Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Isaac Hayes

If you're into soul music the way I am, you were saddened by the news of Isaac Hayes' death.

This was one of the giants of soul. Not just the Isaac Hayes best known for the hard-driving "Theme from Shaft", but as a seminal influence on the genre. Indeed, "Black Moses" not only sang, produced and orchestrated, he was a writer of some of the signature songs of Memphis soul, including "Soul Man" and "Hold on I'm Coming" for Sam and Dave.

Must-sees for Isaac Hayes fans are the documentaries "Only the Strong Survive" and "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story."
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