We remember Isaac Hayes. ‘From Shaft To Chef’

This day (August 10, 2008), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Isaac Hayes, an American songwriter, musician, singer and actor.

Digest Tracklist :

Shaft (2005) . Chocolate Salty Balls (2002) . Never Can Say Goodbye . Fragile (1996) . I Stand Accused . Rolling Down A Mountainside (1973) . Walk On By (1969) .

Tracklist :

Theme From Shaft . Run Fay Run . Walk On By . Never Can Say Goodbye . Do Your Thing . Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic . By The Time I Get To Phoenix . The Look Of Love . Ellie’s Love Theme . The Mistletoe And Me .


Released on September 23, 1969, Hot Buttered Soul is the second studio album by Isaac Hayes. >>

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

Released in November 1971, Black Moses is a double album by Isaac Hayes >>

Recorded on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Isaac Hayes at Wattstax is Isaac Hayes’ performance the Wattstax music festival. >>


[1968] Janis Joplin is on the 6th episode of US TV show The Music Scene on ABC next to Richie Havens, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes and English band Ten Years After. >> 19 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1972] Stax Records organizes a concert with all their roster – The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Albert King, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Luther Ingram, Isaac Hayes and many more – to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum >> 110 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1998] Burt Bacharach, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick performing a medley of movie themes during the 72nd Academy Awards broadcasted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on ABC >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (August 10, 2008), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Isaac Hayes, an American songwriter, musician, singer and actor.

Isaac Hayes : He emerged in the summer 1969 with the landmark Hot Buttered Soul, and his career would never be the same again. The LP was uniquely composed of four lush, sensual arrangements, framed by the opening 12-minute version of Walk On By and the closing 18-minute take on By the Time I Get To Phoenix.

@allmusic : Few figures exerted greater influence over the music of the 1960s and 1970s than Hayes; after laying the groundwork for the Memphis soul sound through his work with Stax-Volt Records,

@last.fm : In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Hayes became famous as a recording artist in his own right, scoring with critically and commercially successful albums such as Hot Buttered Soul and Black Moses. Hayes is best known today for composing the score to the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft.

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