Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes 1942-2008

Academy and Grammy award winning R&B pioneer and legend, Isaac Hayes, passed away today after a family member found him collapsed and unresponsive in his home.

Hayes was an innovator in the R&B music world. One of his trademarks was the use of the spoken word in introductions and interludes in his songs. He paved the way for the disco era, artists like Barry White, and rap. Hayes won an Academy Award and a Grammy for the "Theme From Shaft." Later in his career, Hayes provided the voice for the character Chef in the animated series "South Park."

To paraphrase the Theme From Shaft, that man Isaac was a bad mother...Shut your mouth...but I'm talking about Isaac. RIP Isaac.

Above is the smooth Isaac Hayes version of "Walk On By" and below "The Theme From Shaft."

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