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Thread started 10/05/07 9:35pm

LoDog

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Your Top 20 Isley Brothers songs of all time

This topic is dedicated to Ronald, Rudolph, Ernie, Marvin, Chris, and the late O'Kelly Jr. The funkiest family ever: The Isley Brothers. If you can, list 20 of your most memorable and favorite Isley's songs of all time. I'm a huge Isley fan and love this thread I created. Here's mine:

1. Between the Sheets
2. Fight the Power
3. Summer Breeze
4. That Lady
5. It's Your Thing
6. Harvest For The World
7. Caravan of Love (Isley-Jasper-Isley)
8. Voyage To Atlantis
9. Footsteps In The Dark
10. Here We Go Again
11. Contagious
12. Take Me To The Next Phase
13. Make Me Say It Again Girl
14. Don't Say Goodnight
15. Groove With You
16. Livin' In The Life
17. The Pride
18. Hope You Feel Better Love
19. I Turned You On
20. Choosey Lover
Peace and be wild!
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Reply #1 posted 10/05/07 9:47pm

Timmy84

Dude I got a top fifty list! lol It'll be hard to be just 20 but anyway here we go:

Footsteps in the Dark
Tell Me When You Need It Again
Brown-Eyed Girl
Sensuality
Make Me Say It Again
Groove With You
Freedom
Hello It's Me
Keep On Doin'
I Guess I'll Always Love You
This Old Heart of Mine Is Weak for You
That Lady
Lay-Away
Pop That Thang
Shout!
Twist & Shout
It's Your Thing
I Turned You On
Spill the Wine
Love the One You're With
Work to Do
What It Comes Down To
Summer Breeze
Live It Up
Fight the Power
For the Love of You
I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)
Livin' in the Life
Voyage to Atlantis
Here We Go Again
Between the Sheets
Ballad for the Fallen Soldier
Inside You
Don't Say Goodnight
I Wanna Be With You
It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)
Take Me to the Next Phase
Caravan of Love
At Your Best (You Are Love)
Harvest for the World
Spend the Night
Floatin' On Your Love
Tears
If Leaving Me Is Easy

...whew... ok I'm done. lol
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Reply #2 posted 10/05/07 10:05pm

LoDog

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Timmy84 is right. The Isleys have so many great songs in there collection that its hard to just list 20. So I'm going to do something I've never done before. History in the making. I'm going to list an additional 20 songs for this countdown. So here's my next 20:
21. For The Love Of You
22. Pop That Thing
23. Move Your Body
24. Live It Up
25. Work To Do
26. Shout
27. Tears
28. Spend The Night
29. Hello, It's Me
30. Smooth Sailing Tonight
31. Midnight Sky
32. Let Me Down Easy
33. Secret Lover
34. Let's Lay Together
35. Go All The Way
36. Twist and Shout
37. Who Loves You Better
38. Love The One You With
39. Coolin Me Out
40. Ain't I Been Good To You
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Reply #3 posted 10/07/07 10:05am

manki

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I'd add "This old heart of mine" to the list! biggrin
/peace Manki
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Reply #4 posted 10/07/07 10:10am

Najee

My all-time favorite act. So much, it will take me some time to come up with a top 20 list.
THE TRAFFIC JAMMERS, The Org's house band: VAINANDY -- lead singer; NAJEE -- bass; THE AUDIENCE -- guitar; PHUNKDADDY -- rhythm guitar; ALEX de PARIS -- keyboards; Da PRETTYMAN -- keyboards; FUNKENSTEIN -- drums. HOLD ON TO YOUR DRAWERS!
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Reply #5 posted 10/07/07 3:45pm

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Livin' In The Life/Go For Your Guns
Live It Up
Don't Let Up
Go All The Way
The Real Deal
Winnner Takes All
People Of Today
Hope You Feel Better Love
Rockin' With Fire
I Wanna Be With You
Climbin' Up The Ladder
Mind Over Matter
Who Said
Love Fever
Fight The Power
It's A Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)
Party Night
Pass It On
Showdown
Take Me To The Next Phase
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #6 posted 10/07/07 6:55pm

Najee

OK, this is the list of my all-time favorite jams from The Isley Brothers (I have the right to revise this list as deemed needed):

