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The Isley Brothers: Go For Your Guns (Epic)

Review by Cliff White, NME, July 1977

"YOU GET some writers saying, 'Why don't you do something like you did before?' They think they really want it but at the same time ...

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The Isley Brothers' Marvin Isley (1991)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1991

Second generation Isley Marvin looks back at his elder brothers' success in the late '50s, and the way he and brother Ernie and cousin Chris Jasper re-invigorated the band in the early '70s.

File format: mp3; file size: 83.8mb, interview length: 1h 31' 30" sound quality: ***

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The 'Twist And Shout' Battle Hots Up! (And How The NME Helped)

Report by Alan Smith, NME, July 1963

THERE'S A long and fascinating story behind the big come-back success of 'Twist And Shout' (now with three versions in the best-sellers) — and it's ...

The Isley Brothers

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1970

The Isley Brothers, Ronnie, Rudolph and O'Kelly, have spent well over a decade at the top. Their success culminated in the formation of their own ...

The Isley Brothers: 3+3 (Epic)

Review by Bob Fisher, NME, February 1974

BLACK MUSIC is currently well entrenched in the process of mixing recent rock forms into the standard sound of soul, a process in which the ...

The Isley Brothers: Churnin' of Fraternal Funk

Retrospective by Cliff White, NME, August 1975

From mock gospel to hypnotic energy, via an engagement with Jimi Hendrix and a 16-year track record that few groups can emulate; CLIFF WHITE charts ...

Isley Brothers: Heat's Still On Isleys

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, October 1975

LOS ANGELES: The Isleys' latest album, The Heat Is On, recently hit number one in America, but for as long as there's been rock and ...

The Isley Brothers: Twist And Shout, Super Hits

Review by Cliff White, NME, February 1976

SOME RECORDINGS CRY out to be reissued. In fact they never should have been deleted in the first place. Others should never even have been ...

The Isley Brothers: Reflections Of Love And Life

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, June 1976

The Brothers Isley are really tuned in to life around them and this awareness is the prime source of inspiration in their music. Eavesdrop as ...

The Isley Brothers: Two Generations Of Innovation

Report and Interview by Joe McEwen, Phonograph Record, June 1976

A SHORT HOP across the George Washington Bridge, Teaneck, New Jersey is a crowded suburban community, dominated by upwardly mobile black families. In the past ...

Ernie Isley: Pride of the Isleys

Interview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, September 1977

"THE ALBUM, 3+3, featuring 'That Lady', was in '73, but since 1969, we've been more or less involved with the Isley Brothers. My father was ...

The Isley Brothers

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, October 1977

Go For Your Guns Amigo: Them thar Isleys are due back in town with a new album... ...

The Isley Brothers: Winner Takes All

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Melody Maker, June 1979

3 + 3 DON'T MIND they just keep on jamming. Strings and horns? Uh-uh. They just go up to Bearsville. Ernie puts down the drums ...

The Isley Brothers: Between the Sheets (Epic)

Review by Richard Cook, NME, July 1983

SOME SOUL groups have their own continuum. If a senior vocal unit like The Temptations has to suffer a producer's — and hence a popular ...

It Don't Mean A Thing...

Review and Interview by Andy Gill, MOJO, July 1996

...if it ain't got that swingbeat, say The Isley Brothers, who have updated their sound with producers R. Kelly and Keith Sweat. Andy Gill asks ...

The Isley Brothers Reissues

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, August 1997

Isley; Get Into Something; Givin' It Back; Brother, Brother, BrotherFour long-lost albums, each one worth £20 or more on vinyl. Originally on the Isleys' own ...

The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers (Epic) *****

Review by Tom Cox, Guardian, The, November 1999

THE MOST DEFINITIVE summation of The Isley Brothers' career so far begins not with a song but a real, live shriek. ...

The Isley Brothers: "We-e-e-e-e-e-elll!"

Retrospective and Interview by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, January 2000

Their cry was first heard in 1959. The Isley Brothers are about to enter their sixth decade of pop stardom. They inspired The Beatles, employed Hendrix, funked-up Neil Young and ...

The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing – The Story Of The Isley Brothers

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2000

A COLOSSAL, combustible funk-fest; enough for a throbbing theme-night in your very own living room. Furry kaftans and diamante-encrusted bomber jackets optional. Emerging from Lincoln ...

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