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The Isley Brothers: 3 + 3 (T-Neck/Epic)

Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1973

YEP, HERE'S one folks. A "classic" is claimed by some publicist somewhere everytime a disc is a hit. But 'That Lady' is the genuine article, a quite stupendous fusion of everything the Isleys have been into over the years, a lead vocal less uninhibited than some discs but with grits galore, a latin feel, and that guitar. Hell, it's Hendrix's ghost! Ernie Isley must have sat at the master's feet and learnt those licks when Jimi was an Isley back up boy. It's gonna be boogied to in twenty years' time so why not give in now and admit how good 'That Lady' is.

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