Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Currently On Repeat

The Isley Brothers - For The Love Of You (Pts. 1 & 2)

From wikipedia:

"For the Love of You Pts. 1 & 2" is a quiet storm soul song by The Isley Brothers, released in 1975 on their T-Neck imprint. Released as the second single off their first No. 1 pop album, The Heat Is On, the song was originally written by brother Rudolph Isley as a poem to his wife Elaine Jasper, sister of Isley Brothers member Chris Jasper. When he originally gave the song to his brothers as a rough draft, they re-wrote the entire song much to Rudolph's chagrin.

Recorded in two takes, one version of the song, to which longtime lead singer Ronald Isley thought he had nailed a perfect take, was accidentally erased and a frustrated and upset Ronald recorded a second version and soon left the studio and walked home. Fortunately for Rudolph and Ronald, the song became a hit single for the Isley Brothers and each brother now has no complaints over the difficulties of the song. The single reached number ten on the R&B singles chart and reached number twenty-two on the pop singles chart and helped their parent album reach multi-platinum status after its November release in '75.

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