1.) "Harvest for the World"
2.) "Here We Go Again"
3.) "Fight the Power"
4.) "Between the Sheets"
5.) "Voyage to Atlantis"
6.) "That Lady"
7.) "Sensuality"
8.) "Coolin' Me Out"
9.) "The Pride"
10.) "For the Love of You"
11.) "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)"
12.) "Footsteps in the Dark"
13.) "You're beside Me"
14.) "Take Me to the Next Phase"
15.) "Let's Make Love Tonight"
16.) "Smooth Sailing Tonight"
17.) "Showdown"
18.) "Make Me Say It Again Girl"
19.) "Hope You Feel Better Love"
20.) "Brown-Eyed Girl"
THE TRAFFIC JAMMERS, The Org's house band: VAINANDY -- lead singer; NAJEE -- bass; THE AUDIENCE -- guitar; PHUNKDADDY -- rhythm guitar; ALEX de PARIS -- keyboards; Da PRETTYMAN -- keyboards; FUNKENSTEIN -- drums. HOLD ON TO YOUR DRAWERS!
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Reply #7 posted 10/07/07 9:02pm

Abdul

In No Order:

Who's That Lady
Inside You
Footsteps In The Dark
Groove With You
Fight The Power
Voyage To Atlantis
Let Me Know
Make Me Say It Again Girl
Live It Up
It's A Disco Night
Take Me To The Next Phase
Between The Sheets
For The Love Of You
Choosey Lover
Don't Say Goodnight
Who Said
Work To Do
Summer Breeze
It's You Thing
Midnight Sky
Pop That Thing
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Reply #8 posted 10/07/07 9:27pm

DawnD

razz To me, ain't nothing better than HERE WE GO AGAIN. lol
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Reply #9 posted 10/08/07 7:42am

FuNkeNsteiN

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LoDog said:

This topic is dedicated to Ronald, Rudolph, Ernie, Marvin, Chris, and the late O'Kelly Jr. The funkiest family ever: The Isley Brothers. If you can, list 20 of your most memorable and favorite Isley's songs of all time. I'm a huge Isley fan and love this thread I created. Here's mine:

1. Between the Sheets
2. Fight the Power
3. Summer Breeze
4. That Lady
5. It's Your Thing
6. Harvest For The World
7. Caravan of Love (Isley-Jasper-Isley)
8. Voyage To Atlantis
9. Footsteps In The Dark
10. Here We Go Again
11. Contagious
12. Take Me To The Next Phase
13. Make Me Say It Again Girl
14. Don't Say Goodnight
15. Groove With You
16. Livin' In The Life
17. The Pride
18. Hope You Feel Better Love
19. I Turned You On
20. Choosey Lover


Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink
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Reply #10 posted 10/08/07 8:58am

paligap

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It's hard to settle on just 20, but from my favorite Isley period, '69-'83:

Coolin Me Out
Brown Eyed Girl
Take Me To The Next Phase
Harvest Prelude/ Harvest For The World
Hope You Feel Better Love
Living For The Love Of You
Lover's Eve
Voyage To Atlantis
Make Me Say It Again Girl
Groove With You
Who Loves You Better
Don't Hold Back Your Love
Living In The Life
Here We Go Again
Work to Do
Footsteps In The Dark
Highways Of My Life
Sensuality
Let's Fall In Love
Let's Make Love Tonight









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[Edited 10/8/07 9:34am]
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Reply #11 posted 10/08/07 9:01am

paligap

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FuNkeNsteiN said:



Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink


He is their cousin, though....still family....



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Reply #12 posted 10/08/07 1:00pm

FuNkeNsteiN

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paligap said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:



Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink


He is their cousin, though....still family....



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Yea well, sorta razz
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Reply #13 posted 10/08/07 1:01pm

LoDog

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FuNkeNsteiN said:[

Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink[/quote]
I know that man! I included him because he was part of the band. I'm not a dufus. Stop being so technical! I know the man's last name. Evidently you taking this too seriously. Just list the damn songs!
Peace and be wild!
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Reply #14 posted 10/08/07 1:05pm

FuNkeNsteiN

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LoDog said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:[

Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink

I know that man! I included him because he was part of the band. I'm not a dufus. Stop being so technical! I know the man's last name. Evidently you taking this too seriously. Just list the damn songs![/quote]
lol

Ok ok, bro.

hmmm

I dig, 'It Your Thing' and then pretty much everything on 'Brother, Brother, Brother', 'The Heat Is On', '3+3', 'Harvest For The World' and 'Live It Up'.
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Reply #15 posted 10/08/07 1:30pm

Timmy84

paligap said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:



Chris is not an Isley, he's a Jasper! lol
wink


He is their cousin, though....still family....



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No he isn't, that's Elaine Jasper's brother. Rudolph Isley married Elaine sometime in the mid-'60s so that's how Chris got to know the Isley Brothers. Technically he is a real Isley "Brother". lol
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Reply #16 posted 10/08/07 4:04pm

paligap

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Timmy84 said:

paligap said:



He is their cousin, though....still family....



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No he isn't, that's Elaine Jasper's brother. Rudolph Isley married Elaine sometime in the mid-'60s so that's how Chris got to know the Isley Brothers. Technically he is a real Isley "Brother". lol


lol Oh, Ok, my bad --Brother in law is Kool!



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