March 1, 2001 |
Isaac Hayes might be forgiven for being slow to return to the recording studio. It's been six years since his last album of new material, "Raw and Refined," and he's been talking for a good two years now about making what he describes as a "classic R&B-soul" album. Simply put, there's no time.
April 5, 1990 |
President Bush doesn't play on the new album featuring Lee Atwater, his former campaign manager and the current Republican Party chairman who is also a noted blues fan and amateur guitarist. But there is a King on "Red Hot & Blue," which is due in record stores on Tuesday: B.B. King, that is.
October 8, 1995 |
* * * 1/2 Various artists, "Dead Presidents" soundtrack, Capitol. With the likes of Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Sly Stone, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Curtis Mayfield culled for one project, can it go wrong? Impossible. Sure they're old, but unedited classics like Hayes' "Walk on By," the Dramatics' "Get Up & Get Down" and Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone" demonstrate that the Dr. Dres and D'Angelos of the world, despite their brilliant accomplishments, have a long way to go.
August 20, 1996 |
Isaac Hayes, jazz singer? "My Funny Valentine" probably isn't one of the songs the near-capacity crowd at the Universal Amphitheatre on Sunday associated with Hayes when they came out for this rare live performance by the Grammy- and Oscar-winning symphonic funk innovator. But Hayes had more than a few tricks up his sleeve as he ran through that torch singer's anthem.
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August 11, 2008 |
Isaac Hayes, the musician, composer and producer whose innovative sound changed the shape of pop music and whose shaved head, bejeweled outfits and regal demeanor embodied African American masculinity in the 1970s, has died. He was 65. Family members found Hayes unresponsive Sunday afternoon next to a treadmill in a downstairs bedroom in his home just east of Memphis, Tenn., said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
December 25, 1998 |
Leave Isaac Hayes alone. Let the man do whatever he wants to. 'Cause when he does, good things happen. Like classic record albums. Or immortal movie soundtracks. Or--dare we say it?--"South Park." Let Hayes explain. " 'Hot Buttered Soul' was a selfish thing. I was given the opportunity to produce and record an album the way that I wanted to.