Isley Brothers: The Isleys Live (1996)

isleys live 1973

By Scott Goldfine

Out of circulation for 20 years, this reissue of “The Isleys Live” captures the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famers during their metamorphosis from soul singers to trailblazing funk-rockers. This disc, which includes the original 1973 performance and bonus live tracks from 1969, features originals (“It’s Your Thing” and covers (“Ohio/Machine Gun”).

It’s an uneven effort by a one-of-a-kind act.

GRADE: B

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