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Isley Brothers Greatest Hits 1 [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

The Isley BrothersAudio CD
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listen  6. It's a New Thing (It's Your Thing) (Album Version) 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (March 26, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000063CND
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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For more than 40 years, the Isley Brothers have preached the sexy, salty gospel of R&B. With stinging rock & roll guitars (supplied by Ernie) and satiny, seductive vocals (courtesy of Ronald), this family from Teaneck, New Jersey, has been responsible for some of the most popular and groundbreaking hits in rhythm & blues. Their songs are not only classic jams, but, as this collection proves, hotter than most current radio fare. The funk is brought on the throbbing "That Lady" and the fiery "Fight the Power." The love is made on lilting ballads "For the Love of You" and the heavily sampled "Footsteps in the Dark"; the party starts on the finger-popping "It's Your Thing." All of it makes this album a must for lovers of soul. --Amy Linden

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of funk & soul April 8, 2003
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The Isley Brothers have been recording great music since the 1950s, and this collection only covers their hits of the early and mid 1970s. Given that caveat, it is still an amazing greatest hits collection. Most listeners will probably recognize "It's Your Thing," "Fight the Power," and "That Lady" (the last was used in a recent shampoo commercial). However, the collection also includes two songs that weren't big hits, but that have been sampled in recent rap/hip-hop songs. "Footsteps in the Dark" has graced many songs, most notably Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day," and it has such a distinctive sound. Likewise, "Between the Sheets" has an irrestible groove that has been sampled many times. Hearing the originals is terrific and testifies to the long-lasting influence of the Isley Brothers. This set is highly recommended, but check out some of their other incredible CDs also!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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The Isley Brothers' 1999, triple-disc box set, It's Your Thing: The Story Of The Isley Brothers, was a definitive overview of The Isleys but, it was incomplete. The Ultimate Isleys was, by far, the most complete, single disc collection. Now, their Greatest Hits is finally remastered, with 5 bonus tracks. This was originally released in 1984. It's definitely for the casual Isleys fan. The collection has some of their biggest hits like the funky "That Lady", "Groove With You", "Footsteps In The Dark", and the smooth, "Between The Sheets". The collection has a great mix of the group's biggest hits from the 70's and 80's. It's missing some of their solid hits, though. "Voyage to Atlantis", "Hello It's Me", "Summer Breeze", "Make Me Say It Again Girl", and "At Your Best (You Are Love), is not here and that is a big disappointment to me. It's still a great Isleys compilation. I think the box set, It's Your Thing: The Story Of The Isley Brothers or the single-disc anthology, The Ultimate Isley Brothers would be better collections. Greatest Hits Vol.1, is strictly suited for casual Isley listeners.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Band of All Time? June 2, 2004
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Ok, people may say that about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and even the Bee Gees at one point, but for me, these smooth and funky brothers: Rudolph, O'Kelly, Ronald, Marvin, Ernie & Chris Jasper...
Now THEY can surely be argued as THE Greatest Rock & Roll/Soul/Funk Band/Group of all time. And it's not just for the fact that they've been here for more than 40 years. Maybe it has to do with them breaking down doors for other acts and becoming some rap artist's sample for a hit song. Also, for those who think the Beatles are the greatest may didn't know that these guys actually INSPIRED them to become hit makers. While the Isley version of "Twist & Shout" in 1962 became one of the biggest R&B hits of the '60s, the Beatles' rendition of the Isley's version took the group to #1 on the charts when they broke through in 1963.
Maybe it's because they bridged between the Beatles in the '60s and Biggie in the '90s that proves that they are GREAT! Maybe that's it! See, unlike many groups that came before and after them, they've been getting the most treatment besides James Brown getting their songs become big hits again thanks to hip-hop acts. Even Public Enemy took a cue from the guys from Teaneck, New Jersey when they took their battle cry: "We got to fight the powers that can be" to make their song from the Do the Right Thing soundtrack their seminal record, ironically titled "Fight the Power". The original version, recorded in 1975, is as funky today as it was all those years ago.
"It's Your Thing" was a REVOLUTION within itself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Funk From The Isleys March 23, 2005
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"Greatest Hits 1" is quintessential 1970s funk and soul - even if you're not an Isley Brothers fan. You can't miss with classic tracks such as "That Lady" (the unedited version), "It's Your Thing," "Between the Sheets," "For the Love of You" and "Fight the Power." Great music never goes out of fashion.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look no Further. Get that Credit Card. March 27, 2005
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I previewed most (if not all) of the Isley Brothers greatest hits CDs, and this is THE one. Don't take my word for it. Listen to the previews. If you want an Isley Brothers CD, look no further. Get the credit card out, and get it today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soul Here! March 17, 2003
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this was the First Isley Brothers Greatest Hits that I Bought in it's Original Version&I had to get others because there Music Just Sounds So Rich over time.Hard to Believe they have been for as long as they have.Self-Contained Family Act&So Much Talent."Groove with You","Fight The Power","That lady",etc.. Cuts like this Place these Brothers up there with any Important Act over the last 50 Years to me.what a Great Catelog?you always know there Songs as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priced Right w/ All the Classic Isley T-Neck Jams... October 1, 2002
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This revs up with "That Lady", grooves with four seriously seductive slo jams--"Groove With You", "For the Love Of You", "Footsteps in the Dark", and the masterful "Between the Sheets"--goes back into the ultro funky "It's Your Thing" and "Fight the Power", and is still kickin' A-- as it goes into the bonus tracks which includes the Isley/Jasper/Isley track "Caravan of Love".
For serious ol' skool music lovers, this is definitely worth your $$$.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love this group
the hits
Published 2 days ago by L. Maynor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So good can't take it off repeat.
Published 4 days ago by Anthony Fernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Isleys are Great
I listen to this album and it reminds me of my college days and the fun and good times I had dancing and listening to the guys from Teaneck, NJ.
Published 1 month ago by Mike Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Isley bros greatest hit 1
Great. All the good tunes. Play it over and over and over again. Just like livin in the 70's. Thanks
Published 2 months ago by kat
4.0 out of 5 stars Isley Brothers Hits
This cd was excellent in that it included most of the hits that made the group famous. This is a "must have" for Isley Brothers fans.
Published 5 months ago by walter green
3.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTED
I GOT THIS FOR MY HUSBAND...HE SAID IT REALLY DIDN'T HAVE THE HITS HE WAS EXPECTING,ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS VOLUME ONE.
Published 7 months ago by WENDY WOLFE
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have
I didn't put 5 stars because I don't think any album is flawless but this is damn close classic Isley bros enough said worth the money
Published 9 months ago by perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't beat the Oldies!
If you're an oldies fan or just a avid Isley Bros. fan, this will not be a disappointment to you!
Published 11 months ago by Iris M. Allison
4.0 out of 5 stars Isley Brothers are legendary
The Isley Brothers hits show that they were a great concert act in their heyday. I saw them live at the Forum in 1976 and they were fantastic.
Published 11 months ago by Daniel W. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldies and Still Goodies
I play this CD nightly and my neighbor had to go and buy one, now the neighbor on the other side wants one as if our sound isn't enough
Published 13 months ago by Angelita
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