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Any other group with any element of their music. Jackson 5 is coming in close but Footsteps, Don't Say Goodnight, Between the Sheets! Perfect tempo, tensity, rhythms and use of time IMO. Appreciated.
 
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I was just listening to these dudes and wanted to actually make a post.. I'm glad I saw this.. How much of their career is covering other artists songs? I got their Essential Double disc, and songs like twist and shout are on it.. i doubt they did it first. theres another song, summer breeze.. they did a damn good job on it, but its a slow rock song.. just curious if u guys can help
 
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Originally Posted by greatone632

I was just listening to these dudes and wanted to actually make a post.. I'm glad I saw this.. How much of their career is covering other artists songs? I got their Essential Double disc, and songs like twist and shout are on it.. i doubt they did it first. theres another song, summer breeze.. they did a damn good job on it, but its a slow rock song.. just curious if u guys can help
I dont know about twist & shout but Seals & Crofts covered summer breeze first
 
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They wrote "Shout," which IMO is on par with or better than "Twist and Shout."
Listen to the compilation album "The Definitive Collection." Such great songs that I didn't realize were all Isley Brothers until I heard the album. Some that I love:

- Shout

- This Old Heart of Mine

- Contagious - the dialogue at the end is one of my favorites... "oh, it's about to be some #$%#. how did i get into this? should've never came home with this !++%%." ... "wait. how you know my name, son?" 

- Just Came Here to Chill - personal favorite

Ron has such a good pissed off pimp voice.
 
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I swear I was just trying to find a greatest hits cd from them.  Why don't we make a must have playlist?  
At your best

Summer Breeze

Who's that lady

Between the Sheets

Footsteps in the dark
 
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