Soul on the Rocks

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Soul on the Rocks
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released January 24, 1967
Recorded 1966; Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A), Detroit, Michigan
Genre Soul
Length 30:55
Label Motown
Producer Norman Whitfield, Ivy Jo Hunter, Smokey Robinson
The Isley Brothers chronology
This Old Heart of Mine
Soul on the Rocks
Doin' Their Thing: Best of the Isley Brothers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Soul on the Rocks is the fifth album by The Isley Brothers. It was released on the Tamla (Motown) label on January 24, 1967. Their second and final album with the Detroit label, the brothers soon felt dischanted from their stay in Motown while established groups like The Temptations and The Four Tops, whose styles were more polished than the Isleys, got more promotion. Ironically, some of the album's tracks, including "Got to Have You Back" and "Behind a Painted Smile" found chart success in England as the Isleys found out on a tour of the country during this period. Motivated, they eventually left Motown and re-formed their T-Neck record label.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Got to Have You Back"   Ivy Jo Hunter, Leon Ware, Stephen Bowden 2:45
2. "That's the Way Love Is"   Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong 2:17
3. "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)"   David Scott, Barbara Acklin 2:09
4. "Tell Me It's Just a Rumor Baby"   Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock 2:56
5. "One Too Many Heartaches"   Ivy Jo Hunter 2:14
6. "It's Out of the Question"   Warren "Pete" Moore, William "Smokey" Robinson 2:44
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Why When Love Is Gone"   Ivy Jo Hunter 2:33
8. "Save Me from This Misery"   Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene, Stephen Bowden 2:26
9. "Little Miss Sweetness"   William "Smokey" Robinson 2:55
10. "Good Things"   Robert Bruce, Leroy Kirkland 2:41
11. "Catching Up on Time"   Clarence Paul, Leon Ware, Morris Broadnax 2:30
12. "Behind a Painted Smile"   Ivy Jo Hunter, Beatrice Verdi 2:45


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. Soul on the Rocks > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-05.

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