33 thoughts on “THE ISLEY BROTHERS – ITS YOUR THING. LIVE TV PERFORMANCE 1969”

  1. TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY
    50 YEARS AGO TODAY (February 16, 1969): The Isley Brothers (Ronald, Rudy, Kelly) released “It’s Your Thing,” their first single off their resurrected record label T-Neck – just one year after leaving Motown. It peaked at #1 on the R&B singles charts and #2 on the pop singles charts. The song later helped the Isleys win a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. [02/16/2019]

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  2. just think that. JIMI HENDRIX played with the ISLEY BROTHERS in 1963!!! 1st ISLEY cut I ever heard was this 1. 1969s ITS YOUR THING. I was 6yrs in!!!!!

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  3. Just seen this for this for the first time (11.12.17). This is a hidden treasure. The whole family (without Chris Jasper) rocking the stage, my favourite the underrated amazing bassist Marvin in pink! Rudy was king in that outfit. Good times made me smile. We need to see more of these old films. Please keep uploading.

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  4. Judging by their teeth, these poor dudes must have spent a lot of years in the ghetto. But they make up for it with heart and soul.

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  5. Man, I was thinking this is too cool for even the '60s. And saw horns being played by the placid orchestra in the back. Hell the Isley were so bad they even mad the Nelson Riddle Orchestra funky.

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  6. "It's Your Thing" for you none believers, is one of our "Funkateers" most beloved song from one of the founders of the rhythm bonanza called funk. THE ISLEY BROTHERS and a handful other funk pioneers could do the impossible, the three-decade streak being "funky"! This is a JAMES BROWN, KOOL & THE GANG, EARTH WIND AND FIRE, THE BAR-KAY'S and of course (the best of the best) THE METERS thing!

    Regarding the song "It's our thing"? This is nothing than pure EARLY funk with the "no problem, no over-production" that the sixties gave us. THE ISLEY BROTHERS with their two first album for "T-Neck" was all like "It's Our Thing".

    …The later years are EVEN as great, believe me! The T-Neck years are present with a more "oomph" and a more direct "funk" especially the next album "Get into Something"!!!!

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