3 + 3Released: 1973The Isley Brothers

LINER NOTES: The Isley Brothers, 3 + 3 (1973)

By: Vernon Gibbs

Until 3&3, the career of the Isley Brothers had been marked by a strange pattern; after a tremendous hit record, the group would seemingly disappear for years at a time only to bounce back with another tremendous hit. The problem was that when the group struck, they usually struck so big that they had a hard time following up their own act. “Twist and Shout,” 1962, “This Old Heart of Mine,” 1966, and “It’s Your Thing,” 1969, are three good examples.

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