Caravan Of Love

Album: Caravan Of Love (1985)
Charted: 52 51

Songfacts®:

  • Isley Jasper Isley were brothers Marvin and Ernie Isley and their brother, Chris Jasper, all former members of the Isley Brothers. This was their biggest hit topping the American R&B chart for 3 weeks. It was co-written by all three members of the band.
  • Chris Jasper explained in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "I had been looking at the world scene quite a bit and I wasn't pleased with what I was seeing. I just felt that we all needed a positive message. I had the melody in my head for about 4 months before I put pen to paper. When I did, I wrote the song in 20 minutes and those lyrics just poured out."
  • In 1986 The British group The Housemartins recorded an a cappella version of this which topped the UK charts over Christmas in 1986. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England

Comments: 5

  • Ghadi64rag from SfAnd then Gregory Abbott comes and rips the entire song off and makes Shake You Down. Hope Isley-Jasper-Isley were compensated and granted writing credits!
  • Lester from New York City, NyErnie Isley CAN PLAY THE GUITAR!!!!!!! If you get the opportunity, listen to his solo album, 'High Wire'.
  • Paul from Cincinnati, OhEmmerhoff and the Melancholy Babies, a Norwegian group, use the phrase "caravan of love" in their song, "Caravanserai." Perhaps it's a reference to this song. The song is the first song on their album, "If This Darkness Lingers."
  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandThe Housemartin's version of 'Caravan Of Love' topped the UK chart on the chart of 20th December 1986. The following week, Jackie Wilson's re-released 'Reet Petite' replaced it at #1, so I guess I'd have been more correct in saying on the above songfact that the Housemartin's version topped the UK charts in the week before Christmas in 1986.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe Housemartins' cover did not top the charts at Xmas 1986, it lost out to the late Jackie Wilson's re-released "Reet Petite"
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