SameOldShawn: I know that, when you were starting out singing with your brothers, a lot of the gospel groups like the Dixie Hummingbirds and Billy Ward and stuff like that were some of your first influences. Which gospel singers in particular really knocked you out when you were growing up?
Ron Isley: Growing up, Clara Ward. We patterned ourselves after her group. My mother...I was a little guy, so my mother taught me all the songs, I had all the records, and we did our show
We put together a show -- "How I Got Over," "Surely God Is Able," all those songs, you know? And we had a dynamite show