Marvin Isley’s Hundred Times


Maybe there was a hint of warm summer breezes passing inside the hospice at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago when Marvin Isley, youngest of the musical brothers took his last breath at age 56.

The diabetes took his legs. He stopped performing in 1996. And he passed this Sunday morning.

Rising from the streets of Cincinnati to sing for the world, the band and their music changed with the times. This song was first recorded by his older brothers before Marvin even joined the band in 1973.

So. As another summer wind blows in off Lake Michigan; perhaps his bothers are singing this song for him now.

While somewhere else, this very second, one person is saying to another; “If you leave me a hundred times, a hundred times I’ll take you back.”

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