THE IS­LEy BROTHERS & CARLOS SANTANA

Power Of Peace 7/10

UNCUT - - New Albums I’m New Here - Santana joins the Is­leys for a heavy funk-rock sum­mit JoHN lEWIS

Santana and his drum­ming mis­sus, Cindy Black­man, head up this 12-track col­lec­tion of R&B cov­ers (Marvin, Ste­vie, Bacharach, etc), but this is an al­bum dom­i­nated by the two re­main­ing Is­ley Brothers. Ron­ald Is­ley’s dis­tinc­tive tenor groan sounds par­tic­u­larly good on slowies such as “Mercy Mercy Me” and Leon Thomas’ “Let The Rain Fall On Me”. Ernie Is­ley shares axe du­ties with Carlos: the pair unite ef­fec­tively to trans­form Wil­lie Dixon’s “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” into a Led Zep-sized banger.

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