The longtime lead vocalist for the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley helmed the influential family group for close to a half century, a period spanning not only two generations of siblings but also massive cultural shifts that heralded their music's transformation from gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk. Ronald could sing rock & roll as well as funk and soul. In fact, Ronald is considered one of the original belters and vocalists of the rock era. As one of the founding members of the Isley Brothers his vocals have helped the Isleys become the longest-running charted group in music history. Few bands or artists could get away with having a hit in 1959, and still make hits in the new millennium.
For three decades, pint - sized, soul stirring songstress Teena Marie has undeniably been a force to be reckoned with in the thirty years of her professional performing career. The accomplished singer, songwriter, producer and arranger has managed to consistently capture the hearts and spirits of millions of fans with her music. As we've listened to the passionate R&B grooves on her thirteen studio albums and equal number of compilations, the love and emotion Teena Marie has expressed flows like the purest waterfall.