Originally a gospel group out of Ohio, the Isley Brothers scored a hit, the timeless "Shout," right out of the gate for RCA Records when they decided to pursue a more secular direction. Then things sort of dried up for the group, and they signed with Wand Records (a subsidiary of Scepter Records) in 1962, releasing several twist-related singles (the twist dance phase was in full swing) for the imprint in the next year, including another hit, "Twist and Shout," before leaving the label in 1963. Moe Lytle of Gusto Records purchased the masters of these Wand recordings in 1984, and ten of them, including "Twist and Shout," appear here.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett