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The Isley Brothers&#;(/ˈaɪzliː/&#;yz-lee) are an American musical group originally from&#;Cincinnati, Ohio, originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers&#;O'Kelly Isley, Jr.,&#;Rudolph Isley&#;and&#;Ronald Isley.[1][2][3][4][5]&#;The group has been cited as having enjoyed one of the "longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music".[6]

Alongside a fourth brother, Vernon, the group originally performed gospel music until Vernon's death a couple years after its original formation. After moving to the&#;New York City&#;area in the late s, the group had modest chart successes during their early years, first coming to prominence in with their fourth single, "Shout", written by the three brothers. Initially a modest charted single, the song eventually&#;sold over a million copies. Afterwards the group recorded modestly successful works for a variety of&#;labels, including the top 20 single, "Twist & Shout" and the Motown single, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" before recording and issuing the&#;Grammy Award-winning&#;hit, "It's Your Thing" on their own label,&#;T-Neck Records.

Initially influenced by gospel and&#;doo-wop&#;music, the group began experimenting with different musical styles incorporating elements of&#;rock&#;and&#;funk&#;music as well as pop&#;balladry. The inclusion of younger brothers&#;Ernie Isley&#;(lead guitar, drums) and&#;Marvin Isley&#;(bass guitar), and Rudolph's brother-in-law&#;Chris Jasper&#;(keyboards, synthesizers) in turned the original vocal trio into a self-contained musical band. For the next full decade, the siblings recorded top-selling albums including&#;The Heat Is On&#;and&#;Between the Sheets.

The six-member lineup of the band splintered in , with Ernie, Marvin and Chris Jasper forming the short-lived spinoff group&#;Isley-Jasper-Isley. Eldest member O'Kelly died in and Rudolph and Ronald released a pair of albums as a duo before Rudolph retired for life in the&#;Christian ministry&#;in Ronald reformed the group two years later with Ernie and Marvin in ; five years later in , Marvin Isley left the group due to complications with diabetes. The remaining duo of Ronald and Ernie would accomplish mainstream success with the albumsEternal&#;() and&#;Body Kiss&#;(), with the former album spanning the top forty hit, "Contagious". As of , the Isley Brothers continue to perform under the lineup of Ronald and Ernie.

Throughout their career, the Isley Brothers have had four Top 10 singles on the United States&#;Billboard&#;chart. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top Thirteen of those albums have been&#;either certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions including being&#;inducted&#;to the&#;Rock and Roll Hall of Fame&#;in [7]&#;Five years later, they were inducted to&#;Hollywood's Rockwalk&#;and in , were inducted to the&#;Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

History[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

Origins and initial recordings[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

The Isley Brothers originally came from Cincinnati, Ohio and were originally raised at the city's&#;Lincoln Heights&#;suburb, eventually settling at the satellite town of&#;Blue Ash&#;when they were teenagers. The brothers' father, O'Kelly Isley, Sr., a former&#;United States Navy&#;sailor&#;and&#;vaudeville&#;performer from&#;Durham, North Carolina, and Georgia-reared mother Sallye, guided the elder four Isley boys in their singing while at church. Patterning themselves after groups such asBilly Ward and His Dominoes&#;and&#;The Dixie Hummingbirds, the brothers began performing together in &#;Eventually the brothers landed a spot on&#;Ted Mack's&#;Amateur Hour&#;where they won the competition, winning a watch.&#;With Vernon on lead vocals, the quartet soon began touring all over the&#;Eastern US regions&#;performing in a variety of churches. When Vernon was thirteen, he was killed after a car struck him as he was riding his bike in his neighborhood. Devastated, the remaining trio disbanded.

