Isaac Hayes’ ‘Black Moses’

Isaac Hayes’ ‘Black Moses’ is a double album released in November 1971.

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Track Listing : 1.Never Can Say Goodbye (Clifton Davis) – 05:07 . 2.(They Long To Be) Close To You (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 08:58 . 3.Nothing Takes The Place Of You (Toussaint Mccall, Alan Robinson) – 05:29 . 4.Man’S Temptation (Curtis Mayfield) – 04:59 . 5.Never Gonna Give You Up (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler) – 05:47 . 6.Medley: Ike’S Rap Ii / Help Me Love (Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate) – 07:31 . 7.Need To Belong To Someone (Curtis Mayfield) – 05:15 . 8.Good Love (Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes) – 05:15 . 9.Medley: Ike’S Rap Iii / Your Love Is So Doggone Good (Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love) – 09:15 . 10.For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson) – 05:20 . 11.I’Ll Never Fall In Love Again (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 05:02 . 12.Part Time Love (Clay Hammond) – 08:30 . 13.Medley: Ike’S Rap Iv / A Brand New Me (Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler) – 09:40 . 14.Going In Circles (Jerry Peters, Anita Poree) – 07:02

Musicians : Isaac Hayes – Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric), Vocals (Background) . The Isaac Hayes Movement – Band . Ronald Hudson – Guitar (Bass) Except (2 -14) . Gary Jones – Bongos, Congas Except (2 -14) . Willie Hall – Drums, Tambourine Except (2 -14) . Sidney Kirk – Piano Except (2 -14) . Charles “Skip” Pitts – Guitars Except (2 -14) . Lester Snell – Piano (Electric) Except (2 -14) . The Bar-Kays – Instrumentation On (2 -14)

Production : Produced By Isaac Hayes . William Brown -Engineer . Henry Bush -Engineer . Ron Capone -Engineer, Remixing . Pat Lewis – Arranger . Eddie Marion -Engineer . Dale Warren – Arranger . Daryl Williams -Engineer . Dave Purple -Engineer

Package : Rob Bowman – Liner Notes

Recorded March 1971–October 1971.

Released In November 1971 By Stax Records Enterprise.

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Pitchfork
Black Moses is brashly, lushlyand lovingly orchestrated, each track piled high with soundtrack strings, insistent horns, tender flutes, sultry back-up singersand of course lots of wakka-chikka guitars, a Hayes signature. […]

Uncut
Hip hop’s scavengers, needless to say, have endlessly plundered his back catalogue for riffs and samples. Black Moses would prove to be Ike’s apex – unless you count “Chocolate Salty Balls”, which of course you don’t. […]

Blogcritics
“Close to You” is the antithesis of the Carpenters version with female singers chanting and cooing over horns and conga drums until finally that unforgettable bass voice comes in and almost startles you! […]

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