Black Ancestors : Marvin Isley youngest of the brothers passed on at 56

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    Marvin Isley, Bassist in Isley Brothers, Dies at 56


    Marvin Isley, a bassist who provided the foundation for his family’s hit-making R&B band, the Isley Brothers, died on Sunday June 6 , 2010 at a hospice near his home in Chicago. He was 56 and the youngest of the brothers.

    The cause was diabetes, said Chris Jasper, a cousin who was the Isley Brothers’ keyboard player for many years. Marvin Isley had fought diabetes for more than 20 years and in 1997 lost his legs to the disease.
    The band had two distinct phases. The first, in the late 1950s and early ’60s, was as a vocal group made up of the three older brothers: Ronald, as the booming lead singer, and O’Kelly and Rudolph as backup. Then in 1973, Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, a guitarist, and their cousin Chris joined the group. It was the start of the band’s greatest run of hits. From 1975 to 1980, the Isley Brothers had 14 Top 10 R&B records, including “Fight the Power Part 1,” “Harvest for the World,” and “Livin’ in the Life.”
    In 1984, Marvin, Ernie and Chris split from the older brothers and formed their own group, Isley Jasper Isley, and in 1985 had a No. 1 R&B hit, the gospel-inspired “Caravan of Love.”
    Marvin Isley was born in Cincinnati on Aug. 18, 1953, the youngest son of O’Kelly and Sally Isley.

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    Very sad to see a man in his prime gone to a rising killer of blacks, this is a wake up call to eat right and get routine check ups, which many tend not to do. Rest in peace.
     
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