Eventually convinced to regroup, the brothers decided to record popular music and left Cincinnati for New York in with their parents' blessings.&#;With Ronnie assuming the lead vocal position in the group, the group got into contact with Richard Barrett, who soon had the group in contact with a variety of New York record producers, eventually having their first records produced by&#;George Goldner, who recorded the group's first songs, including "Angels Cried" and "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" for the Teenage, Cindy and Mark X imprints.&#;The songs were only regional hits, however. By , the group landed a recording deal with&#;RCA Records. Later that year, mixing their brand of gospel vocalizing and doo-wop harmonies, the group recorded their first composition together, "Shout", a song devised from a&#;Washington, D.C.&#;club performance in which the brothers had covered&#;Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops".&#;The original version of the song peaked at 47 on the&#;Billboard&#;Hot and never reached the R&B chart. Follow-up recordings on RCA failed to chart and the brothers eventually left the label in , later signing with&#;Scepter Records. In , the brothers scored their first top 40 hit with the&#;Bert Berns&#;song, "Twist & Shout", which reached number 17 on the Hot and number 2 R&B, staying on the charts for 19 weeks.&#;The song had been produced by Berns for the brothers to teach then struggling producer&#;Phil Spector&#;how to produce a hit.[12][13]

Moving their entire operations to&#;New Jersey,[14]&#;the brothers continued to struggle with recordings eventually forming&#;T-Neck Records&#;in &#;During that same time period,&#;Jimi Hendrix&#;began playing lead guitar for the brothers' band. Bringing Hendrix with them in the studio, they recorded the song "Testify". Later on, Hendrix contributed guitar to another Isleys single, "Move On Over and Let Me Dance", which was recorded for T-Neck through distribution withAtlantic Records. After neither song charted and Hendrix left them for good in , the brothers signed with&#;Motown Records. Earlier the following year, the group had their second top 40 hit single with "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)". While the brothers' recordings with Motown were more successful than in the brothers' early works, they struggled to have a follow-up top 40 hit with the label. They left Motown in

Major success[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

Resurrecting their T-Neck label that year, the brothers signed a distribution deal with&#;Buddah Records&#;and issued "It's Your Thing" in February The song, recorded by members of&#;Wilson Pickett's band, became their biggest success to date reaching number 2 on the Hot and number one on the R&B chart. The song's parent album,&#;It's Our Thing, reached number 22 on the&#;Pop LPs&#;chart and "It's Your Thing" became their second million-seller and won them a Grammy Award. The release of "It's Your Thing" brought record label issues between the Isleys and Motown as Motown argued that the group recorded the song while still under their Motown contract. A court decision eventually ended in the Isleys' favor.

By , the Isleys' younger brothers Ernie Isley and Marvin Isley and brother-in-law Chris Jasper started to add musical input to the band's music, first performing on the Isleys'&#;Givin' It Back, which had the brothers reinterpreting rock songs mixing it with funk and gospel-oriented elements. They played an even bigger role in the music on the album,&#;Brother, Brother, Brother. Both albums yielded top 40 hits including "Love the One You're With" and "Pop That Thang". By the end of their Buddah tenure in , the brothers signed a distribution deal with&#;Epic Records&#;and made Ernie, Marvin and Chris official members. In , the Isleys released&#;3 + 3, which included the top 10 hit single, "That Lady" and a UK Top 10 cover of "Summer Breeze". Incorporating&#;hard rock&#;and&#;folk rock&#;as well as funk and&#;soulful&#;balladry, the album became their breakthrough hit, eventually selling over two million copies.

The following year's&#;Live It Up&#;reached gold. In , the brothers scored one of their most successful recordings to date with&#;The Heat Is On, which featured the hits "Fight the Power" and "For the Love of You", and became their first to reach number one on the Pop LPs chart, also selling over two million copies, going double-platinum. The brothers would have more hit albums including&#;Harvest for the World,&#;Go for Your Guns&#;and&#;Showdown, which either went gold or platinum and released several top 40 pop and R&B recordings and several popular album and radio cuts. By the release of 's&#;Winner Takes All, the brothers had incorporated&#;disco&#;and&#;quiet storm&#;music into their work. The brothers' final album under their six-member lineup, 's&#;Between the Sheets, sold over two million copies. By then, financial struggles, creative difficulties and other issues affected the group. Shortly after the success of&#;Between the Sheets, Ernie, Marvin and Chris left the Isley Brothers and formed&#;Isley-Jasper-Isley, later scoring the hit, "Caravan of Love".

