T-Neck Album Discography
By Patrice Eyries, David Edwards, and Mike Callahan
Last update: October 21, 2005

T-Neck was formed by The Isley Brothers (Rudolph, Ronald & O'Kelly) after they left Motown, presumably over disagreement about production. The name of the label comes from their hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey. Their leaving Motown was fairly predictable, as they had recorded for more than a half-dozen labels since the mid-1950s, and never stayed long with any of them. By starting their own label, they apparently subscribed to the philosophy, "If you want it done right, do it yourself."

The move from Motown proved to be successful. They scored instantly with the anthemic "It's Your Thing," the first hit record of a very successful label. Mostly, T-Neck proved to be a vehicle for the brothers' recorded works, with few other artists. The distribution was first managed by Buddah Records, but in 1973, T-Neck switch its distribution to Epic and the label kept on releasing records until the mid 1980s.

The first label was orange with black lettering, with "T NECK" written in white capital letters in a large blue T with blue sidelines at the top of the label. The following text was written in the form of an arc at the bottom of the label: "EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED BY BUDDAH RECORDS - 1650 BROADWAY N.Y.C." with a small Buddah logo (i.e. the famous " Shiva " statue) in between the words "Buddah" and "Records". The orange color changed slightly (faded orange) over the years, like the text at the bottom of the label, with the address moving to "810 7TH AVE. N.Y.C. 10019".

When the distribution switched to Epic/Columbia, the label changed as well, to a plain and unimaginative orange one with "TNECK" written in white capital letters at the top of the label. Promotional albums for the Epic-distributed albums were plain white with black print.

All releases were stereo only. The track listing below is given in playing sequence whenever this information was available. The songs on the albums whose catalog numbers are marked with an asterisk (*) are given in alphabetical order because the exact playing order is not known to us. We would appreciate this information from anyone who has it.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with T-Neck Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

3000 series (Distributed by Buddah):

TNS 3001 - It's Our Thing - Isley Brothers [1969] (5-69, #22) I Know Who You Been Socking It To/Somebody Been Messin'/Save Me/I Must Be Losing My Touch/Feel Like The World//It's Your Thing/Give The Women What They Want/Love Is What You Make It/Don't Give It Away/He's Got Your Love

TNS 3002 - The Brothers: Isley - Isley Brothers [1969] (10-69, #180) I Turned You On/Vacuum Cleaner/I Got To Get Myself Together/What Is Good To You/The Blacker The Berry//My Little Girl/Get Down Off Of The Train/Holding On/Feels Like The World

TNS 3003 - Privilege - Privilege [1969] Traitor/It's Yesterday/The Quiz/Circling/People//Going Down/Purple Dog/Easter/Taking Care Of You/Sojourn

TNS 3004 - Live at Yankee Stadium - Various Artists [1969] (10-69, #169) (2-LP set)

TNS 3005 - The Isley Brothers Way - Baby Cortez [1969] I Know Who You Been Socking It To/Love Is What You Make It/Somebody's Been Messin'/Save Me/It's Your Thing//I Turned You On/Feel Like The World/He's Got Your Love/Give The Women What They Want/I Must Be Losing My Touch

TNS 3006 - Get into Something - Isley Brothers [1970] Get Into Something/Freedom/Take Inventory/Keep On Doin'/Girls Will Be Girls//I Need You So/If He Can You Can/I Got To Find Me One/Beautiful/Bless Your Heart

TNS 3007 - In the Beginning - Isley Brothers & Jimi Hendrix [1971] (Mid-'60s recordings with Jimi Hendrix as backing musician) Move Over Let Me Dance (Part I)/Have You Ever Been Disappointed (Part I & Part II)/Testify (Part I & Part II)/Move Over Let Me Dance (Part II)//Wild Little Tiger/The Last Girl/Simon Says/Looking For A Love

