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0 Isaac Hayes Remembered

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  • by Kingsley H. Smith
  • 08/11/2008

Living up to his bigger than life image, here's "Black Moses," Isaac Hayes, with Millie Jackson on the cover of their 1979 album, Royal Rappin's.

Check out an even steamier Hayes - Jackson photo from the flip side of the album.

Isaac Hayes passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at age 65.

He was really the biggest post Otis Redding Stax Records star who changed the face of soul music with extended free-flowing mixes of some of pop's biggest hits.

"By The Time I Get To Phoenix," and "Walk on By" are just 2 examples of Hayes' progressive "deal changing" approach to the status quo of R&B songs that generally stuck to the formula of three minutes or less in the early 1970's (to make a hit).

"The Theme From Shaft" made him a mega star, but Isaac Hayes was instrumental in writing and arranging songs for other artists long before the world of movies and John Shaft.

6 Isaac Hayes Hits that you don't want to miss:

  1. "Theme From Shaft"
  2. "Do Your Thing"
  3. "Walk On By"
  4. "Never Can Say Goodbye"
  5. "By The Time I Get To Phoenix"
  6. "Joy"

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