Isaac Hayes | Artist

Isaac Hayes | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Male, Genre_Soul, Genre_Soundtrack, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Isaac Hayes was an American soul singer, songwriter, actor, and producer born 1942 in Covington, Tennessee. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. During the late 1960s, Hayes began a career as a recording artist and went on to record 25 studio albums as well as over 50 Singles. He had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures. He created the musical score for the film Shaft (1971), from which the "Theme From Shaft" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. He became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel to be awarded an Oscar. He also won two Grammy Awards for that same year and, later, won his third Grammy for his music album Black Moses. During the late 1990s, Hayes gained new popularity as the voice of Chef on the Comedy Central animated television series South Park, which featured the song "Good Love". His standout albums include Hot Buttered Soul, Shaft, Black Moses and To Be Continued.

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Featured Albums: Isaac Hayes

Related Artists: Booker T & the MG's, The Mar-Keys

Video Clips: Walk on By, Shaft, Good Love

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