History Music / TheIsleyBrothers

11th Feb '16 3:21:18 PM MarkLungo
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Occasionally performing in churches throughout their childhood, the three eldest brothers O'Kelly, Rudy, Ron, were taught how to perform in front of crowds by their parents, who were also musicians, along with their younger siblings. A few years after the death of younger brother Vernon from a road accident, O'Kelly, Rudy and Ron were convinced by their parents to form a new singing group together. After forming the group in 1957, the brothers immediately moved to New York and began recording in the doo-wop music genre. In 1959,, RCA Records signed the group after catching them in concert where they had opened for R&B star Jackie Wilson. Their second release from the label, Shout, became the group's first charted single, reaching No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, though it failed to enter the R&B chart. The single, written by the three brothers, was a modest single when the group released it, but the song gained a mainstream following after cover versions by singers such as Lulu and Joey Dee and the Starlighters helped the song eventually sell over a million copies. Motivated by its success, RCA later re-released the group's original version in 1961 but the song only peaked at No. 92. A follow-up success to Shout! never came and the group was released from their contract.

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Occasionally performing in churches throughout their childhood, the three eldest brothers O'Kelly, Rudy, Ron, were taught how to perform in front of crowds by their parents, who were also musicians, along with their younger siblings. A few years after the death of younger brother Vernon from a road accident, O'Kelly, Rudy and Ron were convinced by their parents to form a new singing group together. After forming the group in 1957, the brothers immediately moved to New York and began recording in the doo-wop music genre. In 1959,, RCA Records 1959, Creator/RCARecords signed the group after catching them in concert where they had opened for R&B star Jackie Wilson. Their second release from the label, Shout, became the group's first charted single, reaching No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, though it failed to enter the R&B chart. The single, written by the three brothers, was a modest single when the group released it, but the song gained a mainstream following after cover versions by singers such as Lulu and Joey Dee and the Starlighters helped the song eventually sell over a million copies. Motivated by its success, RCA later re-released the group's original version in 1961 but the song only peaked at No. 92. A follow-up success to Shout! never came and the group was released from their contract.
24th Apr '15 1:45:31 AM bt8257
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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[Music/TupacShakur, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/{{Outkast}}, UGK, J Dilla, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony, Music/IceCube and Music/SnoopDogg, among others.

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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[Music/TupacShakur, Music/TupacShakur, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/{{Outkast}}, UGK, J Dilla, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony, Music/IceCube and Music/SnoopDogg, among others.
24th Apr '15 1:44:15 AM bt8257
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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, UGK, J Dilla, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube and Snoop Dogg, among others.

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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, [[Music/TupacShakur, Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/{{Outkast}}, UGK, J Dilla, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube Music/IceCube and Snoop Dogg, Music/SnoopDogg, among others.




* CoolOldGuy: Ronald, probably best known to younger listeners as "Mr. Biggs" from his frequent collaborations with R. Kelly.

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\n* CoolOldGuy: Ronald, probably best known to younger listeners as "Mr. Biggs" from his frequent collaborations with R. Kelly.Music/RKelly.
2nd Dec '14 12:31:59 PM nombretomado
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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, UGK, J Dilla, BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube and Snoop Dogg, among others.

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Much like The JB's, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, UGK, J Dilla, BoneThugsNHarmony, Music/BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube and Snoop Dogg, among others.
4th Aug '14 10:15:15 AM SonofaGun:Superhero#1
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* ProtestSong: "Fight the Power" and "Harvest for the World"
28th Jun '14 11:36:57 AM MarkLungo
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Signing with Wand Records in 1962, the group scored their first top-40 single, Twist & Shout, which was originally recorded in a calypso production by the Top Notes. The Isleys' version, which had a more rock flavor, influenced many groups, including The Beatles, who would record the single the following year and finding huge success before the group moved on to record their own compositions. After several more releases, the group left Wand Records in 1964 and formed T-Neck Records after moving to New Jersey. Finding only local success with the single Testify, recorded with a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar, the group temporarily folded T-Neck and signed with Motown's Tamla imprint in 1965. The following year's This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) gave the group their biggest success up to that point on the American Billboard chart, reaching No. 12 on the Hot 100 and No. 6 in R&B. Much like their earlier tenures in other labels, the Isleys couldn't come up with a follow-up and after complaining of being given "leftover tracks" from the label's staff songwriters such as Smokey Robinson and Holland-Dozier-Holland, they asked to be let go from their contract in 1968.

