“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)

“Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)” by The Isley Brothers (1980)

Ronald Isley and his brothers (and brother-in-law Chris Jasper) have a lengthy list of bedroom bangers, but none of them bangs as hard as 1980’s “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)”, a song that spent a month as the #1 R&B record in the nation (and peaked in the lower reaches of the pop… Read More “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time For Love)” by The Isley Brothers (1980)