Brother, Brother, Brother

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Brother, Brother, Brother
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released May 2, 1972
Recorded 1972
Studio A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Rock, funk, soul
Length 37:55
Label T-Neck/Buddah Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Givin' It Back
(1971)Givin' It Back1971
Brother, Brother, Brother
The Isleys Live
(1973)The Isleys Live1973
Singles from
Brother, Brother, Brother
  1. "Pop That Thang"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]
Rolling Stone favorable [3]
Pitchfork 8.9/10[4]

Brother, Brother, Brother is the tenth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint on May 2, 1972. It was to be the Isleys' last studio record with Buddah Records moving on to Epic in the middle of 1973. This album also was the first to bring the younger half of the Isleys: guitarist Ernie Isley, bassist Marvin Isley and keyboardist Chris Jasper into the fold alongside their older brethren: lead singer Ronald Isley and background singing elder brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr. and Rudolph Isley.[5] Their second venture into rock music, they didn't betray their soul and funk roots. The album featured the top 40 hit, "Pop That Thang", and subsequent hits "Work to Do", "Lay-Away" and their cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late".[6] The brothers also covered two more King songs including the title track and "Sweet Seasons".

The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Brother, Brother" Carole King 3:16
2. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" Randy Myers, Jackie DeShannon 3:01
3. "Sweet Seasons" Carole King, Toni Stern 2:55
4. "Keep on Walkin'" The Isley Brothers 2:15
5. "Work to Do" The Isley Brothers 3:11
6. "Pop That Thang" Herman Kelly, Clyde Otis, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley 2:53
7. "Lay Away" The Isley Brothers 3:08
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
8. "It's Too Late" Carole King, Toni Stern 10:30
9. "Love Put Me on the Corner" Chris Jasper 6:30


  • Michael Delugg - engineer


  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. The Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Davis, Stephen (20 July 1972). "The Isley Brothers: Brother, Brother, Brother". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (RS 113). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (September 11, 2015). "The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Isley Brothers, The – Brother, Brother, Brother at Discogs
  6. ^ "Brother, Brother, Brother > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" at AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.