Smooth Sailin'

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Smooth Sailin'
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released March 14, 1987
Recorded 1986-1987
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 41:23
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Ronald Isley, Angela Winbush
The Isley Brothers chronology
Smooth Sailin
Spend the Night
(1989)Spend the Night1989

Smooth Sailin is the 24th album released by The Isley Brothers on Warner Bros. Records on March 14, 1987. This album was the first album that the brothers released as a duo of Rudolph and Ronald after the untimely death of eldest brother O'Kelly, who had died in March of the previous year of a heart attack.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Hooking up with R&B singer-songwriter Angela Winbush for this album, the Isleys scored with the top 10 R&B title track and "I Wish", also an R&B top 40 hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everything Is Alright" Angela L. Winbush, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley 4:57
2. "Dish It Out" Angela L. Winbush, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley 4:55
3. "It Takes a Good Woman" Angela L. Winbush 5:05
4. "Send a Message" Angela L. Winbush 5:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Smooth Sailin' Tonight" Angela L. Winbush 4:59
6. "Somebody I Used to Know" Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Everett Collins, Angela L. Winbush 4:59
7. "Come My Way" Angela L. Winbush, René Moore 5:48
8. "I Wish" Raymond Reeder 6:47


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "The Isley Brothers – Smooth Sailin'". AllMusic. Retrieved June 22, 2014.