Saturday morning groove with the Isley's (yes, including Alex!)

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  1. NikR

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    I'm pretty embarrassed to say that I didn't really know who the Isley Bros were until a little while ago. Yes, yes I hear you all laughing and tutt-tutting and what not- dude, I'm still pretty young, it's not my fault! But at least I appreciate them now.

    This post isn't about the brothers, it's about Alex Isley, Ernie's ridiculously talented daughter. She's more into jazz with a helping of soul, and bwwwoiiii can she sing! She's dropped at least 3 EPs and they are golden. I even think she wrote/recorded her first (the Love/Art Memoirs) during college, cuz she's a beast.

    Here's a sample:





    And her live:



    And her and my boy Kenyon Dixon serving up a baby-making tune:



    And of course a shout-out to the Brothers:

     
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    Why have I not heard of her until now. She sings my type of music.lol She reminds me Jazmine Sulivan, Kim Burrell (gospel), Tweet southern hummingbird type singer. Which can be hard because soul singers dont always get mainstream success like in the Isley brothers days.
     
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    holy crap i agree with everything here!! So many of them are just soooo slept on, for reasons I can't explain. I want to talk about them with other people! It's no fun to find a truly great artist that no one cares about. BTW, where have you been my entire life?!? lol

    We'll have to keep feeding each other good tunes (your suggestions last week were amazing)
     
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    Whatcu know about Tweet sir?
     
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    You have educated me with Alex. So, there is the trade off. Lol.
     
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    You know she got a new cd out. She makes me want to drink burban and light some Jamaican lol and I dont even smoke or drink lol She also got a grown daughter that also sings.
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    Wow. Excuse the hell out of me. Lol. She is one of those singers that hasn't received the attention she deserves. Thanks for telling me because I didn't know. I have her first 2 cds. I don't think anybody within my circle know her music.
     
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    Ok, so I didn't know she had a new album out!! She's been gone since....forever is seems like.

    I feel like India.Arie and Tweet are a bit closer together in their general sound and artistry than Tweet and Alex Isely. I love all three. But if some boy put Tweet's first album on, lawwwwdd, he'd have me out of my drawers in short order! Dat's some shit right there lol!
     
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    Yeah think Tweet got dropped from hear label after last album and things didnt really work out for her. Plus like I said before she had a child ( which she had at 19) to raise so she might of just wanted to take some time off to raise her. She came through a lot of stuff remember she came through the industry at 17 years old through Jodcei's Devante n em (Devante is also from Charlotte by the way lol). Devante had thes kids starving living in a box. Thank god Missy was able to help her out though. Before this album She did some guest work work with Bilal Oliver, Syleena Johson and Lawerence Flowers (local Fl gospel artist). This industry is ruff for real soul singers to really make it out hear.
     
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