Givin' It Back
|Givin' It Back|
|Studio album by The Isley Brothers|
|Released||April 8, 1971|
|Recorded||1971, New York|
|Genre||Rock, funk, soul|
|Producer||Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley|
|The Isley Brothers chronology|
|Robert Christgau||B |
Givin' It Back is the ninth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint on April 8, 1971. After years of having white rock acts covering their most famed material, particularly, "Shout" and "Twist and Shout", the Isleys decided to do the same to music made famous by white artists such as Stephen Stills, Eric Burdon and Neil Young. Among the songs they covered were "Spill the Wine", "Love the One You're With", the social commentary medley of "Ohio" and "Machine Gun" (from Jimi Hendrix), "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor and Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay". The Isleys' perseverance paid off when their covers of "Love the One You're With", "Lay Lady Lay" and "Spill the Wine" became charted hits. Bill Withers plays guitar on the Isleys' version of his "Cold Bologna".
|1.||"Ohio" / "Machine Gun"||Neil Young / Jimi Hendrix||9:13|
|2.||"Fire and Rain"||James Taylor||5:29|
|3.||"Lay Lady Lay"||Bob Dylan||10:22|
|4.||"Spill the Wine"||Charles Miller, Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Harold Ray Brown, Thomas "Papa Dee" Allen, Lee Oskar||6:32|
|5.||"Nothing to Do But Today"||Stephen Stills||3:42|
|6.||"Cold Bologna"||Bill Withers||3:03|
|7.||"Love the One You're With"||Stephen Stills||3:40|
The only other recording of "Cold Bologna" is found on the 1973 Bill Withers live album, Live at Carnegie Hall as "Harlem/Cold Baloney".
- Ronald Isley: lead and background vocals
- O'Kelly Isley, Jr. and Rudolph Isley: background vocals
- Ernie Isley: guitar, drums
- Marvin Isley: bass
- Chris Jasper: piano, keyboards
- Chester Woodard: guitar
- John Mosley: flute
- Gary Jones: congas
- Buck Clarke: congas
- Bill Withers: guitar
- Eder, Bruce. The Isley Brothers - Givin' It Back at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- Christgau, Robert. "The Isley Brothers - Givin' It Back". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
- Isley Brothers, The – Givin' It Back at Discogs
- "Givin' It Back > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- Bill Withers – Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall at Discogs