Later career[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

In , the original Isleys trio of Kelly, Rudy and Ronnie signed with&#;Warner Bros. Records&#;and recorded and released the album,&#;Masterpiece. Shortly a year after its release, Kelly Isley would die of a heart attack while battling cancer in March [17][18]&#;The remaining duo of Ron and Rudy released the&#;Angela Winbush-produced albums,&#;Smooth Sailin'&#;in and&#;Spend the Night&#;in Shortly after the latter release, Rudy retired from the music industry and followed life in the&#;ministry. Ron put the group on a brief hiatus in recording solo material. In , Ron revived the group with Ernie Isley and brother Marvin returning to the fold, releasing the album,&#;Tracks of Life. Five years later, Ron Isley gained popularity as video villain Frank Biggs (or Mr. Biggs) in the music video for&#;R. Kelly's hit, "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)", which included the Isley Brothers as featured artists. The success of the song and its video helped the brothers' album,&#;Mission to Please&#;reach platinum status.

That same year, Marvin Isley's career ended after a bout with diabetes forced him to have both of his legs amputated. Ron and Ernie carried on as a duo from then on. In , the duo released their best-selling album in years with theEternal&#;album, which sold over two million copies and featured the top 20 hit single, "Contagious". Two years later, the brothers'&#;Body Kiss&#;album peaked at number-one on the&#;Billboard &#;album chart, becoming their second to reach the position and the first to do so since&#;The Heat Is On. Their next two albums released included 's&#;Baby Makin' Music&#;and the holiday album,&#;I'll Be Home for Christmas. In , the Isleys' career was interrupted by Ron Isley's three-year prison sentence for&#;tax evasion.[19]&#;After he was released in , younger brother Marvin Isley died after his longtime bout with diabetes that June in Chicago.[20][21]&#;During the group hiatus, Ernie toured as part of theExperience Hendrix&#;concert festival while Ron Isley released his first solo album,&#;Mr. I, in A year later, Ron and Ernie reunited and have since performed on the road.

In &#;The Isley Brothers&#;song&#;Footsteps in the Dark&#;was sampled by hip hop artist&#;Ice Cube&#;for the hit single&#;It Was A Good Day.[22]

Jasper Isley has released ten solo albums since the breakup of&#;Isley-Jasper-Isley, including&#;Inspired: By Love, By Life, By the Spirit&#;in January

Discography[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

Main article:&#;The Isley Brothers discography===Top singles[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta]===

Top 20 albums[edit source&#;|&#;editbeta][]

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The Brothers: Isley

studio album by The Isley Brothers

The Brothers: Isley is the seventh album released by The Isley Brothers on their own T-Neck label on October 18, [2] After years with other labels and fresh off the success of the It's Our Thing () album, which included the hit title track, "It's Your Thing", the Isley Brothers celebrated their newfound independence by releasing another new album that year with this LP. The album yielded the Billboard Top 40 pop hit, "I Turned You On"[3] and subsequent charters, "Was It Good to You?" and "Black Berries". It was also their second full venture into funk music, a genre they would dominate in the coming years. The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters ().[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley, except where noted.

1."I Turned You On"&#;
2."Vacuum Cleaner"&#;
3."I Got to Get Myself Together"Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, George Patterson
4."Was It Good to You?"&#;
5."The Blacker the Berrie"&#;
1."My Little Girl"
2."Get Down off of the Train"
3."Holding On"
4."Feels Like the World"

Personnel[edit]

The Isley Brothers
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External links[edit]

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"For the Love of You" (a volte intitolato "For the Love of You (Part 1 & 2)") è una canzone registrata dagli Isley Brothers, che pubblicarono la canzone come secondo singolo dal loro album del , The Heat Is On . Il disco mostrava i due lati dell'atto, con il primo singolo dell'album "Fight the Power" che rifletteva un'atmosfera funk frenetica mentre mostrava un lato di ballata su quest'ultimo. La canzone in seguito divenne un successo crossover per i fratelli.

