Throwback: The Isley Brothers-Groove With You

The Isley Brothers were in their second decade when the Showdown album was released in 1978. They had moved away from their gospel and doo-wop-influenced style of the ’60s and invented their brand of smoothed out funk.  “Groove With You” was a Quiet Storm radio essential and contributed to them landing another platinum certification and the no.1 spot on the Soul Albums chart. Ron Isley’s vocal charisma was already an institution by the time of Showdown and “Groove With You” expanded on the snug connection to their audience. In the 41 years since its release rappers have sampled “Groove With You” three dozen times and endless couples have identified it as the backdrop to important moments in their relationships. The band had another hit song among their lengthy discography. The Isley Brothers released their 31st studio album, Power Of Peace, which was a collaboration with Santana, in 2017. 

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