TNS 3008 - Givin' It Back - Isley Brothers [1971] (9-71, #71) Ohio - Machine Gun/Fire And Rain/Lay Lady Lay//Spill The Wine/Nothing To Do But Today/Cold Bologna/Love The One You're With

TNS 3009 - Brother, Brother, Brother - Isleys [1972] (7-72, #29) (Group name is "The Isleys" only for this album) Brother, Brother/Put A Little Love In Your Heart/Sweet Seasons/Keep On Walkin'/Work To Do/Pop Thant Thang/Lay Away//It's Too Late/Love Put Me On The Corner

TNS 3010-2 - The Isleys Live - Isley Brothers [1973] (3-73, #139) (2-LP set) Work To Do/It's Too Late//It's Your Thing/Pop That Thang/Love The One You're With//Lay Lady Lay/Lay Away//Ohio/Machine Gun

*TNS 3011 - Isleys' Greatest Hits - Isley Brothers [1973] (12-73, #195) Brother, Brother/Freedom/Get Into Something/I Know Who You Been Socking It To/I Turned You On/It's Your Thing/Keep On Doin'/Lay Away/Love The One You're With/Pop That Thang/Shout (Part 1)/Spill The Wine/Vacuum Cleaner/Work To Do

CBS consolidated series (Distributed by CBS):

In 1973, as distribution switches to Epic/Columbia, the CBS catalog numbering policy is used. This numbering system included all the CBS and CBS-distributed labels in one numbering sequence, regardless of label. It began with 30000 in 1970, and used various prefixes to denote the labels (CK=Columbia, EK=Epic, etc.) This explains why the T-Neck numbers are discontinuous. CBS- distributed labels were initially given the prefix ZK, and the letter Q within the prefix means Quadrophonic. Later, the ZK prefix was changed to PZ, and both new issues and reissues of KZ catalog numbers used the prefix PZ. CBS also used other prefixes for their distributed labels, such as JZ or FZ at various times. These usually indicated pricing.

KZ/PZ/ZQ 32453 - 3+3 - Isley Brothers [1973] (9-73, #8) That Lady (Part I & II)/Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight/If You Were There/You Walk Your Way/Listen To The Music//What It Comes Down To/Sunshine (Go Away Today)/Summer Breeze/The Highways Of Life

*KZ/PZ/PZQ 33070 - Live It Up - Isley Brothers [1974] (9-74, #14) Ain't I Been Good To You (Parts 1 & 2)/Brown Eyed Girl/Hello It's Me/Live It Up (Parts 1 & 2)/Lover's Eve/Midnight Sky (Parts 1 & 2)/Need A Little Taste Of Love

PZ 33536 - The Heat Is On - Isley Brothers [1975] (6-75, #1) Fight The Power (Parts 1 & 2)/The Heat Is On (Part 1 & 2)/Hope You Feel Better Love (Parts 1 & 2)//For The Love Of You (Parts 1 & 2)/Sensuality (Parts 1 & 2)/Make Me Say It Again Girl (Parts 1 & 2)

PZ/PZQ 33809 - Harvest for the World - Isley Brothers [1976] (5-76, #9) Harvest For The World (Prelude)/Harvest For The World/People Of Today/Who Loves You Better//(At Your Best) Your Are Love/Let Me Down Easy/So You Wanna Stay Down/You Still Feel The Need

PZ/PZQ 34432 - Go for Your Guns - Isley Brothers [1977] (4-77, #6) The Pride (Parts 1 & 2)/Footsteps In The Dark (Parts 1 & 2)/Tell Me When You Need It Again (Parts 1 & 2)//Climbin' Up The Ladder (Parts 1 & 2)/Voyage To Atlantis/Livin' In The Life/Go For Your Guns

*PZ 34452 - Forever Gold - Isley Brothers [1977] (8-77, #58) (At Your Best) You Are Love/Fight The Power (Parts 1 & 2)/For The Love Of You (Parts 1 & 2)/Harvest For The World/Hello It's Me/Hope Your Feel Better Love (Parts 1 & 2)/Live It Up (Parts 1 & 2)/Summer Breeze/That Lady (Part I & II)

