of James Brown's instrumental funk and Jimi Hendrix's syncopating hard rock, thanks to the searing guitar licks by brother Ernie (who was a multi-instrumentalist). With the inclusion of brother-in-law and keyboardist Chris Jasper in 1970, the group would hit strides with songs like 1969's "I Turned You On", 1970's "Keep On Doin'" and "Freedom", their inspired 1971 covers of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay", War and Eric Burdon's "Spill the Wine" and Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With", and 1972's self-penned "Lay-Away", "Work to Do" and "Pop That Thang". Critics have praised this early period of the Isleys' coming-of-age and many of their fans have considered their 1972 album, Brother, Brother, Brother, their best album. the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... 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The 3 + 3 Years

After their contract with Buddha expired in 1973, the Isleys were offered a long-term contract with Epic Records. Taking their T-Neck imprint with them, the brothers quickly went into the studio but this time as a sextet. That year, original members O'Kelly, Jr., Rudolph and Ronald decided to put Ernie, Marvin and Jasper into the forefront turning the original vocal trio into a band. The result of this transformation resulted in their groundbreaking album that year, 3 + 3, which featured their Top 10 pop smash "That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2", their top five R&B follow-up, "What It Comes Down To" and their seminal cover of Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze". Certified platinum, it was the brothers' first of a string of gold and platinum records the band would score throughout a ten-year tenure. Along the way, they not only did funk anthems and rock covers but also quiet storm slow songs and disco club hits. Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... 1973 album by R&B group The Isley Brothers. ... That Lady, Pt. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Seals and Crofts are Jim Seals (17 October 1941) and Dash Crofts (14 August 1940), a popular soft rock duo in the early 1970s. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 soft rock single for folk rock duo Seals & Crofts and was covered famously in a different harder rock/soulful sound by The Isley Brothers as a single in 1974. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ...


In 1975, their album, The Heat Is On, became the brothers' first #1 album on the Billboard pop album charts. The album rode the success of their political anthem "Fight the Power, Pt. 1 & 2", which was controversial for using the word "bullshit." Radio stations still play the song but censored the word. It would pave the way for a similar anthem by rap group Public Enemy in 1989. A second single, "For the Love of You, Pt. 1 & 2", was also a memorable hit based on its smooth jazz-inspired production and soulful harmonies, another song remade many times by artists such as Boyz ll Men and Joss Stone. In 1977, their album, Go For Your Guns, featured the hits, "The Pride, Pt. 1 & 2," their quiet storm classic, "Voyage to Atlantis," and their psycadelica opus "Hope You Feel Better". Another song from the album, "Footsteps in the Dark", would become a radio hit though it never charted. At the end of the decade, they scored another #1 R&B hit with the disco gem, "I Wanna Be With You, Pt. 1 & 2". Their 1980 quiet storm gem, "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)", would become their last big hit on both the pop and R&B charts, reaching number thirty nine on the former, and would be their eleventh Top 40 pop record. At that point, the brothers' 3 + 3 sound had died out by 1980, and although they still scored gold albums into 1983, they were replaced by funk bands such as Midnight Star, The Gap Band and Cameo as one of the top groups of the genre. To further complicate matters, members of the group were having arguments over the group's direction. In 1983, they scored platinum again with their Between The Sheets album, which included the hugely sampled title track and "I Need Your Body". In 1984, Ernie, Marvin and Chris left the Isley Brothers and formed their own group, Isley-Jasper-Isley, scoring the number-one hit, "Caravan of Love" in 1985. The Heat Is On is a landmark 1975 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ... Fight the Power, Pt. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... For the Love of You, Pt. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the self-aware essence unique to a particular living being. ... Go For Your Guns is a 1977 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Footsteps in the Dark is a 1977 slow jam recorded by The Isley Brothers as an album track featured on the groups double-platinum album, Go For Your Guns. ... Dont Say Goodnight (Its Time For Love) is a 1980 quiet storm soul record by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Midnight Star was a synth-funk group that a string of R&B hits in the 80s. ... The Gap Band are an American R&B, funk and soul music group who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s with their heavily-charged dance anthems and their sentimental and ethereal love songs. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Between The Sheets is a 1983 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Between the Sheets was a hit recorded by the famed family music band, The Isley Brothers. ... I Need Your Body is the second single by Australian pop singer Tina Arena, originally released in 1988 in Scandinavia and issued in Australia two years later in 1990. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Isley-Jasper-Isley was the splinter group of the legendary Isley Brothers. ... Caravan of Love is a 1985 R&B hit originally recorded by Isley-Jasper-Isley, the second half of The Isley Brothers 3 + 3 lineup of the 1970s. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ...


