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Isaac Hayes’ signature achievement may be “Theme from Shaft,” a funky vocal performance that still resonates. However, the real beauty of this 1971 action soundtrack lies in compositions that transport us through the movie’s sequences with arrangements that merge brassy jazz with a distinctly soulful tone, earthy Rhodes piano on “Bumpy’s Lament,” and lounge grooves like “Café Regio’s” that anticipate the disco movement. Hayes was an innovator of the first order, and Shaft finds him at his peak.


Born: August 20, 1942 in Covington, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Few figures exerted greater influence over the music of the 1960s and 1970s than Isaac Hayes; after laying the groundwork for the Memphis soul sound through his work with Stax-Volt Records, Hayes began a highly successful solo career which predated not only the disco movement but also the evolution of rap. Hayes was born on August 20, 1942, in Covington, TN; his parents died during his infancy, and he was raised by his grandparents. After making his public debut singing in church at the age of five,...
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