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Format: CD
Sku: 61015310
UPC: 827969277720
UPC 14: 00827969277720
Release Date: 8/3/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Twist and Shout ~ The Isley Brothers
2. That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
3. What It Comes Down To ~ The Isley Brothers
4. Brown Eyed Girl ~ The Isley Brothers
5. For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
6. Groove With You ~ The Isley Brothers
7. Brother, Brother ~ The Isley Brothers
8. Work To Do ~ The Isley Brothers
9. Harvest For The World ~ The Isley Brothers
10. Summer Breeze ~ The Isley Brothers
11. Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
12. Live It Up, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
13. Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
14. Freedom ~ The Isley Brothers
15. Keep On Doin' ~ The Isley Brothers
16. This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) ~ The Isley Brothers
17. Move Over and Let Me Dance ~ The Isley Brothers
18. Shout, Pts. 1-2 ~ The Isley Brothers
Disc 2
Song Title
1. It's Your Thing ~ The Isley Brothers
2. I Turned You On ~ The Isley Brothers
3. Lay Away ~ The Isley Brothers
4. Love The One You're With ~ The Isley Brothers
5. Pop That Thang ~ The Isley Brothers
6. Spill The Wine ~ The Isley Brothers
7. Take Me to the Next Phase, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
8. I Wanna Be With You, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
9. Pride, Pts. 1 & 2, The ~ The Isley Brothers
10. Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
11. Voyage To Atlantis ~ The Isley Brothers
12. Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) Pts. 1 & 2 ~ The Isley Brothers
13. Between The Sheets ~ The Isley Brothers
14. Caravan of Love ~ The Isley Brothers
15. Mission To Please You ~ The Isley Brothers
16. Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) ~ The Isley Brothers
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The Isley Brothers: Ernie Isley (acoustic 6-string guitar, bass instrument); Chris Jasper (piano); Marvin Isley (bass instrument); O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley.
Muze PNote Personnel: Chris Jasper (vocals, grand piano, electric piano, Clavinet, ARP synthesizer, tambourine, percussion, background vocals); Ronald Isley (vocals, background vocals); Charles "Skip" Pitts, Jimi Hendrix (guitar); Ernie Isley (acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar, drums, congas, maracas, timbales, percussion, background vocals); John Mosley (flute); Milton Westley, Truman Thomas (organ); George Moreland (drums, percussion); Buck Clarke, Karl Potter, Rocky, Gary Jones (congas); Marvin Isley (cowbells, wood block, percussion, background vocals); Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff (programming); O'Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley (background vocals).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Jimi Hendrix, The Funk Brothers.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Rashod D. Ollison.
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Waring Abbott; John Bellissimo; Bob Gruen.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Ronald Isley; Rudolph Isley; O'Kelly Isley; Ernie Isley; Marvin Isley; Chris Jasper; George Patterson; Teachco Wilshire.
Muze PNote The Isley Brothers are one of the most important groups in R&B history. They modernized the concept of the black singing group, and broke new ground with hits that were either influenced by or borrowed from a variety of musical styles. In addition to performing many of their own songs, the Isleys perform soulful renditions of Seals & Crofts's "Summer Breeze" and Stephen Stills's "Love the One You're With" on this ESSENTIAL collection.
Muze PNote The two-disc set presents the original 1962 version of "Twist and Shout" and other latter-day Isley favorites such as the funky "It's Your Thing" and the bold "Fight the Power." Another highlight of this compilation is "Move Over and Let Me Dance," featuring a rare guest appearance by Jimi Hendrix. Boasting 34 tracks that span from '59 to '96, THE ESSENTIAL ISLEY BROTHERS is an excellent introduction to this inimitable band.

Producer: Ronald Isley; Bert Berns; Hugo Peretti; Rudolph Isley; O'Kelly Isley; R. Kelly; Ernie Isley; Angela Winbush; Marvin Isley; Chris Jasper; Lamont Dozier; Luigi Creatore; Brian Holland; Bert Berns; Hugo Peretti; R. Kelly; Angela Winbush; Leo Sacks (Compilati

Engineer: Malcolm Cecil; Robert Margouleff

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Funk Brothers
Muze Guest Artist Jimi Hendrix

Artist Overview

A semi-successful Motown vocal group in the early '60s, The Isley Brothers' historical importance would be assured if only for their original version of "Twist and Shout," and the fact that they provided Jimi Hendrix with one of his first big breaks. The Isleys surpassed their original success, however, with an innovative blend of soul and psychedelic rock that provided them with huge album sales throughout the '70s. By the time the '80s rolled around, they had reinvented themselves yet again, this time as sensual, Quiet Storm-style contemporary R&B balladeers.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 6-Oldies But Goodies
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 10-Oldies But Goodies
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Timeless Collection
Muze Music Compilations Friday (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Classic Soul Hits
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Classic Soul Hits
Muze Music Compilations Wcbs-Fm 25th Anniversary Edition - The Best Of The 50's
Muze Music Compilations Hits Of The 60's
Muze Music Compilations This Is Alabama Football
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 7-Cruisin Chrome Oldies
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Millennium Gold
Muze Music Compilations Life
Muze Music Compilations Disco Dance
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Christmas!
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Best Of Motown 1960s
Muze Music Compilations Soul Classics Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 70s
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs Of Motown
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider Oldies Box Set Volumes 7-9 (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Soul Love
Muze Music Compilations Big Chill (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Black Power: music Of A Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Millenium Gold Vol 01
Muze Music Compilations Anchorman
Muze Music Compilations Wdas Classic Soul Hits:vol 10
Muze Music Compilations Soul Classics 12
Muze Music Compilations Jill Scott Collaborations
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Vietnam War Years: vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic R&B
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 9:1969(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Platinum R b Party
Muze Music Compilations Playlist Plus: Motown 50
Muze Music Compilations Motown For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Hitsville USA, Vol. 1: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Motown For Kids
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collectio
Muze Music Compilations Motown Legends Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Motown Box
Muze Music Compilations Sixties Classics
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Friday:20th Anniversary Edition (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Party Rock(w/ Book)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection-50's
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Ever Party Album
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:70s Soul
Muze Music Compilations Singing From My Soul:soul Chron/5
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Studio Rio Presents:brazil Connection
Muze Music Compilations Essential Radio Hits Of The 60s
Muze Music Compilations Soda Shop Hits CD
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Soul Train (Live)
Muze Music Compilations One Love One Rhythm:official 2014 Fif
Muze Music Compilations Hang On Sloopy:bert Berns Story Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Lonely Avenue:soul From New York 1955

Associated Artists and Works

Chancellor, Walter, Jr.
I'll Be Home for Christmas ~ Isley, Ronald
Melvin, Harold

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/03/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 92777
Music Label Name Label : Epic/T Neck/Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969277720

Professional Reviews

Down Beat (p.76)
- 4.5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Isleys have earned a prominent place in the pantheon of r&b."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Isley Brothers
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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