26 Aug 2015

Music of the Isley Brothers with Marty Duda

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 26 August 2015

The Isley Brothers are the only act to hit the Billboard Top 40 in six decades, from the 1950s to the 2000s. The trio, led by vocalist Ron Isley started out as a gritty soul act cranking out energetic records like Twist & Shout, Respectable and Nobody But Me in the late 1950s and early '60s. They signed to Motown in 1965 and scored with the Holland/Dozier/Holland classic 'This Old Heart Of Mine' a year later. But the group was overshadowed by label mates like The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Supremes so they moved on in 1969 and immediately hit it big with the very funky 'It's Your Thing'. Their greatest success came in the 1970s when they added three more family members, including guitarist Ernie Isley and has a string of hits including 'That Lady', 'Harvest For The World' and their inspired version of 'Summer Breeze'. Despite the sickness, death and incarceration, The Isley Brothers, led by Ronald Isley, aka Mr Biggs, continue on to this day.