Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at tampabay. Please consider subscribing or donating. Imagine being Ronald Isley at a wedding. Imagine walking the room, saying hi to family and friends, congratulating the bride and groom … and then the DJ plays Shout. They were doing all those things that we used to sing about. Sixty years later, the Isley Brothers are still singing Shout , and fans are still kicking their heels up. A decade ago, the future of the Isley Brothers — now just Ronald and guitarist Ernie — was in question, as Ronald Isley was serving a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion. It just gives you a great feeling and keeps me young to be in front of the audience, doing what I love to do.
This makes the Isley Brothers … as close to genius as any other pop act. In , the brothers formed their own quartet. After the death of Vernon in a bicycle accident, the Isley brothers stopped performing for a year or so and then revived their act as a pop trio. They also recorded a few singles for the Gone label. An appearance at Washington, D. Addresses: Home — New Jersey and California.