Showdown (The Isley Brothers album)

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Showdown
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released April 25, 1978
Recorded 1978 at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre Soul, Funk
Label T-Neck Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Go for Your Guns
(1977)
Showdown
(1978)
Timeless
(1978)

Showdown is the sixteenth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint in April 1978.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

Spawning the #1 funk/disco hit, "Take Me to the Next Phase" and the top 20 R&B slower, "Groove With You", the album became another platinum album for the Isleys.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Showdown (Part 1 & 2)"   5:25
2. "Groove with You"   4:52
3. "Ain't Givin' Up No Love"   4:42
4. "Rockin' with Fire (Part 1 & 2)"   5:57
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1 & 2)"   5:10
6. "Coolin' Me Out (Part 1 & 2)"   6:03
7. "Fun and Games"   4:41
8. "Love Fever (Part 1 & 2)"   5:00

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 4
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
R&B
1978 "Take Me to the Next Phase" 1
"Groove with You" 16

Samples & Covers[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. The Isley Brothers: Showdown > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.