Monday, June 1, 2009
TESTIFY (PARTS 1 AND 2)
"Testify, Parts I and II" is a single released by the Isley Brothers in 1964. It is one of two singles to feature a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar, the other being "Move Over and Let Me Dance". Both singles failed to chart. It was their first of three singles from the T-Neck label.
Regardless, "Testify" marked a historic pairing of talent, and yielded a ferocious R&B workout, which is what the Isleys did best--energetic and danceable soul music to the core.