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    Main » 2008 » July » 13
    Sunday, 13 July 2008

    The Isley Brothers - 1971 - Givin' It Back

    Tracks :
    1 Ohio/Machine Gun
    2 Fire and Rain
    3 Lay Lady Lay
    4 Spill the Wine
    5 Nothing to Do but Today
    6 Cold Bologna
    7 Love the One You're With

    Givin' It Back is as much a time capsule as an album. Not that it can't be enjoyed on its own absolute musical terms by someone just off a boat who wasn't even around in 1971, but to really appreciate how daring it was and how delightful it is, that side of its history should be known. Those who are old enough should recall the time whence it came, an era in which hatred and disunity over the Vietnam War, civil rights, school desegregation, the environment, and a multitude of other issues were threatening what seemed, potentially, like the beginning of a new civil war, this one not between states but between factions and ethnic and racial groups in 1,000 individual neighborhoods. The opening cut of Givin' It Back, "Ohio/Machine Gun," is a slap-in-your-face reminder of just how angry the times and the people were. The track evokes instant memori ... Read more »
    Category: Soul/Funk/Ethnic | Views: 4816 | Added by: afroclonk | Date: 13 July 2008 | Rating: 5.0/5


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