“This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)” Performed By The Isley Brothers (1966)

June 11, 2009

Isley Bros June 09 #2

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#6 R&B, #12 Pop

This was the group’s biggest chart topper during their short tenure at Motown.

I just had to do two Isley Brothers posts in a row because  Ron Isley’s tenor is  “contagious”  like  those chips that you just can’t eat just one of (LOL).  I promise a new Motown Guy group next post — but in the mean time please enjoy this favorite of mine.  Listen to those Funk Brothers  horns: aren’t they just fabulous on this  Lamont Dozier/Eddie Holland/Brian Holland/Sylvia Moy classic?!

The Isley Brothers were *finally* inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as performers in 1992. You may read a brief career biography on the Brothers at the Rock Hall site here.

Musically Yours,


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1 SupaStarry June 11, 2009 at 1:06 pm

this is one of my favorite Isley Brothers song! i see why it was such a big hit. i read on wikipedia that this was originally meant for the Supremes but im happy it went to them lol


2 singer01 June 15, 2009 at 4:31 am

I really love them, Isley Brothers is one of my favorite artist… And i love to listen with their songs…


3 sondan June 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

If what Wiki says is true, then I would have to agree with you Supa, that that The Isleys were the better choice for this song. I will have to do a bit of research on that statement though because of the source. (SMILE)


4 SupaStarry June 13, 2009 at 3:40 pm

yea, cant ever be too sure with wiki


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