Storia

Registrazione

Nel , la maggior parte del songwriting all'interno degli Isley Brothers era cambiata. Prima del loro arrivo nel , i membri originali Ron, Kelly e Rudy avevano scritto la maggior parte delle loro registrazioni dopo aver rianimato la loro etichetta T-Neck Records nel Dopo l'uscita di 3 + 3, la loro uscita del , la maggior parte delle composizioni dei fratelli sono stati ideati dai polistrumentisti Ernie Isley e Chris Jasper con il minimo aiuto compositivo del bassista Marvin Isley. Secondo gli ingegneri Malcolm Cecil e Robert Margouleff, il modo in cui la band conduceva gli affari era a regola d'arte rispetto al più rilassato Stevie Wonder, con il quale Cecil e Margouleff hanno lavorato su molti dei cosiddetti "album classici" di Wonder durante il periodo degli anni ' Cecil ha descritto il fratello maggiore della band, O'Kelly, come un supervisore e dirigeva sempre i suoi fratelli minori e Jasper. Il fratello minore e cantante di spicco Ron è stato descritto come timido mentre Ernie Isley è stato descritto come un genio. La registrazione della canzone ha avuto luogo presso lo studio Kendun Recorders di Burbank. La canzone era stata composta da Ernie Isley e Chris Jasper sulla base di una poesia scritta per la sorella di Jasper, Elaine, da suo marito e dal cognato di Jasper, Rudy Isley. Jasper ha scritto la musica mentre Ernie Isley ha composto i testi. Inizialmente, durante la prima ripresa della canzone, Cecil e Margouleff avevano cancellato accidentalmente la voce. Sebbene sconvolto dal fallimento iniziale della cancellazione di quella che sentiva fosse una perfetta ripresa della canzone, Ron Isley registrò di nuovo la sua ripresa e alla fine della canzone disse agli ingegneri che sarebbe tornato a casa.

Rilascio

"For the Love of You" è stato rilasciato nel settembre , dopo che il successo del suo predecessore, "Fight the Power", aveva iniziato a diminuire, portando a un calo delle classifiche. "For the Love" ha quasi ripetuto il successo del suo predecessore raggiungendo la posizione numero 22 della Billboard Hot , dando ai fratelli la rarità di avere due singoli nella top 40 di un album invece di uno ogni album, segnandolo come la prima volta che aveva è successo dall'album del , Brother, Brother, Brother, da cui sono emersi due singoli nella top 40 ("Work to Do" e "Pop That Thang"). La canzone ha raggiunto la posizione numero 10 nella classifica R&B di Billboard. Il successo della canzone ha contribuito al sequencing dell'album in cui le prime tre tracce più dure, funk e rock sono state collocate sul lato uno, mentre le ballate soul più melodiche e sensuali sono state posizionate sul lato due. Come risultato del successo di "For the Love of You", la radio R&B ha iniziato a trasmettere regolarmente le altre due ballate dell'album: la ballata di O'Kelly Isley "Sensuality" e la canzone del cigno di Ronald, "Make Me Say It Again, Ragazza". Da allora, tutte e tre le canzoni del secondo lato dell'album hanno continuato a essere riprodotte nelle playlist radiofoniche di Quiet Storm.

Versioni cover e campioni

Copertine

Nel , Whitney Houston ha riguardato la canzone nel suo secondo album in studio, Whitney. La canzone è il lato B del terzo singolo "So Emotional", pubblicato il 12 novembre La sua cover ha ottenuto una nomination come Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ai Grammy Awards del Nel , Regina Belle (con il gruppo vocale di sottofondo Perry Sisters) ha coperto la canzone in un medley con "The Love I Lost" di Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes per il suo album, Lazy Afternoon.

Campioni

"For the Love of You" è stato campionato da Masta Ace nella sua canzone intitolata "The INC Ride", Common nella sua canzone "Puppy Chow" dall'album del Can I Borrow a Dollar? e College Boyz nella canzone "Hollywood Paradox". 3 E Oeil ha campionato la canzone per la loro canzone
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The Isley Brothers

American musical group

The Isley Brothers () are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley in the s.[3][4][5][6][7] With a career spanning over eight decades, the group has enjoyed one of the "longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music".[1]

Together with a fourth brother, Vernon, the group performed gospel music until Vernon's death a few years after its formation. After moving to the New York City area in the late s, the group had their first successes during these early years, first coming to prominence in with their fourth single, "Shout", written by the three brothers. Initially a modest charted single, the song eventually sold over a million copies. In the s, the group recorded songs for a variety of labels, including the top 20 single "Twist and Shout" and the Motown single "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)", before recording and issuing the Grammy Award-winning hit "It's Your Thing" on their own label, T-Neck Records.

Influenced by gospel and doo-wop music, the group began experimenting with different musical styles incorporating elements of rock and funk as well as pop balladry. The inclusion of younger brothers Ernie Isley (lead guitar, drums) and Marvin Isley (bass guitar), and Rudolph's brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards, synthesizers), in turned the original vocal trio into a complete band and reached the height of their success. For the next full decade, they recorded a string of top-selling albums from 3&#;+&#;3 to Between the Sheets, including the number one album The Heat Is On.

The six-member band splintered in , with Ernie, Marvin, and Chris Jasper forming the short-lived spinoff group Isley-Jasper-Isley. The oldest member, O'Kelly, died in and Rudolph and Ronald released a pair of albums as a duo before Rudolph retired to a life in the Christian ministry in Ronald reconvened the group two years later in with Ernie and Marvin; five years later, in , Marvin Isley left the group due to complications of diabetes. The remaining duo of Ronald and Ernie achieved mainstream success with the albums Mission to Please (), Eternal () and Body Kiss (). Eternal spawned the top twenty hit "Contagious". As of [update], the Isley Brothers continue to perform under the lineup of Ronald and Ernie.

The Isley Brothers have sold over 18 million units in the United States alone.[8] They have had several hit songs including four Top 10 singles on the United States Billboard chart. With their first major hit charting in ("Shout"), and their last one in ("Contagious"), they are among the few groups ever to have hit the Billboard Hot with new music in five different decades. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40 and thirteen of those albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. The brothers have been honored by several musical institutions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted them in [9] Five years later, they were added to Hollywood's Rockwalk, and in they were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.[10] They received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in [11]

Career[edit]

Origins and initial recordings[edit]

The Isley Brothers originally came from Cincinnati, Ohio, and were raised in the city's Lincoln Heights suburb, settling in the satellite town of Blue Ash when they were teenagers. Their father, O'Kelly Isley, Sr., a former United States Navysailor and vaudeville performer from Durham, North Carolina, and their mother Sallye, from Georgia, guided the elder four Isley boys in their singing in church. The brothers began performing together in , patterning themselves after groups such as Billy Ward and His Dominoes and The Dixie Hummingbirds. Eventually, they landed a spot on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour, where they won the competition (their prize was a watch). With Vernon singing lead vocals, the quartet soon began touring all over the eastern US, performing in a variety of churches. When Vernon was thirteen, he was killed by a car that struck him as he was riding his bike in his neighborhood. Devastated, the remaining trio disbanded.

Eventually persuaded to regroup, with Ronnie assuming the lead vocal position, the brothers decided to record popular music and left Cincinnati for New York in with their parents' blessings. The group got in touch with Richard Barrett, who soon had them in contact with a variety of New York record producers. They eventually had their first recorded songs produced by George Goldner, including "Angels Cried" and "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" for the Teenage, Cindy, and Mark X imprints. The songs were only regional hits, however. By , the group had landed a recording deal with RCA Records. Later that year, the group recorded their first composition together, "Shout", mixing their brand of gospel vocals and doo-wop harmonies, a song derived from a Washington, D.C., club performance in which the brothers had covered Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops". The original version of the song peaked at number 47 on the Billboard Hot and never reached the R&B chart. Nevertheless, it sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA.[15] Follow-up recordings on RCA failed to chart and the brothers left the label in , and later signed with Scepter Records. In , the Isley Brothers scored their first top 40 hit with the Bert Berns song "Twist and Shout", which reached number 17 on the Hot and number 2 on the R&B chart, staying on the charts for 19 weeks. The song had been produced by Berns for the brothers to teach then-struggling producer Phil Spector how to produce a hit.[17][18]

