Then, there’s the fact that, as Ron Isley reminds us, Jimi Hendrix was an early guitarist in the Isleys’ backing band (along with none other than Little Richard). Nevertheless, Ernest Isley remains one of the most overlooked and enduring guitarists in the funk and R&B game. Add to that the fact that 80-year-old Ron has fully leaned into his whole bearded cat daddy phase—and we all know cat daddies have nine lives. With that in mind, I can say without hesitation: I’m here for it!


So, if you, like I, have found yourself struggling this week, give yourself 12 minutes and 53 seconds between the sheets with the still-sexy Isleys—and see if your Hump Day doesn’t exponentially improve.