Showdown/Grand Slam

Showdown/Grand Slam

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by The Isley Brothers
     
 

BGO presents another volume in its amazing set of Isley Brothers reissues. These are a bit out of sequence, given that there were two albums between 1978's Showdown and 1981's Grand Slam. But there is a real aesthetic reason to release them this way. First off, the follow-up to Showdown was the double album Winner…  See more details below

Overview

BGO presents another volume in its amazing set of Isley Brothers reissues. These are a bit out of sequence, given that there were two albums between 1978's Showdown and 1981's Grand Slam. But there is a real aesthetic reason to release them this way. First off, the follow-up to Showdown was the double album Winner Takes All, released in 1979. Due to the extended nature of the cuts -- most of them being part of the Isleys' trademark two-parters -- it would take a CD by itself. The same goes for Go All the Way. Every track is a two-part love jam. As for this pair of albums, the Isleys were riding high both in the charts and on the live circuit during the late '70s and early '80s. Top Ten high. Showdown's got the sultry babymaker "Groove with You," the burning title track, and the funked-up disco jam that is "Rockin' with Fire." The latter album includes "Tonight Is the Night (If I Had You)," the bass-rumbling floor thumper "Who Said?," and the loose-grooving "Party Night." It's slicker than its predecessor, but it nonetheless contains the Isleys 3 + 3 magic in all the right places. The sound on this set is stellar, the price is right, and the liner notes by John O'Regan are authoritative and engaging. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261207425
catalogNumber:
742

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Drums,Maracas,Timbales
Marvin Isley   Bass,Percussion,cowbell,Wood Block
O'Kelly Isley   Background Vocals
Ronald Isley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rudolph Isley   Background Vocals
Eve Otto   Harp
Everett Collins   Drums
Kevin "KAcey" Jones   Conga

Technical Credits

Isley Brothers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ernie Isley   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Thomas Mark   Engineer
Allen Weinberg   Cover Design

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