Upon separating from Motown, the group discovered that they had a huge following in England where three of their Motown singles had reached the top 40 (among them This Old Heart, Put Yourself in My Place and Behind a Painted Smile). Touring in the UK that year, they returned to the U.S. with a new image and sound. Signing a new distribution deal with Buddah Records, the group recorded the gritty soul single, It's Your Thing, a noted departure from their earlier recordings and showcasing a more independent sound in addition to featuring younger brother Ernie on lead guitar. It was released under the group's revived T-Neck label and eventually rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their biggest charted success, selling over a million copies and winning the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The success of It's Your Thing reportedly irked Motown CEO Berry Gordy, who had agreed to let the band leave Motown in 1968; Gordy began making accusations that It's Your Thing was recorded while they were still in Motown, which the group denied. After several years, Gordy settled with the group out of court. The group released a succession of seven albums for Buddah including The Brothers: Isley, Givin' It Back and Brother, Brother, Brother. After the release of a live album, the group left Buddah in 1973 after being offered a long-term distribution deal with Epic by Clive Davis, then president of CBS Records.

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Signing with Wand Records in 1962, the group scored their first top-40 single, Twist & Shout, which was originally recorded in a calypso production by the Top Notes. The Isleys' version, which had a more rock flavor, influenced many groups, including The Beatles, who would record the single the following year and finding huge success before the group moved on to record their own compositions. After several more releases, the group left Wand Records in 1964 and formed T-Neck Records after moving to New Jersey. Finding only local success with the single Testify, recorded with a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar, the group temporarily folded T-Neck and signed with Motown's Creator/{{Motown}}'s Tamla imprint in 1965. The following year's This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) gave the group their biggest success up to that point on the American Billboard chart, reaching No. 12 on the Hot 100 and No. 6 in R&B. Much like their earlier tenures in other labels, the Isleys couldn't come up with a follow-up and after complaining of being given "leftover tracks" from the label's staff songwriters such as Smokey Robinson and Holland-Dozier-Holland, they asked to be let go from their contract in 1968.

Upon separating from Motown, the group discovered that they had a huge following in England where three of their Motown singles had reached the top 40 (among them This Old Heart, Put Yourself in My Place and Behind a Painted Smile). Touring in the UK that year, they returned to the U.S. with a new image and sound. Signing a new distribution deal with Buddah Records, the group recorded the gritty soul single, It's Your Thing, a noted departure from their earlier recordings and showcasing a more independent sound in addition to featuring younger brother Ernie on lead guitar. It was released under the group's revived T-Neck label and eventually rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their biggest charted success, selling over a million copies and winning the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The success of It's Your Thing reportedly irked Motown CEO Berry Gordy, who had agreed to let the band leave Motown in 1968; Gordy began making accusations that It's Your Thing was recorded while they were still in Motown, which the group denied. After several years, Gordy settled with the group out of court. The group released a succession of seven albums for Buddah including The Brothers: Isley, Givin' It Back and Brother, Brother, Brother. After the release of a live album, the group left Buddah in 1973 after being offered a long-term distribution deal with Epic Creator/EpicRecords by Clive Davis, then president of CBS Records.
29th Mar '13 8:36:20 PM JIKTV
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Much like The JB's, ParliamentFunkadelic, [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, UGK, J Dilla, BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube and Snoop Dogg, among others.

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Much like The JB's, ParliamentFunkadelic, [[Music/GeorgeClinton Parliament-Funkadelic]], [=DeBarge=] and Zapp, the Isleys are among one of the most-sampled groups in hip-hop history with their recordings sampled by the likes of [[TupacShakur 2Pac]], TheNotoriousBIG, Outkast, UGK, J Dilla, BoneThugsNHarmony, IceCube and Snoop Dogg, among others.
20th Mar '13 5:33:01 PM thevisualboy37
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* EpicRiff: Ernie was very prone to this. And we love him for it..
19th Jan '13 10:24:16 AM MarkLungo
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[[caption-width:500:3+3 Lineup]] The Isley Brothers are an American R&B, soul, Rock & Roll and funk band. They are one of the few groups to have long-running success on the Billboard charts placing a charted single in every decade since 1959 and as of 2006 were still charting successful albums performing under a repertoire of doo-wop, R&B, rock 'n' roll, soul, funk, disco, Psychedelic Rock, urban adult contemporary, Funk Rock, and hip-hop soul. The group has had a variation of lineups, ranging from a quartet to a trio to a sextet (The 3+3 era being the most popular) to finally a duo.

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The Isley Brothers are an American R&B, soul, Rock & Roll and funk band. They are one of the few groups to have long-running success on the Billboard charts charts, placing a charted single in every decade since 1959 and as 1959. As of 2006 2006, they were still charting successful albums performing under a repertoire of doo-wop, R&B, rock 'n' roll, soul, funk, disco, Psychedelic Rock, PsychedelicRock, urban adult contemporary, Funk Rock, and hip-hop soul. The group has had a variation of lineups, ranging from a quartet to a trio to a sextet (The 3+3 era being the most popular) to finally a duo.
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