Moving their entire operations to New Jersey,[19] the brothers continued to struggle with recordings, and formed T-Neck Records in During that period, Jimi Hendrix began playing lead guitar for the brothers' band. Bringing Hendrix with them to the studio, they recorded the song "Testify". Later, Hendrix contributed guitar to another Isleys single, "Move On Over and Let Me Dance", which was recorded for T-Neck and distributed by Atlantic Records. After both songs failed to chart and Hendrix left the Isleys for good in , the brothers signed with Motown Records. Early the following year, the group released their second Top 40 hit single, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)". While the Isley Brothers' recordings with Motown were more successful than their earlier works, they struggled to score a follow-up Top 40 hit with the label. They left Motown in

Major success[edit]

Resurrecting their T-Neck label that year, the brothers signed a distribution deal with Buddah Records and issued "It's Your Thing" in February The song, which featured the first appearance of Ernie Isley on bass, became their biggest success to date, reaching number 2 on the Hot and number 1 on the R&B chart. The song's parent album, It's Our Thing, reached number 22 on the Pop LP chart, and "It's Your Thing" became the group's second million-seller and won them a Grammy Award. The release of "It's Your Thing" brought record label conflicts between the Isleys and Motown, as Motown argued that the group had recorded the song while still under their Motown contract. A court decision found in the Isleys' favor.

In June , the brothers independently recorded their concert at Yankee Stadium which featured an array of artists. The live album Live at Yankee Stadium was released later that year. They also filmed the concert which was released as a documentary titled It's Your Thing in theaters in August [22]

By , the younger Isley brothers Ernie and Marvin and their brother-in-law Chris Jasper started to add to the band's music, first performing on the Isleys' Givin' It Back. The album featured reinterpretations of rock songs mixing them with funk and gospel elements. The new members played an even bigger role in the album, Brother, Brother, Brother. Both albums yielded Top 40 hits, including "Love the One You're With" and "Pop That Thang". By the end of their Buddah tenure in , the brothers had signed a distribution deal with Epic Records and made Ernie, Marvin, and Chris official members. In , the Isleys released 3 + 3, which included the Top 10 hit single "That Lady" and a UK Top 10 cover of "Summer Breeze". Incorporating hard rock and folk-rock as well as funk and soulful balladry, the album became their breakthrough hit, eventually selling over two million copies.

The following year, the album Live It Up reached gold. In , the brothers made one of their most successful recordings, The Heat Is On, which featured the hits "Fight the Power" and "For the Love of You", and became their first album to reach number 1 on the Pop LP chart, going double-platinum at two million copies sold. The brothers would have more hit albums, including Harvest for the World (), Go for Your Guns (), and Showdown (), all of which went gold or platinum, and yielded several Top 40 pop and R&B singles and popular radio cuts. By , with the release of Winner Takes All, the brothers had incorporated disco and quiet storm music into their work. The Isley Brothers' final album under their six-member lineup, Between the Sheets (), sold more than two million copies. By then, financial struggles, creative difficulties, and other issues affected the group. Shortly after the success of Between the Sheets, Ernie, Marvin, and Chris left the Isley Brothers and formed Isley-Jasper-Isley. They later recorded the hit "Caravan of Love".

Later years[edit]

In , the original Isleys trio of O'Kelly, Rudy, and Ronnie signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded and released the album Masterpiece. Shortly a year after its release, Kelly Isley died from a heart attack while battling cancer, in March [23][24] The remaining duo of Ron and Rudy released the Angela Winbush-produced albums, Smooth Sailin' in and Spend the Night in Shortly after the latter release, Rudy retired from the music industry and followed life in the ministry. Ron put the group on a brief hiatus in while he recorded solo material. In , Ron revived the group; Ernie Isley and brother Marvin returned to the fold. that year they released the album, Tracks of Life. Five years later, Ron Isley gained popularity as video villain Frank Biggs (or Mr. Biggs) in the music video for R. Kelly's hit "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)", which included the Isley Brothers as featured artists. The success of the song and its video helped the brothers' album Mission to Please reach platinum status.

