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Happy earthday 'Black Moses' Sir Isaac Hayes

Isaac Lee Hayes a true soul survivor, was born 78 years ago today in the Arrested Development southern parts of ‘Tennessee’. He was part of the Stax label blueprint writing forces with Dave Porter writing Soul Man for Sam & Dave, and in hit own right with his ‘Chocolate Chip’ and 'Hot Buttered Soul’ formula forged a career as a singer songwriter and producer. He was responsible for the Blaxploitation movie soundtracks to ‘Shaft’, ‘Truck Turner’ and ‘Tough Guys’.  Isaac also won an Oscar and two Grammys in the 1970s..which was quite an achievement for an African American musician. As well as his musical career Isaac also branched into acting and his voice became a world wide recognised characterisation in the form of Chef from the animated cartoon ‘South Park’. Isaac collaborated with many artists including Millie Jackson, Donald Byrd and Linda Clifford and recorded some of the funkiest and in contrast sensual hot buttered soul and disco with beautiful orchestration on the Stax and Polydor labels. Some of my personal favourites include ‘Joy’, ;Do Your Thing’, I Can’t Turn Around’, ‘Moonlight Loving’, ‘Fragile’, Hung Up On My Baby’ and ‘Run Faye Run’ and not forgetting his production of Linda Clifford’s ‘I Wanna Get Away With You’. Isaac passed away on 10th August 2008 and will always be remembered as Mr ‘Black Moses’..Happy earthday Isaac Hayes with a Blue Peter one I drew earlier Take Hart drawing to celebrate.


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