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3 + 3 [Original recording remastered, Import]

The Isley Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B00008WT4T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That Lady
2. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
3. If You Were There
4. You Walk Your Way
5. Listen To The Music
6. What It Comes Down To
7. Sunshine (Go Away Today)
8. Summer Breeze
9. The Highways Of My Life
10. That Lady (Recorded Live)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the 70's great Soul albums 23 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
When the 3 brothers who were the vocal group added the 3 younger members of the family (who were an intrumental group previously), they might have hoped, but could hardly have anticipated the enormous success they would enjoy.

The younger guys became the producers and arrangers of the Isleys sound which harnessed the Soul of the original group and added more Funk and Rock influences - 3 + 3 is the result. This was recorded in the same studios at the same time as Stevie Wonder was recording "Talking Book" - there must have been something in the air !!!!

"That Lady" is here in all its 5+ minutes glory, and other originals like "You Walk Your Way" are, for me, the stand outs. But when you add in the covers - each given a whole new angle - you have a classic album, which has undoubtedly influenced many who followed.

Here is a slice of 70's Soul, their best album, and one which sound as good today as it did when I unwrapped the vinyl all those years ago !!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3+3 = 10 out of 10 2 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
What a great classic this is.
Pure 1970s soul/funk played and sung beautifully on a medley of lovely ballads. This is the first LP produced with the old and young members of the Isley brothers brought together, and they produced a fresh, rich sound that still sounds good today.
The most obvious new aspect of the band was Ernie Islay's guitar - his solo on That Lady being one of my favourite all time best, and not far behind is his solo on Summer Breeze. Chris Jasper's keyboards brought in the richness, and his moog on Highways of My Life is just so beautiful. As for the singing - peerless.
Every song is great.
I've never seen any concert footage from this time - if anyone has any, please put it on YouTube - the costumes on the cover suggest a visual treat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Isleys on top 21 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
3+3 is one of the classic 70's soul albums everyone should own.
I bought the original album when it was released in 1973 and have loved it ever since, so it's nice to have a crisp clear CD copy to give my vinyl a bit of a rest!
Not a duff track in sight and Ron's vocals are at his peak.
Just buy it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading information 12 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
The music and the Isleys are great and this is their pivotal album which secured their place in music history.
However, what I am not happy about is that I had to buy this title through a seller. When I do this, I always look for a non US/Overseas supplier as I am not happy with the idea that we cannot do this in the UK. I then chose a Seller advising 'Dispatched from the UK', paying £10= rather than £6= for the privilege, only to find it was dispatched from Germany!!
Not happy at all Amazon..........
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3+3 = Success 8 Sep 2008
By Josephll - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Formed as a Gospel group in 1954 with Brothers O' Kelly, Rudy, Ronnie and Veron Isley. But disaster stroke and Vernon was killed after his bicycle was hit by a car. He was 13. The band quite performing and could have ended up as a fotnote in a local newspaper. But in 1957 they decided to reform and start perform again, they did Doo-Wop at first, However they shortly switched to a mix between Rock N Roll and gritty R&B and they mostly did covers or profesionally penned songs without much personality. In 1964 they became the first ever R&B band to start they own record label, called T-Neck they also recruited the young guitarist Jimi Hendrix who made his first recording on the band's "Testify". Unfortunately it failed and they signed for Motown shortly after and under Berry Gordy and the songwriting team Dozier/Holland/Dozier they made a name of themselves. Their biggest hit was "This Old Heart Of Mine" which was a typical Motown song, catchy, happy and commercial and as good as it was, it wasn't the right thing for them in the long run. In 1969 they emancipated themseselves and re-built the T-Neck label under Buddah. "It's Out Thing" was funky James Brown inspired R&B and the band had once again changed their appearence. The band had now also shortly started to write their own material, but they were still in massive change. On Their next album "The Brothers: Isley" they wrote all of the songs by themselves and standouts were, "I Turned You On", "Was It Good To You" and "The Blacker The Berry" (about the love for dark skinned women). The music was simular to their previous album with alot ofd Funk but they had now founded their trademark sexy/romantic lyricism. On "Brother, Brother, Brother" they once again merged Rock with R&B and with younger brothers Ernie, Marvin and relative Chris Jasper as sidemen they shortly started to look like a rockband simular to Funkadelic and Sly & The Family Stone with both charismatic singers, skilled instrumentalists and genuine songwriters. The few times they made covers, they made them their own. But the birth of the new Isley Brothers is truly when the 3 newbies become permanent members on "3+3" in 1973. Marvin as a funky R&B bassist, Ernie as a profilic Guitarist that loved long blistering solos and Chris Jasper highly influentual with the Keyboards. They Isley brothers was now an all black Rock Band, that loved playing Rock as much as they loved singing R&B.

