Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing (T-Neck Records)

A founding member of legendary family music group The Isley Brothers, Ron Isley is the instantly recognizable lead singer on the major part of an impressive repertoire which they started back at the end of the 50’s.
Brought to music via Doo-Wop, The Isley Brothers would become one of the most prolific bands in the history of Soul and Funk, delivering a unique style both vocally, lyrically and musically speaking, eventually integrating fragments of Rock on their typical guitar play.
Taken from the ‘It’s Our Thing’ album (one of the 3 of the likes they would release back in 1969), this song is a message which the brothers addressed to CEO Berry Gordy soon after they left Motown Records. It has been covered or sampled more that 50 times since, from Ann Pebbles to James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Salt’N Pepa, Kanye West and more…

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