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RIP Marvin Isley

June 8, 2010

Sad news reaches us about the death of soul legend Marvin Isley at the age of 56.

Marvin was one of the “young three” members of the Isley Brothers who catapulted the group from a moderately popular R&B act to one of the greatest funk and soul groups of all time. 

Marvin’s entry into the group in the early 70s, along with guitarist supreme Ernie Isley and keyboardist Chris Jasper, began a string of monster hits and a new aggressive sound for the Isleys that virtually defined 70s funk. 

He left the group due to his illness in the mid 90s and became a spokesman for diabetes awareness

Read Soul Tracks’ tribute to Marvin in full here:

http://www.soultracks.com/story-marvin-isley-dies

Read the New York Times report here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/arts/music/08isley.html

Finally watch the classic Isley Jasper Isley hit Caravan of Love here:

RIP Marvin

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