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Brother, Brother, Brother
     

Brother, Brother, Brother

by The Isley Brothers
 

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With 1972's Brother, Brother, Brother, younger brothers Ernie and Marvin Isley, along with in-law relative Chris Jasper, began to play major roles in the Isley Brothers' sound. This also marked their first attempt to "Isley-ize" classics made

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With 1972's Brother, Brother, Brother, younger brothers Ernie and Marvin Isley, along with in-law relative Chris Jasper, began to play major roles in the Isley Brothers' sound. This also marked their first attempt to "Isley-ize" classics made famous by others. Their rendition of Carole King's "It's Too Late" rivals the original; Ron Isley sings the tender ballad in a softer voice then he used on previous recordings. An update of Jackie DeShannon's "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" is an uplifter. They didn't completely alienate fans of their harsher sound, the rocking, humorous "Pop That Thang" and "Lay Away" are fine examples of R&B and rock. "Pop That Thang" has a sloopy beat and biting lyrics, while "Lay Away" takes off on the popular buying option before the advent of the credit card. The Isley Brothers were big Carole King fans, in addition to "It's Too Late," they perform two other King songs, "Brother, Brother" and "Keep on Walkin'"; the latter is coupled with "Sweet Season." Their own "Work to Do" is a stone rocker that has been recorded by many, including the Average White Band, who scored big with the cooker 3 years after its release, it remains one of the Isley Brothers' most requested songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972460222
catalogNumber:
724602
Rank:
12378

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Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Maracas,12-string Guitar
Chris Jasper   Piano,Tambourine
Kelly Isley   Vocals
Marvin Isley   Bass,cowbell,Wood Block
O'Kelly Isley   Conductor
Ronald Isley   Conductor,Vocals
Rudolph Isley   Conductor,Vocals
George Moreland   Percussion,Drums
George Patterson   Maracas
Karl Potter   Conga
Truman Thomas   Organ
Milton Westley   Organ

Technical Credits

Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Isley Brothers   Producer
Nikki Giovanni   Liner Notes
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Michael Delugg   Engineer
O'Kelly Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ronald Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Rudolph Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Leo Sacks   Reissue Producer
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Tony Martell   Executive Producer
Herman Kelly   Composer
Randy Myers   Composer
Melvin Delugg   Engineer

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