That same year, Marvin Isley's career ended after a bout with diabetes forced him to have both of his legs amputated. Ron and Ernie have carried on as a duo from then on. In , the duo released their best-selling album in years with the Eternal album, which sold over two million copies and featured the top 20 hit single "Contagious", making the Isley Brothers the only act to reach the Hot (in fact, that chart's top 50) during the s, s, s, s, s, and s. Two years later, the brothers' Body Kiss album peaked at number-one on the Billboard album chart, becoming their second to reach the position and the first to do so since The Heat Is On. Their next two released albums included 's Baby Makin' Music and the holiday album I'll Be Home for Christmas. In , the Isleys' career was interrupted by Ron Isley's three-year prison sentence for tax evasion.[25] He was released in In June of that year, youngest brother Marvin Isley died in Chicago after his longtime bout with diabetes.[26][27] During the group's hiatus, Ernie toured as part of the Experience Hendrix concert festival, while Ron Isley released his first solo album, Mr. I, in A year later, Ron and Ernie reunited and have since performed on the road.

Ron and Ernie Isley in

In , The Isley Brothers song "Footsteps in the Dark" was sampled by hip-hop artist Ice Cube for the hit single "It Was a Good Day".[28]

In , The Isley Brothers song "Between the Sheets" was sampled by The Notorious B.I.G. for his hit single "Big Poppa." That same year, R&B singer Aaliyah included a cover version of "(At Your Best) You Are Love" on her debut album. "Luxurious," the fifth single from No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's multi-platinum solo debut Love. Angel. Music. Baby. also benefited from a prominent sample of "Between the Sheets."

After the break-up of Isley-Jasper-Isley in , Chris Jasper continued as a solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, forming his own independent record label, Gold City Records. He has since released 14 solo albums, including 4 gospel albums. He released the #1 R&B hit "Superbad" in , a song which emphasized the importance of education, a theme Jasper continues to emphasize in many of the songs he has written since his days with the Isleys. In January , Jasper released Inspired: By Love, By Life, By the Spirit, a compilation of love songs as well as socially conscious and spiritual tracks. In May , Jasper released The One, reminiscent of the soulful R&B and funk music he wrote for the Isleys. In , Jasper released Share With Me, which included a cover of the Billy Preston hit, "You Are So Beautiful" and a track called "America", a tribute to the nation and a call to come together. In April , Jasper pre-released a double-A single "The Love That You Give/It's a Miracle" from his 15th solo album Dance With You, scheduled for a July release.

Jasper, who earned a law degree in , has continued to write, record, and perform all the music on his solo albums and produce artists for his Gold City label, including Liz Hogue, Out Front, and Brothaz By Choice. The most recent addition to the Gold City label is Jasper's son, Michael Jasper, a songwriter, recording artist and screenplay writer, who earned his law degree in In , Chris Jasper wrote, produced and performed on "Make It Last" for Chaka Khan's CK album. In , in conjunction with Sony Music, Jasper released the Essential Chris Jasper which encompasses all of the tracks that Jasper sang lead on during his Isley-Jasper-Isley years and solo career at CBS/Sony Music. In , he received the German Record Critics Lifetime Achievement Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik"). In , Jasper was awarded the National R&B Society Lifetime Achievement Award.[29][30][31]

In , Ernie and Ronnie Isley collaborated with guitarist Carlos Santana and released Power of Peace, released on July 28 by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings.

