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Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach

Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach

4.5 6
by Ronald Isley
Both longtime aficionados of classic R&B and younger hip-hop enthusiasts, alerted by his appearances on more current pop productions over the past decade, are well aware that Ronald Isley is one of the great singers of our time. This vocal legend gets to prove that all over again on this sumptuous recording, Singing live in front of a studio orchestra, Isley exhibits

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Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sophistication and skill of these two legendary musicians create a sound that is seductive but understated. The accompanying instruments and arrangements are soulful and endearing. The effect is soft but still very dramatic and lovely. If you love elegant, pop - oh this is so for you! I LOVE it - all of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a long-time fan of the Isley Brothers and Burt Bacharach's music since I can remember. I have always liked Bacharach's music since the 60's when he collaborated with Dionne Warwick. I just happened to have caught this concert very recently on PBS here in my home town. I was just mesmerized by the smoothness of Ronald Isley's voice. I have several Isley Brothers CD's, and always admired his voice, but this collaboration with Bacharach truly puts him over the top. I did not know this CD was out until I was entranced by the concert. I immediately went to Barnes & Noble to see whether it was available and to my pleasant surprise it was! Ronald Isley's voice has just gotten better, like a fine wine that ages over the years. It's a shame that this type of music will not get the recognition it truly deserves. However, I have been purchasing music since the age of 12 and I can tell you that nothing I have in my collection even comes close to this. It is the most beautiful partnership and talent ever to come and I hope they continue down this road. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had an appreciation of the work by Burt Bacharach. I had a different appreciation of Ron Isley and the Isley Brothers. When I purchased the CD I was not expecting much but to my pleasant surprise I now have an appreciation for the combine effort. Very few CD's have I purchased where I enjoyed every song.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a long time fan of Burt Bacharach (since I listened to him with my Mom when i was a child). And I've absolutely LOVED the Isley Brothers since my teens. The combination of the two artists is a perfect congruence .. just as Burt was with Dionne Warwick. THIS is music at its best. And everyone I share this CD with comes away loving it too. This is a wonderful Christmas gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Ronald Isley, but just couldn't get with this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fearlessly singing live in front of a studio orchestra, Mr Isley shows us the kind of sensual vocal skills that can only be developed from a lifetime love of singing. Ron Isley and Burt Bacharach, skillfuly craft the reworking of these clasic recordings. On songs like "Anyone Who Had a Heart,” and "The Windows of the World," Isley makes these gems his very own without a hint of the styles or interpretations of those who recorded these songs before him. Isley's soulful interpretations and Burt's impeccable orchestration makes this recording a must have! This collection of love songs set the mood. Buy it today and tell us what you think.