Essential Isley Brothers CD (2004)

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 61015310
UPC 827969277720
UPC 14 00827969277720
Format CD
Release Date 8/3/2004
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Author Isley Brothers
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Motown Singles Collection (1959-1971)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Classic Soul Hits
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Compilation Appearance Soul Love
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Compilation Appearance Anchorman
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Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 8:1968
Compilation Appearance Complete Motown Singles Vol 7:1967(Limited Edition)
Associated Artist/Work Chancellor, Walter, Jr.
Associated Artist/Work Isley, Ronald
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Little Richard
Artist Influence Ray Charles
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Influence The Dells
Artist Influence The Platters
Artist Contemporary Al Green (Vocals)
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Artist Contemporary The Spinners (US)
Artist Contemporary The Temptations (Motown)
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Artist Follower 112
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Technical Info
Engineer Malcolm Cecil; Robert Margouleff
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
CatalogID 92777
Lable Name Legacy
Released 08/03/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 153m : 49s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969277720
Musical Guests
The Funk Brothers
Jimi Hendrix
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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).
Additional personnel: Jimi Hendrix, The Funk Brothers.
Liner Note Author: Rashod D. Ollison.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Waring Abbott; John Bellissimo; Bob Gruen.
Arrangers: Ronald Isley; Rudolph Isley; O'Kelly Isley; Ernie Isley; Marvin Isley; Chris Jasper; George Patterson; Teachco Wilshire.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Disc 1
1 Twist and Shout,It's Your Thing
2 That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2,I Turned You On
3 What It Comes Down To,Lay Away
4 Brown Eyed Girl,Love The One You're With
5 For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2,Pop That Thang
6 Groove With You,Spill The Wine
7 Brother, Brother,Take Me to the Next Phase, Pts. 1 & 2
8 Work To Do,I Wanna Be With You, Pts. 1 & 2
9 Harvest For The World,Pride, Pts. 1 & 2, The
10 Summer Breeze,Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
11 Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2,Voyage To Atlantis
12 Live It Up, Pts. 1 & 2,Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) Pts. 1 & 2
13 Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2,Between The Sheets
14 Freedom,Caravan of Love
15 Keep On Doin',Mission To Please You
16 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You),Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
17 Move Over and Let Me Dance
18 Shout, Pts. 1-2
Disc 2
1 Twist and Shout,It's Your Thing
2 That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2,I Turned You On
3 What It Comes Down To,Lay Away
4 Brown Eyed Girl,Love The One You're With
5 For the Love of You, Pts. 1 & 2,Pop That Thang
6 Groove With You,Spill The Wine
7 Brother, Brother,Take Me to the Next Phase, Pts. 1 & 2
8 Work To Do,I Wanna Be With You, Pts. 1 & 2
9 Harvest For The World,Pride, Pts. 1 & 2, The
10 Summer Breeze,Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2
11 Make Me Say It Again Girl, Pts. 1 & 2,Voyage To Atlantis
12 Live It Up, Pts. 1 & 2,Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) Pts. 1 & 2
13 Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 2,Between The Sheets
14 Freedom,Caravan of Love
15 Keep On Doin',Mission To Please You
16 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You),Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
17 Move Over and Let Me Dance
18 Shout, Pts. 1-2
Product Attributes
Artist Isley Brothers
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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