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The Isley Brothers: 3 + 3 = Super Success

Vernon Gibbs, Essence, May 1975

UNTIL 3+3, the career of the Isley Brothers had been marked by a strange pattern; after a tremendous hit record, the group would seemingly disappear for years at a time only to bounce back with another tremendous hit. The problem was that when the group struck, they usually struck so big that they had a hard time following up their own act. 'Twist and Shout', 1962, 'This Old Heart of Mine', 1966, and 'It's Your Thing', 1969, are three good examples.

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