Meanwhile, back at Square One...

The original trio joined Warner Bros. Records and carried on releasing 1985's Masterpiece, which included the R&B hits, "May I?" and "Colder Are My Nights". But as suddenly as the group settled into new territory, oldest brother O'Kelly, Jr., died of a cancer-related heart attack on March 31, 1986 at the age of only 48. His brothers Rudolph and Ronald dedicated the Angela Winbush-produced Smooth Sailin' to O'Kelly, Jr., where they score their last Top 10 R&B hit, "Smooth Sailin' Tonight" before Rudolph announced that he was leaving the music industry to become a minister. Around the same time, the younger half had also split up to form their own careers, Jasper's being the most successful scoring a #1 R&B hit with "Super Bad". By 1989, all surviving members of the Isleys were solo artists. Ronald released the album, Spend the Night as an Isley Brothers album though Rudolph had retired from the music business before the album's release. In 1991, after Ronald scored a Top 10 cover on the pop charts with "This Old Heart of Mine" the previous year with fellow rock singer Rod Stewart, he released the Isleys' next record, Tracks of Life bringing in back Ernie and Marvin as members. Warner Bros. ... Masterpiece is a 1985 record released by The Isley Brothers on Warner Bros Records. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:Angelawinbush. ... Smooth Sailin is a 1987 album released by The Isley Brothers on the Warner Bros label. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... Spend the Night is a 1989 album released by The Isley Brothers on the Warner Bros label. ... A top 10 list is a generic term used to indicate a list of items, usually ten in number, which are considered to be best, worst, or notable in some other way, typically a record chart. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer born and raised in London. ... Tracks of Life is a 1991 album released by The Isley Brothers on the Warner Bros label. ...


Introducing Mr. Biggs

By 1995, the Isleys hadn't scored a big hit in more than a decade when contemporary R&B superstar R. Kelly approached two of the brothers, Ronald and Ernie, to appear on his self-titled third album. What followed was the group's appearance on the Top 40 pop charts for the first time since 1980's "Don't Say Goodnight" peaked at number thirty-nine with a 1996 duet with Kelly titled "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)", which was a Top 10 pop and number-one R&B single. Much of the success was thanks to Ronald Isley's new image, created by Kelly in the video to the song. Re-introduced to a younger audience as the smooth gangster, Mr. Biggs, it helped bring a newer audience to the Isley Brothers, now approaching 40 years in the music business. In 1996, their album, Mission to Please, was released and, thanks to the singles, "Float on Your Love" and the Babyface-helmed ballad, "Tears", they scored their first platinum album since 1983's Between The Sheets. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) is an R&B song about infidelity, released as a single by R. Kelly and featuring The Isley Brothers, on his self-titled album, in 1996. ... A top 10 list is a generic term used to indicate a list of items, usually ten in number, which are considered to be best, worst, or notable in some other way, typically a record chart. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Mission to Please is a 1996 album by The Isley Brothers on Island Records. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Between The Sheets is a 1983 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ...


