Into the Groovy #41 - "That Lady"
April 27, 2016 8:31am CST
Today, Into the Groovy takes yet another look back to the 1970's, because, as I have long pointed out during my adulthood, I have a soft spot for that decade's R&B. In this case, I've been listening to The Isley Brothers' 1972 classic "That Lady," a rewrite of their 1964 hit "Who's That Lady." The Isley Brothers are a Grammy-Winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group hailing from Cincinnati. Although the configuration's of the band, as well as musical styles, have changed over the decades, the Isley's have been charting regularly since 1959. "That Lady Pt. 1" was a Top 10 (#6) hit on the Billboard Hot 100. And Pt. 2 ain't none-too-bad, either. In fact, it was the guitar/keyboard/percussion-heavy Part 2 that made this one of my all-time favorites. I practically wore out my copy (on 45!) when I was a kid, and, to this day, I've never tired of it. As a rock-oriented slab of R&B, it's a far cry from the Gospel the original lineup performed way back when.
Music video by The Isley Brothers performing That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2 (Audio). (C) 2015 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/eOsRQo
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