The Isley Brothers’ ‘3 + 3’

The Isley Brothers‘ ‘3 + 3’ is their eleventh album (the first to officially include younger brothers Ernie and Marvin and in-law Chris Jasper), released on August 7, 1973.

Track Listing : 1.That Lady (The Isley Brothers) – 05:35 . 2.Don’T Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) – 04:00 . 3.If You Were There (The Isley Brothers) – 03:22 . 4.You Walk Your Way (The Isley Brothers) – 03:08 . 5.Listen To The Music (Tom Johnston) – 04:07 . 6.What It Comes Down To (The Isley Brothers) – 03:54 . 7.Sunshine (Go Away Today) (Jonathan Edwards) – 04:23 . 8.Summer Breeze (Jim Seals, Dash Crofts) – 06:12 . 9.The Highways Of My Life (The Isley Brothers) – 04:17


Don Hunstein

Musicians : Ronald Isley – Lead Vocals . Rudolph Isley – Background Vocals, Lead Vocals (Track 8) . O’Kelly Isley, Jr. – Background Vocals, Lead Vocals (Track 8) . Ernie Isley – Guitars . Marvin Isley – Bass Guitar . Chris Jasper – Electric Piano, Clavinet, Arp Synthesizer . George Moreland – Drums . Truman Thomas – Organ . Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu – Conductor . The Isley Brothers – Band

Production : Produced By Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley . Malcolm Cecil – Engineer . Bob Margoleff – Engineer . Darcy Proper – Mastering . Al Quaglieri – Surround Mix

Package : Don Hunstein asterisques RVM – Photography . Ed Lee – Cover Design

Recorded 1973 At The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California.

Released On August 7, 1973 By T-Neck/Epic Records.

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BBC
3 + 3 is brilliance writ large.For them to take their old R&B hit, Who’s That Lady and turn it into a hard-rocking psychedelic soul was a clear statement of their intent, complete with scorching Ernie Isley guitar. […]

PopMatters
And for those unfortunate souls who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing 3 + 3 at all, hopefully the foregoing rave will encourage you to do so with minimal hesitation. […]

Supafly @ RateYourMusic
Is that you Jimi? Listen to the guitar roar on the opening track “That Lady”. Was it Hendrix jamming from beyond the grave? It was rumored at the time. Needless to say, the guitar work on 3 + 3 is very impressive. […]

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