If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you know Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, CHRIS JASPER, an integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the 3+3 (1973) to Between the Sheets (1983) albums. These were the years when THE ISLEY BROTHERS were a self-produced, self-contained group.
If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you have heard the music of CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily responsible for writing, arranging and producing all of THE ISLEY BROTHERS music during this time, including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, are the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” When the six members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS disbanded (1984), Marvin and Ernie Isley joined CHRIS JASPER and formed ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY. Without this crucial musical component, THE ISLEY BROTHERS were no longer a self-produced, self-contained group.
CHRIS JASPER brought his “unique sound” and musical talents to ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY, and topped the charts singing lead vocals on “Caravan of Love” (1985), a song that was covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, an international #1 pop hit. “Caravan” was also used in commercials as part of a Dodge Caravan advertising campaign. He was also awarded a CEBA Award For Excellence for a Miller Brewing Company commercial. The music for that commercial formed the basis for “Brother to Brother” from the “Different Drummer” album, which supported the anti-apartheid struggle going on in South Africa at that time. His music has also been used in radio and television commercials, including “Who’s That Lady” (Swiffer) and “Between The Sheets” (L’Oreal). chrisjasper.com/chris_jasper__...aphydiscography
01.Johnnie Taylor - I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
02.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
03.The Temptations - My Girl
04.Redbone - Come and Get Your Love
05.Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
06.Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
07.Ray Charles - I Cant Stop Loving You
08.Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
09.Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love
10.Paul McCartney - Yesterday
11.The Brothers Johnson - Stomp!
12.Four Tops - Reach Out (Ill Be There)
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
14.The Commodores - Three Times A Lady (Long Version)
15.Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
16.Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Aint No Mountain High Enough
17.Ramsey Lewis Trio - The In Crowd
18.Earth Wind Fire - Love Has Found Its Way
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