Monday, January 17, 2011
THE ISLEY BROTHERS - WHO'S THAT LADY
First off, let me apologize in advance for the heavy surface noise; this is a very tricky record to find and while I've been after a cleaner copy, I just couldn't wait to post this. Besides, what's a bit of crackling, anyhow, when a record is this CRACKING.
No, this is not the big hit version recorded almost a decade later by the brothers Isley but the fantastic, Latin infused original take. Starting off quiet and building to an epic ending, this is one of the highlights of the Isleys' illustrious career and should be far better known (and I am NOT knocking the great second version, either).