After a deal with Island Black Music, where Ronald took control of bringing in singer Kelly Price, went dry in 2000 and after an initial battle with the IRS for tax evasion that led to Isley's bankruptcy, the Isleys signed with Dreamworks Records and released the Eternal album in 2001. On the album, their smash, the R. Kelly-produced "Contagious", was the brothers' biggest pop hit as a leading act since "Don't Say Goodnight", eventually becoming a Top 20 pop and number three R&B single. The song was later certified gold by the RIAA and helped Eternal debut at number three on the Billboard chart. The album went on to be certified multi-platinum with sales of 2.5 million copies sold. Two years later, in 2003, the brothers returned with Body Kiss, which was the first album in their long career to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Yielding the chart hits, "What Would You Do?" and "Busted", the album would be certified gold. In 2004, the Isleys scored a Top 40 R&B hit with Patti LaBelle with the song, "I Gotta Go Solo". That same year, a remix album which celebrated the group's 3 + 3 days titled after their 1978 hit, "Take Me to the Next Phase", was released and the brothers, now just consisting of Ronald and Ernie, left DreamWorks to become one of the first signees to the Def Soul Classics label. Kelly Price on the cover of her 2003 album Priceless Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        “IRS” redirects here. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organizations to pay their... Eternal is a 2001 album released by The Isley Brothers on DreamWorks Records. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Contagious was a hit recording for The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The RIAA Logo. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of sales albums and singles have made. ... Body Kiss is a 2003 album released by The Isley Brothers on the DreamWorks label. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and...


Around the time, however, Ronald Isley suffered several blows. One of these included suffering a minor stroke while in London for a tour. Another resulted in trouble again with the IRS, when Isley was charged for tax evasion. Isley had allegedly concealed income by demanding cash during group performances, paid his musicians with cash to make it difficult for those to report how much he retained for himself, and cashed royalty checks issued to his late brother O'Kelly, Jr. He had been using the money to support his lifestyle which included buying fur coats, homes in St. Louis and Los Angeles, a yacht and cars. A trial took place a few months later, and in mid-October 2005, Isley was convicted of the charges. In October of 2006, Isley was convicted to 37 months in prison but despite the conviction the singer and his attorneys currently are appealing the decision. In the meantime, Isley and his wife, Kandy Johnson, welcomed the birth of Ronald's first son, Ronald, Jr. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article contrasts tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax resistance and tax mitigation. ...


Meanwhile, Rudolph, who reunited with the group for one night when the brothers were given an honor by BET, is still a minister at his church in California. Marvin has had his legs amputated due to diabetes and now uses an electric wheelchair. Chris Jasper still continues to do solo work, occasionally gospel music. Along with their inductions to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the group's classic songs, "Shout" and "It's Your Thing" have been played in several commercials. Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ...


The Isleys released their first album for Def Jam's Def Soul Classics imprint on May 9, 2006 titled Baby Makin' Music, featuring collaborations with producers like Tim & Bob and Jermaine Dupri. The first single, the Gordon Chambers-produced "Just Came Here to Chill", added to their long string of R&B hits. They have toured for the album since.now they have been getting funds from the Jani family from Zimbabwe and have performed a live concert on Willard Jani's 30th birthday. According to Billboard, the Isleys are working on a mostly self-penned and produced album set for a possible fall release. Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Baby Makin Music is a 2006 album released by The Isley Brothers on the Def Soul Classics imprint. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1973) is an American record producer and rapper. ...


Legacy and accomplishments

Unlike most R&B groups who came around the same time they did, the Isley Brothers had survived every changing trend in the music business from the arrival of The Beatles in the 1960s to the domination of hip-hop in this generation. Also, overall, the group scored a rare feat by having a song chart on the Billboard chart in six decades since their influential rock classic, "Shout!", charted in 1959. They're also the only group to have a top 40 hit in five decades since "Twist & Shout" peaked at number seventeen on the pop chart in 1962. Their last Top 40 pop hit, "Contagious", charted at number nineteen in 2001. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop music. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Shout! was a very popular and influential record by The Isley Brothers when it was released in 1959. ... Twist and Shout is a song originally by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. ... Contagious was a hit recording for The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. ...


