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THE ISLEY BROTHERS

The "Testify" -single was reviewed in Cash Box issue 13 June 1964:
"The Isley Bros. can quickly get back in their money-making ways with this first-rate candidate tabbed "Testify." The self-penned pop-r&b blueser is a rollicking fast-moving soulful affair which cleverly utilizes a Beatles-styled Mersey Beat for a few bars. The attractive 'part two' coupler is much the same as the top side but incorporates some effective snatches of humor."

There are 3 different pressings of the "Testify" 45.


Released in USA
Title: Testify (Part I) / Testify (Part II) - 7" single

Composers:
Testify - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: early June 1964 1
Label: T-Neck
Catalog number: 45-501

This pressing has the "T-NECK" -text in very thick lettering, with "Part I" and "Part II" in upper- and lowercase letters.

Exists with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- White label

Stock copy:
Matrix A: on label: TN-7920 on vinyl: W      TN-7920-11      AT   (all scratched)
Matrix B: on label: TN-7921 on vinyl: W      TN-7921-11      AT   (all scratched)

Testify Part I
Testify Part II

White label:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?
Scans available at
Side A www.45cat.com
Side B www.45cat.com


Released in USA
Title: Testify (Part I) / Testify (Part II) - 7" single

Composers:
Testify - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: early June 1964 1
Label: T-Neck
Catalog number: 45-501

This pressing has the "T-NECK" -text in very thick lettering, with "Part I" and "Part II" in uppercase letters only. Notice also that "PART II" is misspelled "PART I1"

Exists with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- White label

Stock copy:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?
Scans available at
Side A www.45cat.com
Side B www.45cat.com

White label:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?
Scans available at www.jimihendrixcollector.com




Released in USA
Title: Testify (Part I) / Testify (Part II) - 7" single

Composers:
Testify - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: early June 1964 1
Label: T-Neck
Catalog number: 45-501

This pressing has the "T-NECK" -text in much thinner lettering.

Only one label seems to exist:
- White label "Promotional Copy Not For Sale"

White label:
Matrix A: on label: TN-7920 on vinyl: W      TN-7920-22      AT   (all scratched)
Matrix B: on label: TN-7921 on vinyl: W      TN-7921-22      AT   (all scratched)

Testify Part I
Testify Part II



The "Move Over And Let Me Dance" -single seems to have received little promotion at the time of release, I haven`t found any reviews or ads for it.

There are 3 different pressings of the "Move Over And Let Me Dance" 45.


Released in USA
Titles: Move Over And Let Me Dance / Have You Ever Been Disappointed - 7" single

Composers:
Move Over And Let Me Dance - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley) 
Have You Ever Been Disappointed - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Arranger: Teacho Wilshire
Conductor: Teacho Wilshire
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: late September 1965 2
Label: Atlantic
Catalog number: 45-2303

This pressing has the "Pub., T-Neck" and "BMI" -credits on separate lines. With a large ®-sign under the "A" of Atlantic.

The "LW" in the vinyl matrix stands for: 4
Long Wear Stamper Corp.
36-41 36th St. Long Island City 6, N.Y.

Exists with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- White label with "Plug Side" -text on the A side

Stock copy:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?

Move Over And Let Me Dance
Have You Ever Been Disappointed

White label:
The matrix number was read from a scan so it is not 100% certain...
Matrix A: on label: A-9198 on vinyl: W A 9198 -   1      LW(?)    AT (all scratched)
Matrix B: on label: A-9199 on vinyl: W A 9199 -   1      LW(?)    AT (all scratched)

Move Over And Let Me Dance
Have You Ever Been Disappointed




Released in USA
Titles: Move Over And Let Me Dance / Have You Ever Been Disappointed - 7" single

Composers:
Move Over And Let Me Dance - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley) 
Have You Ever Been Disappointed - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Arranger: Teacho Wilshire
Conductor: Teacho Wilshire
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: late September 1965 2
Label: Atlantic
Catalog number: 45-2303

This pressing has the "Pub., T-Neck" and "BMI" -credits on the same line. With a large ®-sign under the "A" of Atlantic.

