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The Brothers: Isley

The Brothers: Isley is the seventh album released by The Isley Brothers on their own T-Neck label on October 18, 1969.[2] After years with other labels and fresh off the success of the It's Our Thing (1969) 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 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983).[4]

The Brothers: Isley
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 1969
RecordedA&R Studios (New York City)
GenreFunk/soul
Length30:36
LabelT-Neck/Buddah Records
ProducerThe Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
It's Our Thing
(1969)
The Brothers: Isley
(1969)
Live at Yankee Stadium
(1969)
Singles from
The Brothers: Isley
  1. "I Turned You On"
    Released: May 26, 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Track listingEdit

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

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Turned You On" 2:34
2."Vacuum Cleaner" 2:50
3."I Got to Get Myself Together"Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, George Patterson3:31
4."Was It Good to You?" 2:40
5."The Blacker the Berrie" 5:50
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."My Little Girl"3:38
2."Get Down off of the Train"3:11
3."Holding On"2:32
4."Feels Like the World"3:21

PersonnelEdit

The Isley Brothers
with
Technical
  • Tony May – engineer

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit