The Isley Brothers (Featuring Ronald Isley) new album, Baby Makin' Music, is due out in stories April 11th, 2006.
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BABY MAKIN' MUSIC , a natural title for a new album by [b]The Isley Brothers[/b] featuring Ron Isley aka “Mr. Biggs” For, in the annals of contemporary music, few groups or artists can lay claim to creating as many slow jams and bedroom classics, classics that set the perfect right mood for romance leading to seduction, seduction leading to passion and, yes, in more than one instance, passion as a prelude to a rise in the birth rate! “Yes, we’ve been making baby-makin’ music for quite a while,” Ron grins with confidence, aware that his smooth-yet-soulful vocal style has brought pleasure to millions of music lovers for five decades now.
The Isleys’ catalog, filled with funky grooves like “It’s Your Thing,” “Fight The Power” and “Take Me To The Next Phase” is also rich with eternal love songs like “In Between The Sheets,” “For The Love Of You,” “Summer Breeze,” “Smooth Sailin’ Tonight,” “Voyage To Atlantis” and in more recent times, “Floatin’ On Your Love,” the 2001 pop/R&B smash “Contagious.” And for good measure, there’s Ron’s now-firmly established musical character “Mr. Biggs” offering “Down Low (Nobody Has To Know),” the 1996 hit collaboration with R. Kelly, showing another side of love, the lyrical subject matter for more than a few Isley standards…
Now comes BABY MAKIN’ MUSIC, the team’s first CD for Def Soul, following in the tradition of great Isley Brothers’ records, filled with new love odes, hit cuts and future classics. From the album’s first single, the inviting, instantly memorable “Just Came Here To Chill” - a tune Ron says “sounds like vintage Isley Brothers” - written and produced by Troy Taylor (known for his work with Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and Yolanda Adams among others) and Gordon Chambers (Grammy-award winning writer for Anita Baker and producer for Aretha Franklin, Brandy and others) to the insistent “Blast Off,” a new duet between “Mr. Biggs” and R. Kelly, completed just weeks before the album’s release, BABY MAKIN’ MUSIC continues the Isleys’ legacy without missing a beat.
Feeling that the Isley Brothers are finally getting their due recognition for decades of great music, Ron says he still finds it hard to believe how so many of the group’s classics are constantly being used in movies, as samples by new artists and on television commercials. “I hear “Shout” more today than I heard it when we first did it and I didn’t know songs like “It’s Your Thing” and “That Lady” would have ‘legs’. You see, music has been my whole life. I listen to music every single day. It’s our way of expressing ourselves,” Ron Isley says of himself and his brother Ernie. And with a sumptuous new album in the form of BABY MAKIN’ MUSIC, The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley (aka “Mr Biggs”) are continuing – as the title of their 1996 hit album implies – their lifelong ‘mission to please,’ giving their loyal fans what they’ve come to expect from this enduring group while creating classic cuts for a new generation.
The Isley Brothers "Just Came to Chill" audio (windows media):