The "LW" in the vinyl matrix stands for: 4
Long Wear Stamper Corp.
36-41 36th St. Long Island City 6, N.Y.

Exists with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- White label with "Plug Side" -text on the A side

Stock copy:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?
No image available

White label with "Plug Side" -text on the A side:
Matrix A: W    A-9198 -    1        LW        AT
Matrix B: W    A-9199 -    1        LW        AT

Move Over And Let Me Dance
Have You Ever Been Disappointed



Released in USA
Titles: Move Over And Let Me Dance / Have You Ever Been Disappointed - 7" single

Composers:
Move Over And Let Me Dance - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley) 
Have You Ever Been Disappointed - (O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley)
Arranger: Teacho Wilshire
Conductor: Teacho Wilshire
Producers: O´Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley
Release date: late September 1965 2
Label: Atlantic
Catalog number: 45-2303

This pressing has the "Pub., T-Neck" and "BMI" -credits on the same line. With an unreadably small ®-sign under the "A" of Atlantic.

Manufactured by:
Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
4852 West Jefferson Boulevard., Los Angeles, California, USA

The pressing plant can be identified by the "MR" inside a circle stamped on the vinyl 3

The "LW" in the vinyl matrix stands for: 4
Long Wear Stamper Corp.
36-41 36th St. Long Island City 6, N.Y.

Exists with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- White label with "Plug Side" -text on the A side

Stock copy:
Matrix A: W    A-9198 - 21   MR    LW    Δ 58619    AT
Matrix B: W    A-9199 - 21   MR    LW    Δ 58619-X    AT

Move Over And Let Me Dance
Have You Ever Been Disappointed
Sleeve

White label with "Plug Side" -text on the A side:
Matrix A: ?
Matrix B: ?
No image available





SOURCES
1 The single is reviewed in Cash Box issue 13 June 1964

2 The single is included in Billboard issue 25 September 1965 under "Top R&B Jockeys` Pick-Of-The-Week", Bill Johnson from WUST in Washington includes the single in his list.
Record World issue 2 October 1965 includes several mentions of the single under the "R&B Beat" -section, the following DJs list it:
Paul Johnson, WITH, Baltimore
Ernie Durham, WJBL, Detroit
Nickie Lee, WAME, Miami
Georgie Woods & Jimmy Bishop, WDAS, Philadelphia
All of the entries are misspelled "Isely Bros". None of the lists in the previous issue, 25 September 1965, include any mention of the Isley Brothers. And none of the lists in the following issue, 9 October 1965, include the Isleys either - seems the single didn`t take off.

Also, the Monarch pressing of this single has the Monarch Delta number 58619. According to the chart at http://www.anorakscorner.com/PressingPlantInfo.html this indicates the time of pressing to be circa September 1965.

So based on the available evidence the single most likely was released in late September 1965.

3 Monarch pressing plant address published in Cash Box 14 August 1965 and 5 July 1969. Plant identification info is available at http://www.anorakscorner.com/PressingPlantInfo.html
"Each disc has their "MR" within a circle in the deadwax, and then a "Delta number", which consists of a scratched in triangle shape followed by a 5 digit number. It appears on both sides of a disc with an "X" added for the B.side. Note that the Delta/triangle system was not exclusive to Monarch, and other companies such as ALCO ( see below) also utilised it indicating that they produced the metal masters for pressing from. Record labels may use one company to produce the masters and another to actually press the discs - Monarch had the capability to manufacture discs. It is also worth noting that another metalwork company, AFM Engineering could also press records, but they used vinyl whereas Monarch produced styrene discs (injection moulded) rather than 'pressed/stamped' out vinyl."

4 The information about the "LW" abbreviation standing for  Long Wear Stamper Corp. comes from http://www.anorakscorner.com/PressingPlantInfo.html and https://www.discogs.com/label/438055-Longwear-Plating?page=21. The address for the company was published in a full page ad in the Cash Box 14 August 1965 issue. Lot`s of Atlantic releases were pressed from Long Wear Stamper Corp. stampers.