...CONSISTENT FACTOR WITH CHRIS'S ALBUMS IS THE HIGH STANDARD OF THE MUSIC...HE HAS TOUCHED ON GENIUS...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. -- "i"SOULWALKING (U.K.) JULY 2001"br""br"FROM...LEGENDARY ISLEY BROTHERS...ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY, CHRIS JASPER HAS ALWAYS HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO TURN A SHOW OUT... -- "i"WFNK.COM (MAY 2001)
"h3"About the Artist
"p"As an integral member of the Isley Brothers and Isley/Jasper/Isley, and as a successful solo artist, Chris Jasper has been at the forefront of progressive Ramp;B music since the early 1970Âs. His professional career began in 1973, when the original Isley Brothers vocal trio expanded to include younger brothers, Ernie and Marvin, and brother-in-law, Chris, to create the musical component of the newly-created, self-contained group, the ÂIsley BrothersÂ.
"p"The Isley Brothers made their vinyl debut that same year with the groundbreaking Â3amp;3Â album, followed by a series of modern Ramp;B classics such as ÂWhoÂs That Lady,Â ÂFight the Power,Â ÂLive it Up,Â and ÂFor the Love of You.Â Chris Jasper was the key instrumentalist, arranger and songwriter on all of the Isley Brothers material, including the gold and platinum albums ÂShowdownÂ,Â ÂGo all the Way,Â and ÂThe Heat is On.Â In January 1992, Chris Jasper was inducted into the Rock amp; Roll Hall of Fame for his accomplishments over the 13 years he was with the group, with 11 gold and 4 platinum albums to his credit.
"p"In 1984, the Isley Brothers split up and Chris, Marvin and Ernie formed Isley/Jasper/Isley. Chris, the lead vocalist on most of IJIÂs recordings, was responsible for the majority of the writing and production for the new group. The trio released three high-quality albums on the CBS Associated label, including ÂCaravan of LoveÂ, which featured the #1 out-of-the-box title hit, written and sung by Chris and subsequently covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, who made ÂCaravanÂ an international #1 pop hit. ÂCaravan Of LoveÂ has also been used in the Dodge Caravan commercials. Caravan of love Â was also recorded by Marvin Sap (appears on the WoW 2000 gospel album).
"p"In January 1988, IJI disbanded and Chris Jasper went solo, forming his own independent record label, Gold City Records. In the short time following, Chris released two-high quality albums on the Gold City/CBS label, entirely written, produced arranged and performed by Chris. His first solo project, entitled ÂSuperBadÂ, featured the #1 out-of-the-box hit.
"p"Chris has also produced, performed and written music for other artists, including Liz HogueÂs debut album entitled ÂVicious amp; FreshÂ for the Gold City/CBS label; and ÂMake It LastÂ for Chaka KhanÂs ÂCKÂ album. Albums produced by Chris Jasper and released and distributed independently by Gold City Records include Praise The Eternal (Chris Jasper); Out Front (Out Front); Deep Inside (Chris Jasper) and Brotha 2 Brotha (Brothaz By Choice)
"p"In recent years, major recording artists have covered many of the songs primarily co-written by Chris Jasper, including Aaliyah (ÂAt Your Best YouÂre LoveÂ); Whitney Houston (ÂFor The Love Of YouÂ); and The Doobie Brothers (ÂNeed A Little Taste Of LoveÂ). In addition, his songs have been used as the primary foundation for releases by both new and established Rap and Ramp;B artists, including Slick Rick (ÂFor The Love Of YouÂ); Da Brat (ÂBetween The SheetsÂ); Black Sheep (ÂHighways Of My LifeÂ); Rob Base (ÂBetween The SheetsÂ); Big E. Small (ÂBetween The SheetsÂ); Remy Salaam (ÂBetween The SheetsÂ); Boss (ÂAinÂt I Been Good To YouÂ); Keith Murray (ÂBetween The SheetsÂ); Bone Thugs ÂNÂ Harmony (Make Me Say It Again Girl); Will Smith (Here We Go Again); Queen Latifah (Make Me Say It Again Girl); Ice Tea (Footsteps in the Dark); Usher (Footsteps In The Dark); 702 (ÂFor The Love Of YouÂ) and many more.
"p"The new gospel project ÂFaithful and TrueÂ is a album that reflects ChrisÂ personal relationship with God. The messages are universal. The music is Ramp;B/Gospel/AC, etc. This album is truly his most inspired work. Some songs were revealed to him in dreams. For example ÂIn My Dream,Â ÂDonÂt Take Your Love From Me,Â and ÂInside Of Me.Â This album will surely touch every person that hears it.