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Isaac Hayes (Born 20th August, 1942)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:30 am
by john poole
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. - born 20th August, 1942 (Covington, Tennessee) [died 10th August, 2008]

with Jack Benny in 1973 -
(removed from YT)

his first success as a songwriter (co-written with Steve Cropper) - 'Candy' by The Astors (Stax; 1965)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWtPnQwdROM

Re: Isaac Hayes (Born 20th August, 1942)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:14 am
by will vine
I seem to remember reading that he was Booker T. when Booker was out of town and that he may have been driving the mighty Hammond on some of the Booker T. and The MGs hits. Anyone know?

Re: Isaac Hayes (Born 20th August, 1942)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:51 pm
by judith
The YouTube video with Jack Benny is wonderful. Thanks, John.

Re: Isaac Hayes (Born 20th August, 1942)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:42 pm
by john poole
will vine wrote:I seem to remember reading that he was Booker T. when Booker was out of town and that he may have been driving the mighty Hammond on some of the Booker T. and The MGs hits. Anyone know?
Booker T. was at college or university during the early / mid 60s and I believe Isaac would be the usual keyboard player for sessions at Stax when Booker was unavailable. However, Booker did usually play if the session was for Booker T. & the MGs themselves - apart from this one -

'Boot-Leg' (1965) - "a Mar-Keys record that we decided to put out as Booker T & The MGs as we thought we'd get a better shot" - Steve Cropper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZK2t1YnDPs
First MGs recording with Duck Dunn. Isaac Hayes on organ.

Isaac also played piano on 'Soul Limbo'

Info from the writings of the Stax expert Rob Bowman who also informs that occasionally two Booker T & the MGs gigs would be booked on the same night - Booker T would play one with a different drummer, bass player, and guitarist ..... Isaac would play the other with the remaining MGs .... (perhaps this was before Isaac started shaving his head?)

Re: Isaac Hayes (Born 20th August, 1942)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:23 am
by john poole
Born 75 years ago today.

'Keep My Woman Home' by the New Orleans singer Danny White - one of the early songs Isaac wrote and produced at Stax in 1965, although not for the Stax label, it was issued on Atlas, a New York label and turned up in the UK on Sue a year or so later
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGh2l4rHVk8

'Walk on By' (1969) Isaac's first hit as a solo artist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5tqAbrZeX0
the backing vocals were added by Pat Lewis and her group in Detroit, they later joined up with Isaac under the name Hot Buttered Soul (or Hot Buttered & Soul) although it may not be them who are seen lip-syncing the vocals in the clip
http://faac.us/adf/messages/150056/1519 ... 1187708936

and Isaac conducting the musicians, including the original 'Theme from Shaft' guitarist Charles "Skip" Pitts, at the Soul Comes Home concert in Memphis, 2003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12NQZWz0HKg