Monday, October 23, 2017

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

The Isley Brothers, initially a Gospel/Doo-Wop threesome formed by O’Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald, got to be joined later on by the younger brothers Isley, Ernie and Marvin, along with Chris Jasper.
Integrating elements of Rock and Funk in their repertoire, they would turn themselves among one of the funkiest outfits one can think of, reaching their peak from the mid-70’s with an instantly identifiable sound an a cohort of infectious jams.
Ernie started playing drums at 12. His first live gig as a member of his brothers’ band was as a drummer in 1966 at the age of 14. He would get his first guitar back in 1968. A self-taught musician. he did his first professional recording that same year, playing bass on the Isleys‘ memorable ‘It’s Your Thing’, released in 1969, before fully joining the band 5 years after, becoming a multi-instrumentalist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums and percussion.

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