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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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At Their Best! (CD)
The Isley Brothers: At Their Best! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD480426

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(The Special Music Company) 12 tracks
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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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Shout - The RCA Sessions (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Shout - The RCA Sessions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG680952

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(BMG) 19 tracks As family businesses go, The Isley Brothers have lasted longer than most. They've been on top of just about every trend in rhythm If blues for 40 years - even pioneered some of them, Back in the '50s, they sang doo-wop...
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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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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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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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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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Let's Go! (CD)
The Isley Brothers: Let's Go! (CD) Art-Nr.: CD5375142

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CD on EMI RECORDS by The Isley Brothers - Let's Go! (CD)
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Vol.2, Original Wand Masters
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(2010/GUSTO) 10 tracks
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Original Wand Masters Vol.1
The Isley Brothers: Original Wand Masters Vol.1 Art-Nr.: CDGT2199

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