Favorite 70's R&B Songs #1 - "That Lady"
March 4, 2017 4:31pm CST
Well, I must say that this one has been fun (for me anyway.) We are at #1 in my Favorite 70's R&B Songs countdown, and it belongs to an all time favorite of mine, "That Lady" by The Isley Brothers. I've used this one before, so I'll be quick. The Isley Brothers formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, starting out as a gospel group, before deciding they wanted to make "popular" music. They have been popular, alright. 13 of their albums are certified either gold, platinum, or multi-platinum, and the Grammy winners are in both the Rock and Roll and Vocal Group Halls of Fame. 1972's "That Lady" is actually a remake of the Isley's 1964 hit, "Who's that Lady." The remake performed admirably, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #2 on that magazine's R&B Singles chart. This is one of those songs that I loved the first time I heard it, and that never changed. The Isley Brothers dusted off an old song, gave it a bit of oomph, and added rock (Ernie Isley's lights out guitar play) and Latin elements to create an R&B masterpiece. How this never hit #1, I have no idea. It's certainly #1 with me. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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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