THE ISLEy BROTHERS & CARLOS SANTANA
Power Of Peace 7/10
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.