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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Isaac Hayes Discography

b. 20th August 1942, Covington, Tennessee, U.S.A
d. 10th August 2008, Memhis, Tennessee, U.S.A


Isaac Hayes played piano and organ in several clubs in the Memphis area.

He was born on the 20th of August 1942, in Covington, Tennessee.

Isaac's parents died during his childhood, so he was raised by his grandparents.

He began singing in church at the age of five and taught himself the piano, organ and saxophone.

Isaac then relocated to Memphis to perform on the city's club circuit

He was a member of several groups, including, Sir Isaac And The Doo-dads, the Teen Tones and Sir Calvin And His Swinging Cats.

In 1962, he began his recording career, recording sides for a variety of local labels.

In 1964, Isaac signed to the Stax Records imprint.

Isaac worked with the Mar-Keys saxophonist Floyd Newman and stood in, from time to time, for Booker T. Jones.

After playing on several sessions for Otis Redding, Isaac then teamed up with David Porter and the pair achieved success with Sam And Dave's 'Hold On I'm Comin', 'Soul Man' and 'When Something Is Wrong With My Baby'.

They penned Carla Thomas's song, 'B-A-B-Y', and Johnnie Taylor's tunes 'I Had A Dream' and 'I Gotta Love Somebody's Baby'.

Isaac and David formed the group the Soul Children as a vehicle for their songwriting.

In 1967 Isaac relaunched his recording career with the album 'Presenting Isaac Hayes', in 1967.

'Hot Buttered Soul' followed on two years later.

'The Isaac Hayes Movement' and 'To Be Continued' followed in 1970, with 'Black Moses' arriving in 1972.

The blaxploitation movie 'Shaft' was also released that year, the title track of which became a huge hit on both the Pop and R & B charts that year, reaching the number one spot.

The song was later covered by Eddy And The Soul Band in 1985, and reached number 13 in the U.K. charts.

There were other movie soundtracks that followed in the form of 'Tough Guys', in 1973, and 'Truck Turner' in 1974.

Isaac left Stax in 1975, following disputes over royalties, and set up his own Hot Buttered Soul label.

After problems with the taxman, Isaac was declared bankrupt the following year.

He then relocated to the Polydor and Spring imprints.

In 1977, the double-LP 'A Man and a Woman', recorded with Dionne Warwick, indicated a resurgence in his recording career.

In 1979 a collection of duets with Millie Jackson, titled 'Royal Rappin's', was released.

Isaac, also, produced the album 'Here's My Love' for the artist Linda Clifford the same year.

Isaac then released a couple of solo albums, 1980's 'And Once Again' and 1981's 'Lifetime Thing'.

The same year, Isaac made an appearance in the John Carpenter movie 'Escape From New York', with him playing the role of 'The Duke Of New York'.

Musically, Isaac also retired for five years before re-emerging with 'Ike's Rap', a Top 10 U.S. R & B single taken from the album 'U Turn'.

Two years later he returned again with 'Love Attack', before again dropping out of music to focus on acting.

By 1995, Isaac had converted to Scientology.

He then released two CD's in the form of 'Branded' and the instrumental 'Raw and Refined'.

Under the official name Nene Katey Ocansey I, he also served as a member of the royal family of the African nation of Ghana.

1997 saw Isaac providing the voice of Jerome 'Chef' McElroy, on the animated series South Park.

In the year 2000, 29 years after the release of the movie 'Shaft', Isaac began work on a new version of the original, for a follow up similarly entitled 'Shaft'.

This was based around the detective, with Samuel L. Jackson taking over the role originally made famous by Richard Rountree.

In 2001, he supported Alicia Keys as a musician and arranger on her acclaimed debut album 'Songs in A Minor', utilising real instrumentation.

The song 'Rock Wit U' was utilised on the 2001 movie soundtrack.

Many of his original Enterprise albums have been reissued in CD format by U.K. Ace under their reactivated Stax logo.

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    Simon666 said...

    Added 'Tough guys" and "Truck Turner" (with Blaxploitation Pride links)

    Ivan said...

    Rest in Peace

    Anonymous said...

    Rest In Peace

    One of the greats

    Could anyone re-up u-turn? It's his only album I can't find, I'd be more then willing to re-up any dead links or fill in any gaps I don't think I'm missing anything else


    Anonymous said...

    Excellent work!

    Rest in Peace, Isaac!

    I fully agree with Anonymous regarding U-TURN L.P.

    Anonymous said...


    Anonymous said...

    please re-up branded & raw & refined...

    taks a lot!

    Simon666 said...

    Hi Funkback and SelfScience -
    I did a bit of maintenance here :

    I "unlinked" the dead shareoneall links.

    Then I linked "Shaft", which was dead, to the existing Blaxploitation Pride link.

    Then I searched around for links, and at a place called "pirate island" I found a link for "Branded" so added that.

    I also added two compilations at the bottom .


    Simon666 said...

    Added and linked :

    New Horizon (1977)

    Anonymous said...

    Please, re-up Love Attack! Thank You! You great!

    Anonymous said...

    More links for I. Hayes here

    Simon666 said...

    thanks anonymous.
    From there I've linked the "Instrumentals" compilation

    jcmoss33 said...

    The Isaac Hayes Movement record was a good look. I have it on wax, as of Thursday, and now it's in the iTunes. Thanks

    Anonymous said...

    Here is Raw and Refined

    Simon666 said...

    Thanks dvoid!

    Anonymous said...

    Shaft Anthology - His Big Score CD1
    The Original SHAFT score from FSM, not the STAX album

    Simon666 said...

    and thanks again dvoid :)

    730 said...

    thank you!

    zand said...

    Wonderful (1994)

    Simon666 said...

    thanks Zand!

    zand said...

    zand said...

    Simon666 said...

    Wow Zand, discography complete, well done!

    Simon666 said...

    "Shaft" dead link replaced.

    Anonymous said...

    Could you please reupload the Hot Buttered Soul link? It only downloads a text file. Thank you very much!

    Simon666 said...

    hi anonymous,
    rename the file extension from .txt to .rar then unzip. It's a rar file.

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you for your help!

    Simon666 said...

    FLAC version of "Shaft" added

    dude said...

    Both links for "Royal Rappin's (with Millie Jackson)" appear to have died sadly. Can someone re-up those somewhere

    Simon666 said...

    New link up for Royal Rappin's

    pedru said...

    Isaac Hayes era un genio!! vaya canciones! Increible, no me canso de escucharle!!! Muchas gracias! si pueden escuchen el recopilatorio que le brindo cookin soul en homenaje el dia de su muerte!

    Simon666 said...

    bootleg added :

    Davide Calabrese said...

    Thanks for this Blog's Page.

    D :-))

    Anonymous said...

    A Man And A Woman links to Part2 only. It cannot be opened without Part1.Where is Part1?

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