Like many black artists in the 1950s and 1960s, most of the Isley Brothers' famed early material was covered to a great deal by white rock and blue-eyed soul acts ranging from The Beatles (who covered "Shout" in performance only and "Twist & Shout" on record, taking their version to number two on the pop singles chart in 1964) to Scottish singer Lulu (who took "Shout" to the top ten pop charts in her native United Kingdom that same year). Other songs the Isleys wrote and recorded, like "Nobody But Me" and "Respectable" was also covered by white rock acts The Human Beinz, The Yardbirds, and The Outsiders. Other groups and acts who covered their material either on record or live include The Who, Rod Stewart and Michael Bolton, who unsuccessfully tried to buy the Isley Brothers' catalogue after the Isleys won a lawsuit where Bolton allegedly covered their 1966 Motown track, "Love is a Wonderful Thing". The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Nobody But Me is a 1968 top ten garage rock hit by The Human Beinz that had been originally recorded by The Isley Brothers in 1963. ... The Human Beinz are an American rock band from Youngstown, Ohio, originally known as The Human Beings. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... The Outsiders can refer to: The Outsiders (novel), by Susan Eloise Hinton Outsiders (comics), a superhero series published by DC Comics Outsider (Known Space), a fictional species of aliens in Larry Nivens Known Space series Outsiders, a song by Franz Ferdinand from their second album You Could Have It... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a Scottish singer born and raised in London. ... Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock, adult contemporary vocalist and songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... Motown Records, Inc. ...


But it wasn't only white acts who covered the Isleys' material. R&B singers such as Ann Peebles, The Supremes, and Vanessa L. Williams covered Isleys tunes in various periods. Allegedly, James Brown's backing group The JBs covered the Isleys' 1970 funk charter, "Keep On Doin'", for their famous instrumental, "The Grunt". Much of the Isleys material has also been covered a great deal in commercials, much particularly, "Shout" and most recently, "It's Your Thing" - songs that the group wrote - have been played in several commercials to this day. The Isleys have gotten much love from the hip-hop community who sampled several Isleys songs for their own material such as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Da Brat, Aaliyah, The Beastie Boys and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Most famously, rappers Ice Cube and The Notorious B.I.G. scored their biggest hits sampling Isleys material with their respective hit songs "It Was a Good Day" (covering "Footsteps in the Dark") and "Big Poppa" (covering "Between the Sheets") and R&B singer Aaliyah covered the Isleys' "At Your Best" and took it to the top forty on pop radio in 1994. More recently, former No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani sampled "Between the Sheets" on the track “Luxurious” from her 2004 solo debut “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.” Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Ann Peebles is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. ... The Supremes, later billed as Diana Ross and The Supremes, were a Motown all-female singing group. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is a Grammy Award-nominated and Tony Award-nominated American R&B/pop/theatrical singer and actress. ... James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933[2] – December 25, 2006), commonly referred to as The Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, was an American entertainer recognized as one of the most influential figures in 20th century popular music. ... The most renowned of James Browns many backing bands (previously, the Famous Flames and the James Brown Band), the J.B.s provided musical support for the legendary singer and bandleader for the first half of the 70s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop music. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Beastie Boys as depicted on the cover of their 1992 album Check Your Head. ... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is a American gangsta rap group from Cleveland, Ohio, best known for its fast rapping style and harmonizing vocals. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It Was A Good Day is a 1993 hit song by American gangsta rapper Ice Cube, from his third solo album, The Predator. ... Between the Sheets was a hit recorded by the famed family music band, The Isley Brothers. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... At Your Best (You Are Love) was originally a radio hit by The Isley Brothers in 1976. ... Between the Sheets was a hit recorded by the famed family music band, The Isley Brothers. ...


