Wednesday, 20 April 2011

ISLEY BROTHERS - IT'S OUR THING (T-NECK 1969) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




A very important album for the Isley Brothers, 1969's It's Our Thing found Ronald, O'Kelly and Rudolph Isley reviving their T-Neck label and marked the beginning of their association with Buddah (where they would remain until moving T-Neck to Epic/CBS in 1973). Creatively, this excellent LP put the siblings in the driver's seat -- they did all of the producing and songwriting themselves -- and they enjoyed the type of artistic freedom that they could only dream about when they were with Tamla/Motown from 1965-1968. At Tamla/Motown, Berry Gordy's team of producers and songwriters called the shots, but at T-Neck/Buddah, the Isleys' own vision was allowed to flourish. And that creative freedom made It's Our Thing a commercial triumph as well as an artistic one. The funky title track soared to number two on the R&B charts, and equally invigorating gems like "Give the Women What They Want" and "I Know Who You Been Socking It To" also went down in history as soul classics. Nor are tough, gritty album tracks like "He's Got Your Love" and "I Must Be Losing My Touch" anything to complain about. It's Our Thing made it clear that Tamla/Motown's loss was Buddah's gain.[allmusic]
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8 comments:

Tarkus said...

Wonderful!
Million thanks.

derwent said...

I love their Motown recordings - but have never been tempted by their 70's/80's recordings - but this one really interests me. I have never heard this album - and it is their first breakaway from Motown. Thanks!!

hooch said...

Many thanks!

DaveB. said...

Thanks. Love the Isley's!!

Peace and SOUL,
Dave...

vincent the soul chef said...

Outstanding... Never thought this one would see a proper reissue. Thanks a lot :)

Peace and blessings.

gregory said...

Χρόνια πολλά με υγεία. Καλή ανάσταση.

Georgie Hirezola said...

ευχαριστω παρα πολυ...καλο Πασχα!
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Happy Easter to everybody
Georgie++++

Anonymous said...

I have to have this! How can I order this in the US?