Isaac Hayes’ ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ is his second studio album, released on September 23, 1969 by Enterprise.
Track Listing : 1.Walk On By (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 12:03 . 2.Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell) – 09:38 . 3.One Woman (Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes) – 05:10 . 4.By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jimmy Webb) – 18:42
Musicians : Isaac Hayes – Vocals, Keyboards . Marvell Thomas – Producer, Keyboards . The Bar-Kays – Band . Willie Hall – Drums . James Alexander – Bass . Michael Toles – Guitar
Production : Produced By Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones . Terry Manning – Engineer . Ed Wolfrum – Engineer . Joe Tarantino – Mastering
Package : Bill Dahl – Liner Notes . Jimmy Hole – Design . Jim James – Liner Notes . Bob Smith – Photography . Honeya Thompson – Art Direction . Chris Whorf – Cover Design
Recorded June–July 1969 At Ardent Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), Tera Shirma Studios (Detroit, Michigan).
Released September 23, 1969 By Enterprise.
Even if “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic”‘s his only lyrical contribution, he subsequently if unintentionally caricaturizes the ornate but down-to-earth personality of the entire album: it’s all self-consciously complicated, but man, the meaning’s right there in front of you. And it can’t help but hit you right where you feel it. […]
A huge commercial and critical success, it brought Hayes forever out of the backroom. Twenty years after its release, its languorous sound was still influencing; this time being sampled extensively for hip hop. Forty years on, it sounds as curiously charming and unsettling as ever. […]
Ike made a lot more albums after this one that followed the basic formula he unveiled here (20 minute slow jams, soulified pop covers, heavily orchestrated lovefunk) but he never came close to equalling the power and scope of “Hot Buttered Soul” again […]