In , Ron and Ernie Isley received the National R&B Music Society's[32] Lifetime Achievement Award and Proclamations[29] from the City of Atlantic City, while on stage in Atlantic City, NJ.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Isley Brothers were inducted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in [9] In , they were inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk, and in they were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.[10]

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Isley Brothers have won two Grammys, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[11] Two of their songs are inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[33]

Grammy Hall of Fame[edit]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Ronald Isley – lead vocals (–present), backing vocals (–)
  • Ernie Isley – guitars, bass, drums, percussion (–, –present)
Former members
  • Vernon Isley – lead vocals (–; his death)
  • Rudolph Isley – backing vocals (–, )
  • O'Kelly Isley Jr. – backing vocals (–; his death)
  • Marvin Isley – bass (–, –, –; died )
  • Chris Jasper – keyboards, backing vocals, conducted string arrangements, guitars, bass, percussion (, –)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Main article: The Isley Brothers discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ abAnkeny, Jason. "The Isley Brothers - Music Biography on Allmusic.com". Allmusic. Retrieved March 27,
  2. ^Porter, James. "Why haven't the Isley Brothers conquered the rock market?". Chicago Reader.
  3. ^Gulla, Bob (). Icons of R&B and Soul: An Encyclopedia of the Artists Who Revolutionized Rhythm. ABC-CLIO. ISBN&#;.
  4. ^Pareles, Jon. "POP REVIEW; Two Brothers Who Are Carrying On the Family Act". Nytimes.com. Retrieved July 17,
  5. ^Lipsitz, George (). Footsteps in the Dark. ISBN&#;.
  6. ^Moses Sumney. "Alex Isley Has Her Own Thing". L.A. Weekly.
  7. ^"A Playful Encounter With the Isley Brothers". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^"Gold & Platinum". RIAA.
  9. ^ ab"The Isley Brothers". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 27,
  10. ^ ab"The Isley Brothers". The Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
  11. ^ ab"Isley Brothers". Recording Academy Grammy Awards.
  12. ^Murrells, Joseph (). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd&#;ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p.&#; ISBN&#;.
  13. ^David Edwards and Mike Callahan, The Atlantic Records Story, February , Bsnpubs.com
  14. ^"Bert Berns: Songwriter, Producer and Label Chief". Bertberns.com.
  15. ^Wilner, Paul. "Isley Brothers: A Family Affair", The New York Times, March 13, Accessed September 18, "WHEN Sallye Isley moved her brood of children from Cincinnati to Englewood in the summer of , she was participating in a show-business phenomenon While their older brothers toured America, the younger Isley boys enrolled successively in Englewood Junior High and Dwight Morrow High School Right now, the brothers reside near enough to each other to keep in close touch. Ronald lives in Teaneck, Kelly Jr. in Alpine, Rudolph in Haworth and Ernie in Englewood."
  16. ^"Isley Bros. Show Lists Film Dates"(PDF). Billboard: August 15,
  17. ^Company, Johnson Publishing (April 21, ). O'Kelly Isley, 48, Of The Isley Bros. Dies In N.J. Retrieved February 11,
  18. ^Associated Press. "O'KELLY ISLEY", The New York Times, April 3, Accessed October 8, "He was 48 years old and lived in Alpine. Born Dec. 25, , Mr. Isley grew up in Cincinnati and began his musical career singing gospel with his brothers, who performed with their mother accompanying them on piano."
  19. ^"Singer Ronald Isley gets 3 years in prison". Today.com. September 12, Retrieved March 28,
  20. ^"Marvin Isley of Isley Bros. dies at 56". CNN. June 7, Retrieved June 7,
  21. ^"Isley Brothers bassist dies at 56". BBC News. June 8,
  22. ^Hyden, Steven (October 25, ). "Ice Cube, "It Was A Good Day"". The A.V. Club.
  23. ^ ab"Past Honorees". rnbmusicsociety1.
  24. ^"Classic Soul &#; The National R&B Music Society". rnbmusicsociety1.
  25. ^"Productions". rnbmusicsociety1.
  26. ^"Classic Soul &#; The National R&B Music Society". rnbmusicsociety1.
  27. ^"Grammy Hall of Fame". Recording Academy Grammy Awards.

External links[edit]

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