“Fight The Power” by The Isley Brothers (1975)

Most of my early memories of The Isley Brothers center around their slow jams. And truthfully, slow jams are what Ronald Isley’s voice is most suited for. “For The Love Of You”? “Voyage To Atlantis”? “Don’t Say Goodnight”? All big “yes”ses in my personal library. “Fight The Power” finds The Isleys in unusually aggressive funk/rock… Read More “Fight The Power” by The Isley Brothers (1975)

“Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)

I remember “Black Box”‘s appearance on Soul Train in summer 1990. I watched Don Cornelius interview Black Box’s “singer”, Katrin Quinol, and wondered how someone who couldn’t speak a lick of English could sing it so effortlessly. Turns out Katrin Quinol didn’t sing a damn syllable of “Everybody Everybody”, and had I been more musically… Read More “Everybody Everybody” by Black Bo…uh, Martha Wash (1990)