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THE ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘At Their Very Best’ (United Souls)

Cincinnati’s Isley Brothers are undoubtedly one of the greatest groups in R&B history and here’s a compilation that proves that not-too-outrageous assertion. Yes, it doesn’t cover the band’s early years at RCA, Wand, and...

STREET LIFE…

American sources are revealing that the ISLEY BROTHERS are to enjoy the greatest accolade of their career –  a street is to be named after them in their adopted hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey!...

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY…

Latest single from the ISLEY BROTHERS (now trimmed to vocalist Ron and guitarist Ernie) is a breezy, summery groove, ‘Friends And Family’. As the title suggests the song extols the virtues of family bonds...
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: The Motown Anthology

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: The Motown Anthology (Label: Universal, Motown)

It’s my contention that the Isley Brothers are one of soul’s most underrated groups. Ask any soul buff to name their favourite vocal groups and I’d wager that few would come up with the...
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: 'It's Our Thing' and 'Go All The Way'

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘It’s Our Thing’ and ‘Go All The Way’ (Label: BGO)

To their credit, the Isley Brothers have never stood still and always embraced change. Perhaps that’s why they’ve survived several decades with their credibility intact (although it has to be said that the legendary...
THE ISLEY BROTHERS: 3 plus 3, Go For Your Guns, Winner Takes It All, 2CDs

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: 3 plus 3, Go For Your Guns, Winner Takes It All, 2CDs (Label: SPV)

SPV is a German label that’s recently embarked on an ambitious blues and soul reissue programme and these two releases are highpoints in the campaign so far. By anybody’s standards the Isleys were/are an...