Isley-Jasper-Isley

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Isley-Jasper-Isley
Origin Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Rock and roll, R&B, soul, rock, funk
Years active 1984–1988
Labels CBS Associated Records
Associated acts The Isley Brothers
Past members

Isley-Jasper-Isley was a splinter group of the Isley Brothers formed in 1984 by brother-in-law Chris Jasper (keyboards), Ernie Isley (lead guitar) and Marvin Isley (bass), due to creative differences that arose among the group.

Jasper, a classically trained musician and composer and the key songwriter, producer and arranger of the Isley Brothers music, became the lead vocalist on most of the trio's recordings, and was also responsible for the majority of the writing and production for the new group. The older Isley Brothers returned to their original vocal trio formation and continued to record, employing a number of musicians, producers and writers to fill the void left by Chris, Ernie, and Marvin.

Isley/Jasper/Isley released three albums on their CBS Associated Records label, including Caravan of Love, which featured the #1 out-of-the-box title hit, written and sung by Chris and subsequently covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, who made “Caravan” an international #1 pop hit. “Caravan of Love” has also been used in the Dodge Caravan commercials, was recorded by Marvin Sapp on the WOW 2000 gospel album, and has become an anthem sung by numerous groups and individuals throughout the world who have made their unique version of the song available on YouTube.

In 1988, Isley/Jasper/Isley disbanded. The Isley-Jasper-Isley half of the group was inducted with the rest of the Isleys in 1992 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2014. At various times, younger brothers Marvin and Ernie Isley returned to perform with older brother Ronald Isley. Marvin Isley died from complications of diabetes in 2010 and Ernie Isley continues to perform with older brother Ronald Isley as The Isley Brothers.

Chris Jasper continued as a solo artist and producer, forming his own independent record label, Gold City Records. He has released ten solo albums since the breakup of Isley-Jasper-Isley, including Inspired: By Love, By Life, By the Spirit in January 2013. In May 2014, Chris Jasper released "The One", the title track from his next CD scheduled for a late summer 2014 release. Notably, Chris Jasper has continued to write, record and perform all the music on his solo albums and produce artists for his Gold City label.

Discography

Albums

Broadway's Closer to Sunset Blvd. (1984)

Information is based on the album’s Liner notes[1]

  1. Sex Drive (5:28)
    Background Vocals: Audrey Wheeler & Sandy Barber
  2. Serve You Right (5:07)
  3. I Can't Get Over Losin' You (4:05)
    Background Vocals: Audrey Wheeler & Sandy Barber
    Congas: Mr. Kevin Jones
  4. Kiss and Tell (5:28)
  5. Love Is Gonna Last Forever (4:28)
  6. Broadway Closer to Sunset Blvd. (3:33)
  7. Look the Other Way (5:06)
  8. Break This Chain (4:30)
    Congas: Mr. Kevin Jones
Notes
  • All Tracks written, produced & arranged by Isley-Jasper-Isley
  • Additional Background Vocals performed by Isley-Jasper-Isley
Personnel

Caravan of Love (1985)

Information is based on Liner notes[2]

  1. Dancin' Around the World (6:04)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  2. Insatible Woman (5:12)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
  3. I Can Hardly Wait (4:12)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
  4. Liberation (5:26)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  5. Caravan of Love (5:41)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
  6. If You Believe in Love (4:00)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  7. High Heel Syndrome (5:08)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley & Chris Jasper
Notes
  • All Tracks written, produced and arranged by Isley Jasper Isley
  • All Background Vocals performed by Isley Jasper Isley
Personnel
  • Marvin Isley - Fender Bass, Bass Synthesizer, Roland Synthesizer, Percussion
  • Chris Jasper - Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Additional Synthesizers, Percussion
  • Ernie Isley - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Percussion
  • David Dachinger - Recording Engineer, Audio Mixing
  • Tom Vercillo - Assistant Engineer

Different Drummer (1987)

Information is based on Liner notes[3]

  1. Different Drummer (5:46) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  2. 8th Wonder of the World (5:30) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
    Congas: Kevin Jones
  3. Blue Rose (5:54) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  4. Do It Right (4:05) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
    Congas: Kevin Jones
  5. Givin' You Back the Love (5:24) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
    Congas: Kevin Jones
  6. A Once in a Lifetime Lady (4:22) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
  7. For the Sake of Love (5:15) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Ernie Isley
  8. Brother to Brother (3:49) (Written by Deborah McDuffie)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
  9. I Wanna Be Yours (4:30) (Written by Isley Jasper Isley)
    Lead Vocals: Chris Jasper
Note
  • All Tracks produced by Isley-Jasper-Isley and Rich Novak
  • All Tracks arranged by Isley-Jasper-Isley
Personnel
  • Ernie Isley - Lead Guitar, Drums, Additional Percussion
  • Chris Jasper - Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Additional Synthesizers, Additional Percussion
  • Marvin Isley - Fender Bass, Electric Bass played by, Roland Synthesizer, Additional Synthesizers, Additional Percussion, Background Vocals
  • Carol Cafiero - Assistant Engineer
  • David Dachinger - Recording Engineer, Audio Mixing
  • Lance McVicar - Assistant Engineer
  • Billy Messinetti - Additional Music Programming, Simmons SD VII
  • Rich Novak - Assistant Engineer
  • Tim Reppert - Assistant Engineer
  • Ed Tuton - Additional Music Programming, DX7, Linn 9000
  • Tom Vercillo - Assistant Engineer

Compilations

  • 2003: The Best of Isley-Jasper-Isley: Caravan of Love
  • 2010: Broadway's Closer to Sunset Boulevard/Caravan of Love/Different Drummer [double cd]

Singles

  • 1984: "Kiss & Tell" (#63 US Pop; #52 US R&B, #46 US Dance Club Play)
  • 1984: "Look the Other Way" (#14 US R&B)
  • 1985: "Caravan of Love" (#51 US Pop; #1 US R&B)
  • 1986: "Insatiable Woman" (#13 US R&B)
  • 1987: "8th Wonder of the World" (#18 US R&B)
  • 1988: "Givin' You Back the Love" (#15 US R&B)

Music videos

  • 1984: Kiss & Tell
  • 1984: Look the Other Way
  • 1985: Caravan of Love
  • 1985: Insatible Woman

References

  1. ^ Isley-Jasper-Isley. “Broadway’s Closer to Sunset Blvd.” (Album notes). CBS Associated Records. 1984.
  2. ^ Isley-Jasper-Isley. “Caravan of Love” (Album notes). Epic. 1985.
  3. ^ Isley-Jasper-Isley. “Different Drummer”. CBS Associated Records. 1987.

External links

  • Official Website of Chris Jasper
  • Chris Jasper on Facebook
  • Chris Jasper's Youtube Channel
  • Gold City Records
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