by The Isley BrothersThe Isley Brothers




Throughout their illustrious six-decade spanning career, the Isley Brothers have endured several lineup changes, but what has remained constant is the group's finely tuned sense of what R&B audiences want to hear. Their 1969 hit "It's Your Thing" set the pace for a string of classics that would later influence both R&B and hip-hop artists. The Isleys' latest disc, Eternal, finds Ernie Isley's trademark piercing guitar and Ronald Isley's flamboyant vocals sounding as vibrant as ever. On the seething first single, "Contagious," produced by R. Kelly and featuring vocals by Chanté Moore, Ronald reprises the role of his alter ego, Mr. Biggs, which was introduced on Kelly's 1995 hit "Down Low." The Isleys' classic soul mix is infused with even more youthful energy thanks to neo-soul siren Jill Scott, who lends her pen and her chops to the pillow-soft serenade "Said Enough," and former Tony! Toni! Toné! singer Raphael Saadiq, who produced several tracks including "You Didn't See Me," a harmony-layered jam about unrequited love. Other highlights include the seductive "Warm Summer Night," which is based on an instrumental song by Chic, and the dance-floor-ready "Move Your Body," both of which were produced by Ron Isley's wife, singer Angela Winbush. Eternal is a tribute to the Isley Brothers' status as rhythm and blues' elder statesmen and to their ability to change with the times -- a feat not many of their contemporaries have been able to accomplish. Neo Brentacious

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2001
Label: Dreamworks
UPC: 0600445029125
catalogNumber: 450291

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Primary Artist
Ernie Isley   Guitar
Johnson Sisters   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Ronald Isley   Background Vocals
Jimmy Jam   Keyboards
Donnie Lyle   Bass,Guitar
Alexander Richbourg   Percussion
Angela Winbush   Keyboards,Vocals
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Kelvin Wooten   Keyboards
James "Big Jim" Wright   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jill Scott   Background Vocals
Avant   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Gary Brown   Engineer
Chris Jasper   Composer
R. Kelly   Arranger,Producer
Steve Hodge   Engineer
Steve Huff   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer,Executive Producer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Jimmy Jam   Arranger,Producer
Terry Lewis   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Peter Mokran   Engineer
Alexander Richbourg   drum programming
Louis Silas   Executive Producer
Angela Winbush   Producer,drum programming
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer
James Harris   Composer
Boogie Jake   drum programming
Andre Harris   Producer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer
Abel Garibaldi   Programming,Engineer
Jeff Vereb   Engineer
Vidal Davis   Producer,Engineer
Clint Roth   Engineer
Ian Mereness   Programming,Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri   Engineer

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