Grand Slam (The Isley Brothers album)

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Grand Slam
Isley brothers album Grand slam.jpg
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released March 21, 1981
Recorded 1981 Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre Funk Soul
Length 32:05
Label T-Neck Records/CBS Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Go All the Way
(1980)
Grand Slam
(1981)
Inside You
(1981)

Grand Slam is the 19th album by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint via CBS Records on March 21, 1981.

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Grand Slam was successful on both the pop and R&B album charts, where it reached #28 and #3, respectively. It eventually went gold after selling 500,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Tonight Is the Night (If I Had You)" 4:57
2. "I Once Had Your Love (and I Can't Let Go)" 4:41
3. "Hurry Up and Wait" 3:54
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "Young Girls" 5:00
5. "Party Night" 4:09
6. "Don't Let Up" 5:06
7. "Who Said?" 4:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Eve Otto — harp
  • Kevin Jones — congas
  • Everett Collins — drums
  • Chris Jasper — keyboards, congas, percussion
  • Marvin Isley — bass, percussion
  • Ernie Isley — guitars, drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 28
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
Pop
US
R&B
1981 "Who Said?" - 20
"Hurry Up And Wait" 58 17
"I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)" - 57

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. The Isley Brothers: Grand Slam > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.