The Isley Brothers were also instrumental in the careers of Elton John and Jimi Hendrix enlisting the future music legends into their touring bands for a time and, at one point, allowing Hendrix to live at the family home after he told them he didn't have a home to stay in. In turn, the group allowed Hendrix to play solos on the brothers' first records for their T-Neck Records imprint. The Isleys recruited Elton when he was known as Reginald Dwight, in 1964, for their England tour. Much notably, they were able to bridge the gap between black and white music first covering rock tunes as shown on their 1971 album, Givin' It Back and later making their own soulful seminal versions of some of those rock tunes such as "Summer Breeze", "Love the One You're With" and "Hello It's Me". Among the bands they influenced along the way when their matured funk was making them a commercial staple in the 1970s include Earth, Wind & Fire, The Commodores, The Bar-Kays, Cameo, The Ohio Players and Kool & the Gang. Their music also influenced the careers of solo artists such as Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, R. Kelly and Babyface Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Givin It Back is a 1971 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 soft rock single for folk rock duo Seals & Crofts and was covered famously in a different harder rock/soulful sound by The Isley Brothers as a single in 1974. ... Love the One Youre With is a 1970 single by folk rocker Stephen Stills. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... The Bar-Kays were a popular Memphis, Tennessee, soul, R&B, and funk group performing from 1966 and continue to perform today, although with only one original member. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... The Ohio Players are a funk band whose heyday was in the mid- to late 1970s. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American Urban R&B singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ...


The Isleys were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2004 they were inducted to Hollywood's Rock Walk. Other honors include the Soul Train Music Award for the Quincy Jones Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and the BET Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential rock and... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was organized to honor what they term the Greatest Vocal Groups in the World. The Hall of Fame is headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. ... ... Guitar Center is a chain of musical instrument retailers, located throughout the United States. ...


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Isley Brothers personnel

OKelly Isley, Jr. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rudolph Bernard Isley (born on April 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was one of the original members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Ronald (center) with brothers OKelly and Rudolph, ca. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Vernon Isley (1942-1955) was a singer and one of the original members of the family band The Isley Brothers during the time the group began their career as a gospel quartet where Vernon shared co-lead singing duties with older brother Ronald. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Ernie Isley (born on March 7, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) is currently a member of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers, a legendary rock guitarist and drummer and was important to the Isleys development from one of the pioneering R&B groups of the day to... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... There are a range of musical instruments that can be collectively be regarded as bass instruments since they are in the bass range. ... Maracas Maracas (sometimes called rhumba shakers) are simple percussion instruments (idiophones), usually played in pairs, consisting of a dried calabash or gourd shell (cuia - kOO-ya) or coconut shell filled with seeds or dried beans. ... Conga is a drum, a type of music, and a type of dance (Conga Line). ... Timbales (or tymbales) are shallow cylindrical single-headed drums, similar to single-headed tom-toms. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Marvin Isley (born in 1953 in Teaneck, New Jersey) was one of the members of the legendary family music group, The Isley Brothers and a seminal bassist. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... A woodcut is a method of printing in which an image is carved into the surface of a piece of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed, typically with chisels. ... The cowbell is a percussion instrument. ... Chris Jasper (b. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The piano Piano is a common abbreviation for pianoforte, a large musical instrument with a keyboard (see keyboard instrument). ... The Clavinet D6, the most popular model, introduced in 1971. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... The tambourine, also known as the Marine, is a musical instrument of the percussion family consisting of a a wooden or plastic frame with pairs of small metal jingles. ...

Discography

For a detailed listing of albums and singles, see: Isley Brothers discography. The Isley Brothers during their hugely successful 3 + 3 period in one of the pictures from their 1973 photo shoot for their aptly titled 3 + 3 album that year. ...


US and UK Top 40 Singles

The following singles reached the Top 40 of either the United States pop singles chart or the United Kingdom pop singles chart. Also included are the singles that hit #1 on the US R&B charts.

