Harvest for the World

The Isley Brothers

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The Isleys sometimes get overlooked in the discussion of great '60s/'70s R&B acts. That's just wrong. (By the way, the band is the only one that I know of that scored at least one hit in the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s.) Harvest For the World (1976) deftly blends all the group's benchmarks: the breezy feel of the utopian-themed title track; a couple of grinding funk tracks laced with Ernie Isley's post-Hendrix guitar and the requisite set of ballads featuring Ronald Isley's exquisite falsetto.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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