Hot Buttered Soul - EP (Remastered)
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||Walk On By||Isaac Hayes||12:02||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic||Isaac Hayes||9:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||One Woman||Isaac Hayes||5:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||By the Time I Get to Phoenix||Isaac Hayes||18:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Dionne Warwick’s 1964 version of the Bacharach-David ballad “Walk On By” was a masterpiece of control, with the singer’s pain tucked mostly between the lines. Five years later, Isaac Hayes cut it for Hot Buttered Soul, his second album and the one that made him a solo force after his time as a staff writer-musician at Stax Records (“Soul Man,” “Wrap It Up”). Hayes turned the song into a 12-minute epic of barely checked emotion, with Hammond organ, fuzztone guitar, strings and female vocals swimming in pools of echo. It stands as an audacity topped only by the record’s closer, a take on the then-recent “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” that spent the first half of its 18 minutes on elaborate spoken backstory that included the protagonist’s car model (a 1965 Ford). Whatever its relatively stripped-down instrumentation might have lacked, it made up for in sheer expansiveness. Hot Buttered Soul remains both a classic in itself and a pointer to Hayes’ later achievements.
Can you give TEN stars?
This is simply one of the greatest albums of all time. Epic soul, widescreen funk - whatever you want to call it, it starts here. Ike is sampled nearly as much as James Brown. Listen carefully to find out where Public Enemy found "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos." Buy it - do not hesitate!
Hot Buttered Soul
An absolute classic! Turn the lights down low and groove!
This album can only be truly described as amazing. I remember when I first heard this. One of my friends had shown me the album, said it was great music, that I had to listen to it.Of course, I went out and bought it. On my way home, I was amazed by "Walk on By". It shocked me to see how good it was. It was, in my opinion (dare I say it....), BETTER than the origional. "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistis" was equally astounding, although more jazz-like, despite the fact that I cant remember, much less pronounce, the name. "One woman" was a real love song, but, in my opinion, was only good. "By the time I get to Phoenix"? Amazing. Basically, this album is not good. Its not even great. Its the best of soul. It shows what musical talent Issac hayes really had, and what good music really is.
Born: August 20, 1942 in Covington, TN
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s