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Message  JP Cough le Mar 1 Avr - 16:17

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Originally raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the original group consisted of the four elder sons of O'Kelly Isley, Sr. and Sally Mae Isley: Kelly, Rudy, Ronnie and Vernon Isley originally singing nothing but gospel music starting in 1954. The group disbanded in 1955 shortly after a road accident claimed the life of Vernon Isley and reformed in 1957 with Kelly, Rudy and Ronnie, who recorded with small labels singing doo-wop and rock 'n' roll. After modest success with singles such as "Shout!", "Twist and Shout" (famously covered by The Beatles) and the Motown single, "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)", and a brief tenure with Jimi Hendrix as a background guitar player, the group settled on a brand of gritty soul and funk defined by the Grammy-winning smash "It's Your Thing", in 1969. After reforming the group as a six-member lineup in 1973 featuring younger brothers Ernie and Marvin and brother-in-law Chris Jasper, they became known to fans as 3 + 3 and charted gold and platinum success with albums such as 3 + 3, The Heat Is On, Go For Your Guns and Between the Sheets, while charting a succession of hit singles such as "That Lady", "Fight the Power", "For the Love of You", "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love)" and "Between the Sheets", between 1973 and 1983. After the younger brothers splintered from the group in 1984, the remaining trio continued recording until Kelly's death from a cancer-related heart attack in 1986. Rudy left the group for a career in the ministry in 1989 disbanding the group once again with Ron releasing solo records, sometimes performing under the Isley Brothers name. In 1991, Ron reformed the group with Ernie and Marvin returning to the lineup. Since 1997, after diabetes forced Marvin into retirement, the lineup has been Ron and Ernie, now on hiatus due to Ron's current prison sentence after a tax evasion conviction in 2006. Much like The JB's, 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 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg among others.

Bon le groupe a fait un peu de tous les styles, j'ai mis ça dans funk mais ça irait tout aussi bien dans soul, sachant que je suis loin d'avoir checké tous les albums. Les Isley Brothers sont surtout connus grâce à Ron Isley, le mec à la voix de fausset et à la tronche qu'on dirait qu'on lui a posé un film plastique dessus.
Dans leur discographie, j'ai écouté seulement :

3+3 (1973)
The Heat Is On (1975)
Go For Your Guns (1977)
Between The Sheets (1983)

Tous sont de bons albums de soul/funk, mais j'ai quand même une préférence pour Go For Your Guns et Between The Sheets, qui contiennent pas mal d'originaux de tubes rap : Big Poppa, It Was A Good Day, Bury Me A G, Hip Hop Hooray, Crossroads, Funkdafied, A Week Ago de Jigga et $hort, Mozi Wozi de Mack10 etc...
Bref à la croisée des chemins entre funk big band à la P-Funk/JB, quiet storm à la Smokey Robinson, et apparitions de musique électronique sur le dernier, ce groupe c'est une tuerie. Ron Isley fait pas mal de feats avec des MCs comme Nas (Project Window) le Wu (Back In the Game) Warren G (Smokin Me Out) UGK (One day) etc... et a aussi sorti un solo récemment, j sais pas ce que ça donne
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Re: Isley Brothers

Message  Marvin Straight le Dim 6 Avr - 15:47

Classic groupe. Trop de classic songs et basiquement j'écoute que ça d'eux les grands single.
T'as penser quoi de la seclection du best of du blog?
Rien de bien extraordianaire c'est surtout par peur d'en avoir oublié.
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