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Rock Hall Anniversary: Issac Hayes' Hot Buttered Soul
AUGUST 5: Isaac Hayes performs on the Open Air stage during the third day of the Big Chill music festival at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills on August 5, 2007 in Herefordshire, England. In the 1960s, R&B and soul music was defined by labels such as Motown and Stax, as well as artists including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and the Temptations.
'Take Me to the River' Documentary Review
Although 'Take Me to the River' never hits the same emotional notes as last year's '20 Feet from Stardom' that won the Best Documentary Oscar, it's a noteworthy snapshot at the major role Memphis played in the American music scene. Memphis has a soul to it that influenced countless musical legends like B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Al Green, Wilson Pickett and many more.
East Bay Express
Review: Take Me to the River
There's been no shortage of tuneful movies lately, but Martin Shore's Take Me to the River has one or two secret weapons that make it stand out in the crowd. Any "roots R&B" documentary that can get Mavis Staples, Snoop Dogg, Booker T. Jones, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Otis Clay into the studio for live sessions in front of a camera is noteworthy right from the start.
The Memphis Flyer
Classic Soul: Isaac Hayes' 'Walk On By'
Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Producer. Actor. Icon. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think about the late, great Isaac Hayes.
Netroots Radio Presents: "Stilted Guitar Picks and Abandoned Stilettos"
I'm Special Agent DJ Justice ; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.
the Memphis Project
Dual Drive is a project spearheaded by veteran Memphis musicians Garry Goin and Patrick Register , whose sessions credits include work with the Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples, et al. On this mostly instrumental outing the duo pays its love and respect to the Bluff City's rich musical history, covering songs originally recorded ... (more)
Exclusive: Isaac Hayes Family Pushes Legacy Into the Future...
This week marks six years since the untimely passing of music legend Isaac Hayes , but it should also be noted as new beginning of sorts.