"3+3", their first album for Epic was a major success. They mixed self-penned material like "Who's That Lady" with Ernie's beautiful distorted guitar solo, closely resembling Hendrix. The amazing melodicism and the memorable hook. Blending diffrent genres successfully thanks to skilled muscians and Ronald singing in his unique sensual voice is what The Isley Brothers are most famous for. Other memorable originals were "If You Were There" which was more pop oriented, and ballad "The Highways Of My Life", but this album also featured several interesting covers. "Summer Breeze" a personal take of Seal & Crofts Folk song which infact is much better then the original with it's unique percussion, guitar riffs and tender vocals. This song also ends with a fantastic guitar solo. The brassy Doobie Brothers cover "Listen To The Music" and the unrecognizable Jonathan Edwards cover "Sunshine". Needless to say, This album stands as the bluprint for alot of their latter music and is one of the finest and most important R&B albums of the 70's.

Overall, After 3+3 The Isley Brother became a band to count on and they continued making good music throughout the 70's and early 80's. Memorable hits like "Fight The Power", "For The Love Of You", "Voyage To Atlantic" are part of their legacy. They flirted with Disco and became one of the pioneers for Quiet Storm with immortal slow jams like "Footsteps In The Dark", "Between The Sheets" and "Chosey lover", aswell as playing a keyrole in Hip Hop as one of the most sampled bands of all time. Ronald Isley also appeared on R. Kelly's 1996 hit "Down Low" and eventhough the brothers are only two these days (Roanld and Ernie) after O'Kelly passed away in 1986 and the other 3 did others things they are still going strong, Their last album to date came in 2006 and was called "Baby Makin' Music (Feat. Ronald Isley AKA Mr. Biggs). Simply put, One of the greatest R&B groups of all time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a legendary era 10 Aug 2008
By Michael O. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the album that transformed The Isley Brothers from a respected but somewhat sporadic hit-making trio into a powerhouse that had 10 gold or platinum albums over the next decade. More specifically, younger brothers Marvin and Ernie Isley and brother-in-law Chris Jasper infused a rock-and-soul formula to the venerable vocals of Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly Isley.

Enough accolades cannot be given to "That Lady," one of the great songs of the '70s that crystalizes the incredible merger of the two generations. From Ronald Isley's whimsical coolness to Ernie Isley's blistering guitar solo, it's still a mesmerizing classic. Moreover, "3+3" has plenty of other gems, starting with their stunning cover of Seals & Crofts' "Summer Breeze" that stands toe-to-toe with "That Lady." Other treasures include "What It Comes Down To (the follow-up to 'That Lady')," "Sunshine (Go Away Today)" and the sincere earnest of "The Highways of My Life."

Even though The Isleys were moving toward a more rock-oriented sound prior to the younger members joining, the newer members' incredible musicianship and songwriting gave the older members the consistently high quality material they rarely had. "3+3" is essentially for anyone who not only is an Isley Brothers fan, but a '70s soul fan.
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By Mr. Nightshift - Published on Amazon.com
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After having several successful singles from the early 60's to late 60's The Isley Brothers had a solid chart run, but NO "Hit" albums to boost. In the early 70's they added 3 more members (2 younger Brothers & Their Brother-In-Law), changed their known Soul-R&B sound, added the powerful guitar of younger Brother Ernie (Who played just as good as Jimi Hendrix), and went straight up Funk-R&B with just a taste of Rock....The Isley Brothers not only had Back-To-Back Billboard Charted Hit Singles (Several going #1 and/or Top Ten), But a long string of Gold & Platinuim sellers starting with this Gold Selling Album "3 + 3" project! It included the #2 Gold Selling Billboard Smash Single "That Lady" which was a remake of one of their Non Charting singles from the Mid 60's. Shortly after the album was released came the Top Ten Smash Single (From the Album) "What It Comes Down To", and returned again with another Top Ten Smash Single (Also from the same Album) in early '74 entitled "Summer Breeze" which showcase how the Isleys could turn a remake of a Pop Smash into 6:00 of Soul 'n' Funk. Their 'Hit' streak on T-Neck continued for about 10 years, but it all started with this one!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3+3= DOUBLE UP GREAT!! 9 Nov 2009
By Ian Moodie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
My, my, the lives of the Isley Brothers is special, because the three older brothers were great by themselves, then comes the younger brothers, Ernie, Marvin and cousin in law Chris Jasper on board!! and the Isleys become supergreat!!.A masterful vocal and instrumental supergroup!.It's evident all over this classic album,the mega hits,"that lady" and "summer breeze" perfect pieces right out!!.Other solid cuts are "don't let me be lonely tonight" and "the highways of my life". Give an ear to "if you were there","you walk your way" and "sunshine",and you will agree that this album is an absolute essential in any music stock, it can fit with any group!!!.
A major turning point in the right direction for the Isleys!!. I proudly recomend this piece to all Isley fans, and fans of great music in the real sense, satisfaction is rapped up in this one!!.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC ! 30 Jun 2013
By james goodridge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Had this album during the time of my 1st bona fide girl friend. A lot of bitter sweet puppy love memoires, and that's what makes it so GREAT !
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