The Isley Brothers

Slow Jams

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Everything except the rock-ish "That Lady" fits the albums' slow jam theme. The smooth, caressing love songs are mostly album cuts, with the sensuous "Don't Say Goodnight" the only real hit. "(At Your Best) You Are Love" never escaped the Isleys' Harvest for the World LP, but later became Aaliyah's break-out record. A remake of James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" outshines the original. "Caravan of Love," by Isley/Jasper/Isley (the younger Isleys) provides a break from Ron Isley's dominating leads. "I Need Your Body" has an erotic, staccato beat, and provocative lyrics. However, the rest are subpar, "You're Besides Me," "You're the Key to My Heart," and "Let's Fall in Love," from the boring Winner Takes All double album, are snoozers.

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