Isaac Hayes releases ‘Shaft,’ the soundtrack of the Gordon Parks movie ‘Shaft’ (1971)

Isaac Hayes‘ ‘Shaft’ is the soundtrack (released on July 2, 1971 by Enterprise) of the eponymous American ‘blaxploitation’ film directed by Gordon Parks.

Track Listing : 1.Theme From Shaft (Isaac Hayes) – 04:39 . 2.Bumpy’S Lament (Isaac Hayes) – 01:51 . 3.Walk From Regio’S (Isaac Hayes) – 02:24 . 4.Ellie’S Love Theme (Isaac Hayes) – 03:18 . 5.Shaft‘S Cab Ride (Isaac Hayes) – 01:10 . 6.Cafe Regio’S (Isaac Hayes) – 06:10 . 7.Early Sunday Morning (Isaac Hayes) – 03:49 . 8.Be Yourself (Isaac Hayes) – 04:30 . 9.A Friend’S Place (Isaac Hayes) – 03:24 . 10.Soulsville (Isaac Hayes) – 03:48 . 11.No Name Bar (Isaac Hayes) – 06:11 . 12.Bumpy’S Blues (Isaac Hayes) – 04:04 . 13.Shaft Strikes Again (Isaac Hayes) – 03:04 . 14.Do Your Thing (Vocal Version) – 19:30 . 15.The End Theme (Isaac Hayes) – 01:56

Musicians : Isaac Hayes – Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric), Vibraphone, Vocals . James Alexander – Bass, Guitar (Bass) . The Bar-Kays – Rhythm Section . Willie Hall – Drums, Tambourine . Ronald Hudson – Bass, Guitar (Bass) . Gary Jones – Bongos, Congas . Sidney Kirk – Piano . The Memphis Horns . Charles “Skip” Pitts – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm) . Lester Snell – Piano (Electric), Synthesizer . Michael Toles – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)

Production : Produced By Isaac Hayes . William “Billy” Brown – Engineer . Henry Bush – Engineer . Bobby Manuel – Engineer . Dave Purple – Engineer, Remixing . Daryl Williams – Editing . George Horn – Mastering

Recorded In 1971 At The Stax Recording Studios (Memphis, Tennessee).

Released In July 1971 By Enterprise.

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BBC
The album that granted Isaac Hayes his venerated status.Theme From Shaft is one of those indestructible songs that age cannot wither. It brought together the best of John Barry’s James Bond soundtracks with something a little greasy from the American south. […]

Blogcritics
Hayes’ smooth voice still sounds like it is making sweet, burning love with the various instruments from each song — particularly as that brass section gets-a-going (not to mention that classic, good ol’ waka-chi-waka guitar riff). […]

Pitchfork
Soulsville” is one of the quintessential 70s slice-of-life-as-protest songsand while its travelogue-style breakdown of ghetto strife is a now-familiar theme, it’s also clearly written as an entreaty for otherwise-oblivious whites to sympathize with Black America’s troubles […]

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