While death is inevitably a part of life, that truth doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to those who have died. We look back at some of the greats who passed away in 2023.

Rudolph Isley, the visionary founder of The Isley Brothers, has passed away at the age of 84. He died Wednesday, October 12th in Illinois, and the exact cause of his passing is unknown, as reported by TMZ. An inside source shared with the news outlet that it is believed he suffered a heart attack. The […] The post Isley Brothers Founder, Rudolph Isley, Dies at Age 84 appeared first on 101.1 The Wiz.

TMZ is reporting that Rudolph Isley, a founding member of The Isley Brothers, has filed a lawsuit against his younger brother, Ron Isley, accusing him of filing the trademark for the family band's name and taking all of the profits for himself.

Get your week off to a good start with some Love and R&B! Tonight we’re bringing back the goodies from yesteryear with a segment called ‘Sunday Night Classics’. Join us at 7pm through midnight for the music you won’t hear anywhere else. There are many artists that put out classic songs. But how many of […]

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Black Music Month originated in 1979.  President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

It’s time for you to unwind with the #WNMC. Tonight we’re featuring music from one of the most soulful R&B groups ever, The Isley Brothers. One of the founding members Rudolph Isley will be 77 years old this Friday April 1st and we’re going to play some of their classics to get the birthday celebration […]

A great deal of talented groups have come out of the Mid-West, to include the legendary Isley Brothers. They were originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. As of 2013, the Isley Brothers continue to perform under the lineup of Ronald and Ernie. The legendary group is […]

Ron Isley is showing no signs of slowing down. Check out the music icon’s impromptu performance before taping “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He recently dropped his album This Song Is For You, with the first single “Dinner and a Movie.” More on Ron Isley’s new album

Ronald Isley may not be in a museum but that doesn’t mean he’s not a national treasure. The lead singer of the Isley Brothers has…

Ronald Isley, former lead vocalist and composer for the Isley Brothers began his career in the church. A the age of three he won a $25 war bond for singing at a spiritual contest. By the age of seven, Ronald was singing on-stage at venues such as the Regal Theater in Chicago, alongside Dinah Washington […]

Music Icon Ron Isley has been in the music industry for over 50 years and he continues to reinvent himself. He’s garnered many fans along the way and there’s rumors that he’s recording and working on new material. Here’s a new track from Mr. Big – “Dinner and a Movie.” Listen and tell us what […]

jungle boogie (jungle –oft attrib to Hindi jangal + boogie – prob alter of bogle – goblin, object of fear) a 1974 hit by Kool & the Gang, frequently sampled by hip-hop artists, perhaps the funkiest piece of music ever recorded.