He spoke-sang, and his words were halting. He was not the Isaac Hayes of the past. In April , while a guest on The Adam Carolla Show , Hayes 'stumbled' in his responses to questions—possibly as a result of health issues. A caller questioned whether Hayes was under the influence of a substance, and Carolla and co-host Teresa Strasser asked Hayes if he had ever used marijuana.
After some confusion on what was being asked, Hayes replied that he had only ever tried it once. During the interview the radio hosts made light of Hayes's awkward answers, and replayed snippets of earlier ones to simulate conversation with his co-hosts. Hayes stated during this interview that he was no longer on good terms with Trey Parker and Matt Stone. During the spring of , Hayes shot scenes for Soul Men , a comedy inspired by the history of Stax Records, in which he appears as himself in a supporting role.
The film was released in November , after both Hayes and the film's costar Bernie Mac had died. Hayes had 14 children, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. This marriage ended in divorce in Hayes McGee. He married bank teller [ citation needed ] Mignon Harley on April 18, , and they divorced in ; they had two children.
Over the years, Isaac Hayes was able to recover financially. Hayes's eldest daughter is named Jackie, also named co-executor of his estate and other children to follow Veronica, Felicia, Melanie, Nikki, Lili, Darius, and Vincent  and he also had a daughter named Heather Hayes.
Hayes took his first Scientology course in ,  later contributing endorsement blurbs for many Scientology books over the ensuing years. Hayes also appears in the Scientology film Orientation. Ron Hubbard. The Isaac Hayes Foundation was founded in by Hayes. He was also involved in other human rights related groups such as the One Campaign.
Isaac Hayes was crowned a chief in Ghana for his humanitarian work and economic efforts on the country's behalf. On August 10, , 10 days before his 66th birthday, Hayes was found unresponsive in his home, just east of Memphis , as reported by the Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office. The naming was made official at a ceremony held on Hayes' birth anniversary in August With Donald Byrd and th Street, N.
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Covington, Tennessee , U. Memphis, Tennessee , U. Singer songwriter actor producer. Soul funk disco. Vocals keyboards trombone saxophone. David Porter Booker T. Main article: Chef South Park. Isaac Hayes was the voice of Chef on South Park from to Main article: Isaac Hayes discography. See also: List of songs written by Isaac Hayes. Archived from the original on October 8, Retrieved August 17, Just as he had heard in the churches of his childhood by preachers committed to explaining the scriptures to their faithful, Isaac makes this archetype of the Southern White Ballad a moment of soul, easily accessible to the black public.
The same goes for Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Walk On By" which becomes a real soul conserto radically opposed to Dionne Warwick's version five years ago, the rich violin scene created by Isaac Hayes cutting with the sizzling guitar of Harold Beane. The Hot Buttered Soul album takes a completely opposite path to the previous one by becoming the best-selling Stax collection in the history of the brand by finding more than a million buyers in the year Ranked in the Top10 best sellers of albums in the US, leading the rankings Soul for a record ten weeks, it makes Isaac Hayes a huge star who goes on tour equipped with a vast wardrobe of extravagant outfits cape, wrists of fur and tunic in chain links He obtains confirmation that his success is not a flash of fire but the fruit of an artistic revolution when his next collections meet a similar reception, starting with The Isaac Hayes Movement, with his reading of "I Stand Accused" Jerry Butler, from the spring of The sales of the highly orchestrated To be Continued, published in November , are equally significant, which does not prevent him from doing even better a few months later with his double LP Shaft.
Asked to take on the role of a black cop in the movie of the same name before the actor Richard Roundtree was finally preferred, Isaac Hayes consoles himself by putting all his energy into the writing and the realization of the music of this Feature film, launching the phenomenon of movie soundtracks made by black directors, set to music by black artists: blaxploitation movies.
Thanks to the title Theme From Shaft, Isaac Hayes realizes the feat of seeing his name register at the top of the Hot , an honor that will never be granted on the black charts. In , the one who symbolized the artistic success of Stax at the Wattstax concert three years earlier, breaks any relationship with his record company. A major backlog of royalties and the imminent bankruptcy of the company explain this sudden turn that pushes Isaac Hayes to create his own brand HBS for Hot Buttered Soul with the support of ABC Records for distribution.
In a matter of months, in addition to his work of producer with the new recruits of his label, he records not less than four albums under his name; while the first Chocolate Chip as its flagship title sells honorably, the following three: Disco Connection , Grooves A-Thon and Juicy Fruit Disco Freak , play a bit too opportunistic Disco card to be credible.
In the eyes of his community, Isaac Hayes is still a hero, not only because of the advances he has made in the musical field, but also because he shows that you can reach the top starting from scratch.
