T-Neck Records publish ‘Showdown,’ The Isley Brothers’ sixteenth album (1978)

The Isley Brothers ‘Showdown’ is their sixteenth album released on April 22, 1978 by T-Neck Records.

Track Listing : 1.Showdown (Part 1 & 2) (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:25 . 2.Groove With You (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 04:52 . 3.Ain’T Givin’ Up No Love (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 04:42 . 4.Rockin’ With Fire (Part 1 & 2) (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:57 . 5.Take Me To The Next Phase (Part 1 & 2) (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:10 . 6.Coolin’ Me Out (Part 1 & 2) (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 06:03 . 7.Fun And Games (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 04:41 . 8.Love Fever (Part 1 & 2) (Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper) – 05:00

Musicians : Ronald Isley – Lead And Background Vocals . O’Kelly Isley, Jr. – Background Vocals . Rudolph Isley – Background Vocals . Chris Jasper – Piano, Keyboards, Arp Synthesizers, Clavinet, Tambourine, Percussion . Marvin Isley – Bass, Woodblock, Cowbell, Percussion . Ernie Isley – Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Congas, Timbales, Maracas . The Isley Brothers – Band

Production : Produced By The Isley Brothers Stan Kalina – Mastering . Thomas Mark – Engineer . Joseph M. Palmaccio – Mastering . John Holbrook – Engineer

Package : Bill King – Photography . Ed Lee – Design

Recorded 1978 At Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York.

Released On April 22, 1978 By T-Neck Records.

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Robert Christgau
Rockin’ the Fire and “Take Me to the Next Phase” are pure dance-peak ideology. Doesn’t do much for their politics, though. […]

Brainwashed
Those performing on Showdown couldn’t possibly foresee the difficulties ahead, or at least if they did any such anxiety fails to materialize in the music. As groovy as ever before, Ronald’s breathtaking voice leads the band through eight solid tracks,… […]

finulanu @ RateYourMusic
They added three and three, they lived it up, they turned the heat on, they harvested, and they went for their guns. Now it was time for a showdown. I don’t know what sense that made, if you were wondering. […]

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