Live at Yankee Stadium

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Live at Yankee Stadium
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 18, 1969
Recorded1969
VenueYankee Stadium, New York City
GenreFunk/soul/rhythm and blues/gospel
LengthN/A
LabelT-Neck Records
ProducerThe Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
The Brothers: Isley
(1969)
Live at Yankee Stadium
(1969)
Get Into Something
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Live at Yankee Stadium is an October 18, 1969 live album by The Isley Brothers, released on their own T-Neck imprint. While the Isleys appear in this live album, it's actually a live showcase by the group to conjoin artists that signed to their T-Neck label and Buddah Records-associated acts including Judy White, the girl group Sweet Cherries, the gospel group the Edwin Hawkins Singers and the family soul group the Five Stairsteps. All the guest artists except for the Edwin Hawkins Singers sang songs that were written and produced for them by the Isleys. The Isleys performed their then-current hits "It's Your Thing", "I Turned You On" and the 1959 classic, "Shout", bringing in audience members alongside them as they ended the performance. The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983. The expanded CD only features additional performances by The Brooklyn Bridge, there are no additional Isley Brothers tracks.

Live at Yankee Stadium was independently filmed and was funded by the Isley Brothers[2] in a documentary entitled It's your Thing,[3] directed by Mike Gargiulo. The UCLA Film & Television Archive has a non-circulating "research and student center" copy of this film on VHS and 35 mm reels.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."I Know Who You Been Socking It To"The Isley Brothers 
2."I Turned You On"The Isley Brothers 
3."It's Your Thing"The Isley Brothers 
4."Shout"The Isley Brothers 
Side B
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Jesus Lover of My Soul"The Edwin Hawkins Singers 
2."Joy, Joy"The Edwin Hawkins Singers 
3."Oh Happy Day"The Edwin Hawkins Singers 
Side C
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."People Get Ready"The Brooklyn Bridge 
2."Talkin' About My Baby"The Brooklyn Bridge 
3."It's All Right"The Brooklyn Bridge 
Side D
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Don't Change Your Love"Five Stairsteps 
2."Somebody's Been Messin'"Judy White 
3."Love Is What You Make It"Sweet Cherries 

Notes[edit]

The version of "It's Your Thing" heard here appears on the Isley Brothers' career-spanning 1999 boxed set It's Your Thing: The Story of the Isley Brothers, the liner notes to which say the concert took place on June 21, 1969.

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