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The Isley Brothers

Rudolph (born on April 1, 1939), Ronald (May 21, 1941) and O'Kelly (Dec. 25, 1937) survived twenty years of musical changes, scoring definitive hits in each era along the way, to emerge as one of the most innova-tive black groups of the Seventies. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the brothers moved to New York in 1957 where they recorded mediocre doo-wop /rock'n'roll sides for Teenage, and George Goldner's Cindy, Mark X, and Gone labels be-fore signing with RCA.

Produced by Hugo and Luigi, their driving gospel style enlivened a weak selection of pop materi-al, but was best displayed by 'Shout' (1959), an exciting adap-tation of the climax to their wild stage act which has since become a rock classic. They next worked with writer/ producers Leiber and Stoller (Atlantic, 1961-62) and Bert Berns (Wand, 1962-63; UA, 1963-64) who tried unsuccessfully to fit their raw sound into a commercial package, although it was Berns who gave them 'Twist And Shout' (1962), a one-take, end-of-session dance riff that became their first Top Twenty pop hit, later immortalized by the Beatles. Forming their own production company, T-Neck, in 1964-65 they cut several memorable sides (including the rousing 'Testify' and dramatic ballad 'The Last Girl') fea-turing their young guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, before joining Tamla the following year.

After hitting with some typically slick corporation pro-duct (the Top Twenty 'This Old Heart Of Mine' and 'I Guess I'll Always Love You', for example, in 1966) the trio were relegated to second-rate material and quit to revive T-Neck in 1969. From their first release, the million-selling 'It's Your Thing', they projected a new heavy image and soon began using two younger brothers (Ernie, on guitar, and Marvin, on bass) and Chris Jasper (keyboards) to create 'progressive' hits that anticipated modern trends in black music and brought them to the attention of wider audiences.

By the early Seventies they were interpreting songs by Steve Stills (the Top Twenty hit 'Love The One You're With', 1971) and Dylan May Lady Lay', 1971) and including Hendrix's trau-matic 'Machine Gun' in their act. In 1973, they crystallized all their influences and ideas in the highly acclaimed 3+3 album, which included the million-selling 'That Lady'. Subsequent releases in a similar style (Live It Up, The Heat Is On) have kept them in the forefront of black music.

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This Old Heart Of Mine (LP, 180g Vinyl, Stereo)
The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart Of Mine (LP, 180g Vinyl, Stereo) Art-Nr.: LPMOT660836

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(Motown) 12 tracks - Stereo 1966 - 50th Anniversary Record Store Day Release
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Shout! (LP)
The Isley Brothers: Shout! (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCOL5103

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(Collectables) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1959 RCA album! Cut-out
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Twist & Shout (1962)
The Isley Brothers: Twist & Shout (1962) Art-Nr.: SLP5424

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Raw, raucous R&B gem! The Isley Brothers are one of the most enduring and influential acts in American music, building a prodigious body of innovative, infectious work that's broadened rhythm and blues' creative boundaries while keeping...
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Power Of Peace (2-LP 180g Vinyl)
The Isley Brothers & Santana: Power Of Peace (2-LP 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPSNY544855

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(2017/Sony/ 13 tracks. Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer,arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made...
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Shout! (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Shout! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD510322

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(Collectables Records) 12 tracks
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20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collecti
The Isley Brothers: 20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collecti Art-Nr.: CD016363

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(2001/MOTOWN) 11 tracks 1966-69 / digitally remastered
$15.79
Motown Anthology (2-CD)
The Isley Brothers: Motown Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5321498

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(2009/UNIVERSAL) 52 original mono masters with 12 page booklet. Essential!
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You Make Me Want To Shout - Essential 1956-59
The Isley Brothers: You Make Me Want To Shout - Essential 1956-59 Art-Nr.: CDJAS561

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(2010/JASMINE) 23 tracks - ultra rare Doo Wop & R&B sides from Gone/ Teenage/Cindy/Mark/RCA (1 unreleased)!
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Groove With You...Live! (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Groove With You...Live! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM0495

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(2016/Real Gone) 15 Tracks - Recorded live on tour between October 21 and 28, 1980!
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Power Of Peace (CD)
The Isley Brothers & Santana: Power Of Peace (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY544851

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(2017/Sony/ 13 tracks. Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer,arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made...
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This Old Heart Of Mine - Best Of Isley Brothers (LP, 180g Vinyl)
The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart Of Mine - Best Of Isley Brothers... Art-Nr.: LPD177333

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(Curb Records) This Old Heart Of Mine features some of The Isley Brothers' biggest hits including "This Old Heart Of Mine", "Twist and Shout", and "Long Tall Sally"
$33.89
Make Me Say It Again, Girl (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Make Me Say It Again, Girl (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBFD493

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(BFD) 14 tracks - digipac The 32nd studio album from the Soul music icons. Includes "Friends and Family" (featuring Snoop Dogg) and "Make Me Say It Again, Girl" (featuring Beyoncé).
$22.58
Summer Breeze - The Best Of (2-CD)
The Isley Brothers: Summer Breeze - The Best Of (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD495252

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(2009/SONY) 32 tracks 1970s.
$11.26
Essential (2-CD)
The Isley Brothers: Essential (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5202442

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(2004/SONY/BMG) 34 tracks 1962-1996 with informative 12 p. booklet
$18.05
Shout & Twist
The Isley Brothers: Shout & Twist Art-Nr.: CDCH928

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(1990/ACE) 19 tracks (3 unreleased) 1962/63 / back in stock
$20.31
Original Wand Masters Vol.1
The Isley Brothers: Original Wand Masters Vol.1 Art-Nr.: CDGT2199

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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by The Isley Brothers - Original Wand Masters Vol.1
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Vol.2, Original Wand Masters
The Isley Brothers: Vol.2, Original Wand Masters Art-Nr.: CDGT2203

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(2010/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Showdown
The Isley Brothers: Showdown Art-Nr.: CDICON1003

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(2008/ICONOCLASSIC) 8 tracks, recorded 1978
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Original Album Classics (5-CD)
The Isley Brothers: Original Album Classics (5-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSNY30484

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Playlist - The Very Best
The Isley Brothers: Playlist - The Very Best Art-Nr.: CDSNY75911

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Behind A Painted Smile - The Collection (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Behind A Painted Smile - The Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPEC2113

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(2012/Spectrum) 20 tracks
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Shout - The Complete Victor Sessions (CD, Cut-Out)
The Isley Brothers: Shout - The Complete Victor Sessions (CD, Cut-Out) Art-Nr.: CD9901X

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(BMG) 18 tracks
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