Favorite 70's R&B Songs #1 - "That Lady"

@teamfreak16 (40863)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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@JohnRoberts (54088)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Mar 17
Awesome song. I don't consider That Lady as r&b but psychedelic rock as the Isleys would experimenting there.
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Mar 17
Psychedelic. Maybe that's why I've always liked it.
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@Kandae11 (35969)
4 Mar 17
That is a great song.
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Mar 17
It is. It's definitely one of my favorites.
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@crossbones27 (19030)
• Redlands, California
4 Mar 17
This was one of my roommates favorite musicians in the Marines. Cool song.
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Mar 17
The second half of the song is the best part, but what a classic.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
5 Mar 17
When I read the title I thought, I've not heard this one. Wrong again, recognised it almost immediately
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Mar 17
Yeah, this one is pretty much instantly recognizable.
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@FourWalls (13264)
• United States
5 Mar 17
Cheers and applause!!!!!!! Excellent choice, excellent series!!!!
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Mar 17
Thank you. We now return you to our regularly scheduled Bauhaus Infested programming!
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@TRBRocks420 (75351)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Mar 17
Good song I haven't heard the Isleys bros in a bit. Jamming out to Elvis right now.
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@teamfreak16 (40863)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Mar 17
Can't go wrong with some of Elvis.
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