It's Our Thing

It's Our Thing is the sixth album released by The Isley Brothers on their own T-Neck Records imprint on April 26, 1969. Fully emancipated from three and a half years in Motown Records and encouraged by their international success in England, the Isleys composed this album in the style of Sly & the Family Stone/James Brown funk that was dominating the music industry at the time but with their own flair as explained in their smash "It's Your Thing". Other hits off the album though it didn't chart included "I Know Who You Been Socking It To" and "Give the Women What They Want". This album was also the Isleys' first Top 40 record reaching #22 on the pop albums chart. Curiously, despite its importance in the career of the seminal group, this album was not released in CD format until 2008. The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set "The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983".

It's Our Thing
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 26, 1969
Recorded
GenreSoul, Funk
Length26:37
LabelT-Neck, Buddah
ProducerThe Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Doin' Their Thing: Best of the Isley Brothers
(1969)
It's Our Thing
(1969)
The Brothers: Isley
(1969)
Singles from
It's Our Thing
  1. "It's Your Thing"
    Released: February 16, 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork7.7/10 [2]

Track listingEdit

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

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."I Know Who You Been Socking It To"2:42
2."Somebody Been Messin'"2:36
3."Save Me"3:30
4."I Must Be Losing My Touch"2:00
5."Feel Like the World"3:25
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."It's Your Thing"2:47
7."Give the Women What They Want"2:17
8."Love Is What You Make It"2:37
9."Don't Give It Away"2:43
10."He's Got Your Love"2:00

PersonnelEdit

The Isley Brothers
with
Technical
  • Tony May – recording and mix engineer
  • Acy R. Lehman – art direction
  • James Kriegsmann Jr. – cover photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "The Isley Brothers - It's Our Thing (1969) album review, credits & releases | AllMusic". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (September 11, 2015). "The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 23, 2015.

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