The Isley Brothers

Live at Yankee Stadium

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Hot off the sales of their rocking, bouncing "It's Your Thing" and a slew of R&B hits like "I Turned You On," the Isley Brothers performed in concert at Yankee Stadium. They brought along some T-Neck Records underlings, such as Judy Clay and the Sweet Cherries, along with Brooklyn Bridge and the Five Stairsteps. All of the acts except the Five Stairsteps came out well on vinyl. The Stairsteps did "Don't Change Your Love," one of their weakest singles, and seemed to experience mike problems. Chirping an Isleys composition, "Love Is What You Make It," the Sweet Cherries were three foxy devils who sang like birds. The ladies were pictured in hot sequined mini-dresses on the album's cover. Judy White (Josh White's daughter) did a rousing version of her T-Neck release "Somebody's Been Messin' With My Thang," sounding sassy and sexy; Judy could belt 'em with the best of them. Blue-eyed soul singers Brooklyn Bridge, fronted by Johnny Maestro, got the crowd clapping with a spirited medley of Curtis Mayfield songs. The Isleys did a handful of their recent T-Neck sides, including "It's Your Thing" and "I Know Who You Been Socking It To"; no mike problems for them -- their funky brand of soul comes through loud and clear.