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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).

from 1964...

7 comments:

Marie said...

I'd never heard this version before - I think I prefer it to the later one. Thank you for posting it.

DaveO said...

Great track.. I'd never heard this version before. Got to say, you're on a roll this past week, been posting some real gems.
Thanks,
Dave

dubb said...

note, this version is also avaliable on spotify and itunes i think, you just have to look for the 2:49 version. great tune

Simmo said...

Sheer Brilliance !

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC!! I've always wanted to hear this. Thank you! You're right, the '73 version is also killer.

This was just too far ahead of its time in 1964.

david ma said...

duuude, this is fantastic!

Holly said...

Wow. Have always adored the '73 version, can't believe I'd never heard this lovely latin-tinged original! Heartfelt thanks for sharing.