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The Isley Brothers: The RCA-Victor And T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, September 2015

MORPHING FROM their roots in gospel and doo-wop through funk, rock and then, finally, into slow-jam R&B, the Isley Brothers remain one of the most fascinating groups of all time. Yet, somehow, they're also perennially unappreciated – underrated, almost; certainly, taken for granted in a way that James Brown or P-Funk are not. 

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