JZ/PZ 34930 - Showdown - Isley Brothers [1978] (4-78, #4) Showdown (Part 1 & 2)/Groove With You/Ain't Givin' Up No Love/Rockin' With Fire (Part 1 & 2)//Take Me To The Next Phase (Part 1 & 2)/Coolin' Me Out (Part 1 & 2)/Fun And Game/Love Fever (Part 1 & 2)

*KZ 2-35650 - Timeless - Isley Brothers [1978] (2-LP set) Brother, Brother/Fire And Rain/Freedom/Get Into Something/I Know Who You've Been Socking It To/I Need You So/I Turned You On/If He Can You Can/It's Too Late/It's Your Thing/Keep On Doin'/Lay Away/Lay, Lady, Lay/Love The One You're With/Medley: Ohio - Machine Gun/Nothing To Do But Today/Pop That Thang/Put A Little Love In Your Heart/Spill The Wine/Work To Do

PZ 2-36077 - Winner Takes All - Isley Brothers [1979] (6-79, #14) (2-LP set) I Wanna Be With You (Parts 1 & 2)/Liquid Love (Parts 1 & 2)/Winner Takes All (Parts 1 & 2)//Life In The City (Parts 1 & 2)/It's A Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop) (Parts 1 & 2)/(Can't You See) What You Do To Me?//Let's Fall In Love (Parts 1 & 2)/How Lucky I Am (Parts 1 & 2)/You're The Key To My Heart/You're Beside Me (Parts 1 & 2)//Let Me Into Your Life (Parts 1 & 2)/Love Comes And Goes (Parts 1 & 2)/Go For What You Know/Mind Over Matter (Parts 1 & 2)

FZ/PZ 36305 - Go All the Way - Isley Brothers [1980] (4-80, #8) Go All The Way (Parts 1 & 2)/Say What You Will (Parts 1 & 2)/Pass It On (Parts 1 & 2)//Here We Go Again (Parts 1 & 2)/Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) (Parts 1 & 2)/The Belly Dancer (Parts 1 & 2)

FZ/PZ 37080 - Grand Slam - Isley Brothers [1981] (3-81, #28) Tonight Is The Night (If I Had You)/I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)/Hurry Up And Wait//Young Girls/Party Night/Don't Let Up/Who Said?

FZ 37533 - Inside You - Isley Brothers [1981] (10-81, #45) Inside You (Parts I & II)/Baby Hold On/Don't Hold Back Your Love (Parts I & II)//First Love/Love Merry-Go-Round/Welcome Into My Heart/Love Zone

FZ 38047 - The Real Deal - Isley Brothers [1982] (8-82, #87) The Real Deal (Part I & II)/Are You With Me?/Stone Cold Lover//It's Alright With Me/All In My Lover's Eyes/I'll Do It All For You/Under The Influence

*FZ 38115 - We Go a Long Way Back - Bloodstone [1982] (7-82, #95) Funkin' Around/Go On And Cry/How Does It Feel/My Kind Of Woman/My Love Grows Stronger/Nite Time Fun/We Go A Long Way Back

FZ/PZ 38674 - Between the Sheets - Isley Brothers [1983] (6-83, #19) Choosey Lover/Touch Me/I Need Your Body/Between The Sheets/Let's Make Love Tonight//Ballad For The Fallen Soldier/Slow Down Children/Way Out Love/Gettin' Over/Rock You Good

FZ 39146 - Bloodstone's Party - Bloodstone [1984]

FZ/PZ 39240 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - Isley Brothers [1984]

PZ 40016 - Greatest Hits - Bloodstone [1985]

PZ 40042 - Lullaby of Broadway - Bloodstone [1985]

Thanks to Jim Irvin, Ronald Butz, and Jeremiah.

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