This Glory, however, has its setback: carried away by his momentum, he multiplies risky financial adventures, finds himself with his company HBS at the head of a company of nearly a hundred employees, many of them are friends in need he seeks to Troubleshoot, and finally ends up being bankrupt with six million dollars in debt the day after the release of a last LP HBS recorded with Dionne Warwick's A Man And A Woman. A man of resources, Isaac Hayes knows that he must now rely on his talent to resurface.
More measured in his ambitions and anxious to improve his image as a creator, he joined Polydor and recorded New Horizon and the flagship title " Out Of The Ghetto " in , For The Shake Of Love and his " Zeke the Freak " year Next, in , he signed a platinum album titled Don't Let Go whose title track, a resumption of Roy Hamilton's success, returned to the top of the black charts for the first time since Chocolate Chip in While it is clear that a commercial success similar to Shaft 's is a thing of the past, he is still pursuing some interesting adventures in the studio, of which the album Royal Rappin's with Millie Jackson in is the best example.
Focusing a career as an actor following the success of John Carpenter's movie Escape From New York , Isaac Hayes finally returns briefly to the charts under the colors of Columbia with the album U-Turn and his single " Ike's Rap " , a long monologue denouncing the misdeeds of crack, taking the path of the Top 10 at the end of With the exception of the Branded collection and the instrumental Raw and Refined in , Isaac Hayes has since remained out of the charts, still enjoying his status as a living soul legend for touring around the world at the head of his orchestra The Movement.
In , he agreed to double the voice of Chef, in the animated television series 'South Park'. In , 29 years after the release of 'Shaft', IIsaac Hayes reworked on a new version of the original with the release of a new episode of Shaft. This movie revolves around the detective, played by Samuel L. Jackson who takes over the role formerly held by Richard Roundtree.
That same year, he responded to the invitation of Marseille rapper Akhenaton to record a track for the movie's soundtrack 'Comme Un Aimant'. In , he played the role of a jaffa guest on the Stargate SG-1 television series. The great Isaac Hayes dies on August 10, at the age of 65 at his home in Memphis, following heart problems.
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft. Barry White feat. Precious, Precious A2. Going To Chicago Blues B2. Walk On By A2. One Woman B2. I Stand Accused A2. Monologue Ike's Rap I A2. Our Day Will Come A3. Running Out Of Fools. Theme From Shaft vocal A2. Bumpy's Lament A3. It became so totemistic to this circle of friends that the music and the artwork are completely inseparable in my mind.
I'm happy to report that Stax's new reissue of Black Moses , unlike the initial CD release in , retains that original foldout packaging. It may be glossy instead of the matte finish I remember, and it may be CD-sized instead of the full LP measurements, but it still folds out into a cross, smaller but still somehow holy.
In this case, the packaging for this album remains particularly important, not because of my personal attachment to it nor as a reminder that pop's material culture is slowly disintegrating in the digital age. Black Moses was at that point one of the most elaborate LP packages issued for a black artist and as such represented a show of faith that Hayes, fresh off the unprecedented success of the Shaft soundtrack in , could command sales to rival those of his white contemporaries.
And like that foldout cross, it was a massively ambitious statement album, a collection of covers and originals that documented the collapse of Hayes' marriage. His intense interest in girls, and nagging shame at his ragged physical appearance combined earlier to rip him from the ranks of academe. A succession of piddling jobs claimed his attention, but not for long. The Lord manifested Himself in a burning bush and although Moses refused to look, the Master's face became that of Stax Records.
Young Hayes, who taught himself to play the piano, was working a night club set with members of the Mar-Keys when he got the call from Stax President Jim Stewart to work a recording set with the late singing star, Otis Redding, "King of the Memphis Sound. One of Hayes's biggest tunes is Precious, Precious, which became a million-plus seller for singer Jackie Moore. Black and able Stax Executive Vice Pres. Al Bell gave Black Moses his first opportunity to become a recording star. And it came to pass that one night following a champagne party at Stax, white bassist Duck Dunn of Booker T.
The album was a modest success, but it kicked the door open for Black Moses to enter the ranks of the recording artists. The rest is history. The Lord manifested Himself in a burning bush and although Moses refused to look, the Master's face became that of Stax Records. Young Hayes, who taught himself to play the piano, was working a night club set with members of the Mar-Keys when he got the call from Stax President Jim Stewart to work a recording set with the late singing star, Otis Redding, "King of the Memphis Sound.
One of Hayes's biggest tunes is Precious, Precious, which became a million-plus seller for singer Jackie Moore. Black and able Stax Executive Vice Pres. Al Bell gave Black Moses his first opportunity to become a recording star. And it came to pass that one night following a champagne party at Stax, white bassist Duck Dunn of Booker T.
The album was a modest success, but it kicked the door open for Black Moses to enter the ranks of the recording artists. The rest is history.Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak), an Album by Isaac Hayes. Released in July on ABC (catalog no. ABCL ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Funk, Smooth Soul.