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"Ron Isley of The Isley Brothers"



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Ronald Isley ( / a zli /; born May 21, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) is an American singer and is known as the lead singer and founding member of the family music group The Isley Brothers. Ronald Isley was born the third of six brothers (O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald, Vernon Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley) to Sallye Bernice (Bell) and O'Kelly Isley, Sr.[1] Ronald, like many of his siblings, began his career in the church. He began singing at the age of three, winning a $25 war bond for singing at a spiritual contest at the Union Baptist Church. By the age of seven, Ronald was singing onstage at venues such as the Regal Theater in Chicago, alongside Dinah Washington and a few other notables. By his early teens, he was singing regularly with his brothers in church tours. In 1957, sixteen-year-old Ronald and his two elder brothers Kelly, 19 and Rudy, 18, moved to New York, recording doo-wop for local labels before landing a major deal with RCA Records in 1959, where the trio wrote and released their anthemic "Shout." By the summer of 1959, the Isley family had moved from Cincinnati to a home in Englewood, New Jersey.[2] For much of the Isley Brothers' duration, Ron Isley would remain the group's consistent member of the group as well as the lead vocalist for most of the group's tenure with sporadic lead shares with his older brothers. In 1969, Ron and his brothers reformed T-Neck Records in a need to produce themselves without the control of record labels, forming the label shortly after ending a brief tenure with Motown. In 1973, the group's style and sound drastically changed following the release of the 3 + 3 album where brothers Ernie Isley and Marvin Isley and in-law Chris Jasper permanently enter the brothers' lineup, writing the music and lyrics to the group's new sound. The younger brothers had been providing instrumental help for the brothers since the late 1960s. By the mid-1970s, Ronald was living in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2] After Kelly Isley's death in 1986 and Rudy Isley's exit to fulfill a dream of ministry in 1989, Ronald has carried on with the Isley Brothers name either as a solo artist or with accompanying help from the group's younger brothers, much more prominently, Ernie Isley. In 1990, Isley scored a top-ten duet with Rod Stewart with a cover of his brothers' hit "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)," and in 2003 Ronald recorded a solo album, Here I Am: Bacharach Meets Isley, with Burt Bacharach. In addition, Ron Isley became a sought-after hook singer for R&B veteran R. Kelly, and hip-hop acts such as Warren G., 2Pac and UGK. Ronald released his first solo album Mr. I on November 30, 2010. The album includes the first single "No More." It debuted at #50 on The Billboard 200, selling 22,243 copies. It was his first solo album to crack that chart. In 2010, Isley received a "Legend Award," surveying Isley Brother music written largely by the younger brothers, at the Soul Train Music Awards. Wiki

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sheisgod69
sheisgod69

Male, 35, Bronx, NY

Posted February 15


Love these brothers


RobertaTGirl
RobertaTGirl

Female, 57, Victoria, BC

Posted August 10, 2013


OH R/B Jazz & Funk & Motown are all My Favorite s From Back in the Day, Not into New Stuff though OK Hug s Roberta


MAN4LIFE10
MAN4LIFE10

Male, 33, Morocco

Posted February 25, 2013


they inspired people, their voices get you relief, force you to love and care


debrrysweet
debrrysweet

Female, Age Private, Watertown, NY

Posted January 14, 2013


This is the kind of music that never gets old but better with time.....What?!


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Male, Age Private, Saudi Arabia

Posted November 15, 2012


Didn't you asked your self one day :

What's The Purpose of life ?

Here you will get the answer :

Jesus, Christ peace be upon him

A video clip of the very influential American preacher Yusuf Estes

Allah, CREATED THE UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING


THE COLLAPSE OF THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION IN 20 QUESTIONS

((( Acquainted With Islam )))


O Jesus, son of Mary! Is thy Lord able to send down for us a table spread with food from heaven?


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Male, Age Private, Saudi Arabia

Posted November 13, 2012


((( O people Say There is no God But Allah, so you would find salvation )))

" Laa illaha illa lah ." (There is none worthy of worship except Allah.)

(I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger)
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lovely_at_46
lovely_at_46

Female, 57, Temecula, CA

Posted July 08, 2012


THIS IS MUSIC, YHAT YOU CAN SIT DOWN WITH THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE AND GET LOSE WITH EACH OTHER.


PA_sharon
PA_sharon

Female, Age Private, Philadelphia, PA

Posted June 09, 2012


I have so many beautiful memories of this song playing .......


nelldiva
nelldiva

Female, 59, Des Moines, IA

Posted April 27, 2012


Love the Isley Brothers, there music is so, time less. grew up with it.


mzsyrcuse65
mzsyrcuse65

Female, Age Private, Chicago, IL

Posted April 02, 2012


like to be your fan


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