Year Song title US Top 40 chart UK Top 40 chart R&B No. 1
1962: "Twist & Shout" 17
1966: "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)" 12 3 (Nov 1968):
1966: "I Guess I'll Always Love You" 11
1967: "Behind a Painted Smile" 5
1969: "Put Yourself In My Place" 13
1969: "It's Your Thing" 2 30 1
1969: "I Turned You On" 23
1971: "Love the One You're With" 18
1972: "Pop That Thang" 24
1973: "That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2" 6 14
1973: "What It Comes Down To" 25
1974: "Summer Breeze" 16
1975: "Fight the Power, Pt. 1 & 2" 4 1
1975: "For the Love of You, Pt. 1 & 2" 23
1976: "Harvest for the World" 10
1977: "The Pride, Pt. 1 & 2" 1
1977: "Livin' in the Life" 40
1978: "Take Me to the Next Phase, Pt. 1 & 2" 1
1979: "I Wanna Be With You" 1
1980: "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)" 39 1
1996: "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)"
(R. Kelly featuring the Isley Brothers)
4 23 1
2001: "Contagious" 19

See also: 1960s in music. ... Twist and Shout is a song originally by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) was a very successful hit single for The Isley Brothers during their brief tenure in Motown in 1966. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... See also: 1965 in music, other events of 1966, 1967 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music Hot 100 No. ... See also: 1960s in music. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Its Your Thing was a very successful single for the Isley Brothers when it was released in 1969. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... I Turned You On is a 1969 funk song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Love the One Youre With is a 1970 single by folk rocker Stephen Stills. ... See also: other events of 1972 list of years in music 1970s in music // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties... Pop That Thang is a 1972 funk song released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... That Lady, Pt. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... Summer Breeze is a 1972 soft rock single for folk rock duo Seals & Crofts and was covered famously in a different harder rock/soulful sound by The Isley Brothers as a single in 1974. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Fight the Power, Pt. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... For the Love of You, Pt. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Harvest for the World is a 1976 single released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... The Pride, Pt. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music 1980s in music. ... Dont Say Goodnight (Its Time For Love) is a 1980 quiet storm soul record by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) is an R&B song about infidelity, released as a single by R. Kelly and featuring The Isley Brothers, on his self-titled album, in 1996. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 2000s in music. ... Contagious was a hit recording for The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. ...

Top Forty Albums

The following albums reached the Top 40 on either the United States pop albums chart or the United Kingdom pop albums chart.

Its Our Thing is a 1969 album released by The Isley Brothers on their own T-Neck imprint. ... Brother, Brother, Brother is a 1972 rock album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... 1973 album by R&B group The Isley Brothers. ... Live It Up is a 1974 funk album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint via distribution with Epic Records. ... The Heat Is On is a landmark 1975 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Harvest for the World is a 1976 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Go For Your Guns is a 1977 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Showdown is a 1978 funk album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Winner Takes All is a 1979 album by The Isley Brothers, which was released on their T-Neck imprint. ... Go All the Way is a 1980 album released by The Isley Brothers for their T-Neck imrpint. ... Grand Slam is a 1981 album by The Isley Brothers released on their T-Neck imprint. ... Between The Sheets is a 1983 album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint. ... Mission to Please is a 1996 album by The Isley Brothers on Island Records. ... Eternal is a 2001 album released by The Isley Brothers on DreamWorks Records. ... Body Kiss is a 2003 album released by The Isley Brothers on the DreamWorks label. ... Baby Makin Music is a 2006 album released by The Isley Brothers on the Def Soul Classics imprint. ...

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Having been a family-based group since their inception, the Isley Brothers originated with four gospel-singing brothers: Ronald, o’Kelly, Rudolph and Vernon (the last of whom was killed in a bike accident in 1955).
As a historical footnote, a pre-psychedelic Jimi Hendrix played guitar for the Isley Brothers in 1964, and his style can be heard in the playing of younger brother Ernie Isley, who joined the group at the end of the decade.
Throughout the Seventies, the Isley Brothers’ rock-disco fusion - driven by a propulsive beat, Ernie Isley’s snaky funk guitar lines and the smooth, sinuous vocal blend of the three elder Isleys - generated considerable crossover appeal.
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