Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing (Enterprise 9042)


Do Your Thing

ISAAC HAYES
1942-2008

A genius.

That's what he was. Even before Shaft busted things wide open, his skills as a songwriter and arranger were one of the major forces behind the success of Stax. As the awards and recognition came, he never forgot where he came from.

"If you feel like you wanna sing, 'cause singing is your thing - sing on."

Sing on.

4 Comments:

Blogger raggedy said...

Thanks for this refreshingly pithy post on a great man. R.I.P Isaac Hayes. I am so sad.

11:10 AM  
Blogger whiteray said...

Red, you said more in a paragraph and three more sentences than I said in six or seven grafs! Nicely done!

12:19 PM  
Blogger chaser said...

What an amazing human being. I can only imagine what it would be like to see Isaac riding around Memphis in that cadillac of his. Thanks Red.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful and versatile performer!! I have collected much of his work, including whatever vinyl and CDs that I can find. His death is a great loss to the world!!

10:39 AM  

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