Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes, 1942-2008

In honor of the great Isaac Hayes whom unfortunitely passed away yesterday in his Tennesse home, here is an amazing Todd Terje edit of Hayes' 1978 classic disco-funk cut "Zeke The Freak". Hayes, who will probably best be remembered for the Shaft soundtrack, however, throughout his long career Hayes' career went well beyond the 1971 soundtrack, releasing many amazing funk, soul, and even disco classics throughout the years. Some of my favorites that come to mind are "Zeke The Freak", "Don't Let Go", "I Can't Turn Around", and of course "Theme From 'Shaft'". Regardless of your favorite track, it's obvious that Isaac Hayes legacy, music, and influence will be forever lasting.

Isaac Hayes - Zeke The Freak (Todd Terje Edit)

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professor Eddy said...

Yes, he will be missed. I liked his Chef character in South Park, which is a kind of self parody of course. And in a way you can say that 'Shaft' was the first step into disco. The string and vocal arrangements are copied so many times. Barry White, for instance, built his career upon them. And his golden chains were an inspiration for B.A. Baracus (Mr. T.) and many hiphop artists later on.