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Showdown
     

Showdown

by The Isley Brothers
 
The Isley Brothers' 3 + 3 lineup only lasted about ten years, which isn't that long when you consider that the group was formed in 1954 (19 years before the 3 + 3 lineup was unveiled) and was still touring in the late '90s. By 1980, you were hearing more and more complaints about how formulaic the 3 + 3 lineup had become, but when Showdown came out in 1978, the

Overview

The Isley Brothers' 3 + 3 lineup only lasted about ten years, which isn't that long when you consider that the group was formed in 1954 (19 years before the 3 + 3 lineup was unveiled) and was still touring in the late '90s. By 1980, you were hearing more and more complaints about how formulaic the 3 + 3 lineup had become, but when Showdown came out in 1978, the lineup hadn't lost any of its freshness. Showdown, in fact, is generally excellent. The Isleys bring a great deal of passion to funk
ock scorchers like "Rockin' With Fire," "Love Fever," and the number one hit "Take Me to the Next Phase," and they are equally appealing on the smooth, caressing slow jam "Groove With You" (another major hit). Meanwhile, the slow-burning "Ain't Givin' Up No Love" is one of the most bluesy things that the 3 + 3 sextet recorded. 1977's Go for Your Guns, the album that preceded Showdown, was an incredibly tough act to follow. But even if Showdown isn't quite in a class with that treasure, it comes impressively close.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Iconoclassic
UPC:
0886972045429
catalogNumber:
1003
Rank:
13029

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Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Drums
Chris Jasper   Keyboards
Kelly Isley   Vocals
Marvin Isley   Bass,Percussion
Ronald Isley   Vocals
Rudolph Isley   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Chris Jasper   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
John Holbrook   Engineer
Marvin Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
O'Kelly Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ronald Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Rudolph Isley   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Thomas Mark   Engineer
Chris Eselgroth   Redesign

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