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  • Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue

    Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue

    The Isley Brothers album 3+3 may have been the group’s 11th, but it marked a turning point for the family band. And now, the record is getting some vinyl love with a reissue on 180-gram translucent blue vinyl via Friday Music. The title refers to bassist Marvin Isley, guitarist Ernie Isley, and keyboardist Chris Jasper... »

  • In Memoriam: Bassists We Lost in 2010

    As the year draws to its close, we stop to remember the great bassists who passed away in 2010. The bass community lost heroes from every genre, from jazz to funk to punk and everything in between. Here’s our salute to the fallen low-enders. Robert Wilson Robert Wilson, bassist for the Gap Band. Wilson’s funky... »

  • RIP Marvin Isley

    Marvin Isley, bassist of the popular ‘70s and ‘80s funk group the Isley Brothers, has passed away June 6 in Chicago, Illinois. He was 56. Isley was not the first bassist for the group, (he later joined when he was old enough), founded by brothers O’Kelly, Rudolph, and Ronald. It was during this period that... »