The Isley Brothers

Between the Sheets

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Compared to their past material, Between the Sheets lacks a consistent mix of sultry ballads and funky dance numbers. There are really only two Isley Brothers' classics on this project: "Choosey Lover" and the title song "Between the Sheets." The former has a romantic flow and the latter is just shy of mid-tempo but not a bona fide ballad. (When one thinks of a quiet thundering storm, this song's bassline comes to mind; as soothing as it is, it also has that trembling effect.) It fell short of number one, peaking at three on the Billboard R&B charts. It was becoming obvious that the group's continuity was fading -- not so much from dissension within the group, but more so from dwindling interest in the music industry among group members (it was the group's last album as 3 + 3). Marvin and Ernie Isley and their brother in-law Chris Jasper would release an album the following year as Isley Jasper Isley.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:41 SpotifyAmazon
2 5:10 SpotifyAmazon
3 4:40 SpotifyAmazon
4 5:39 SpotifyAmazon
5 4:50 SpotifyAmazon
6 5:20 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:21 SpotifyAmazon
8 4:12 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:46 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:37 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:58 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:44 SpotifyAmazon
13 4:38 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:48 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:56 SpotifyAmazon
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