Tag Archive: Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.89 GB (ISO) + 1.39 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stax | US | Cat#: SXSA-88002-6 | Genre: Funk, Jazz, Soundtrack

Of the many wonderful blaxpoitation soundtracks to emerge during the early ’70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era’s most accomplished soul artists, having helped elevate Stax to its esteemed status; therefore, his being chosen to score such a high-profile major-studio film shouldn’t seem like a surprise.Read More

Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.50 GB (ISO) + 720 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stax | US | Cat#: SXSA-1010-6 | Genre: Funk, Soul

Although this is Isaac Hayes’ third long-player, he had long been a staple of the Memphis R&B scene — primarily within the Stax coterie — where his multiple talents included instrumentalist, arranger, and composer of some of the most beloved soul music of the ’60s. Along with his primary collaborator, David Porter, Hayes was responsible for well over 200 sides — including the genre-defining “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” “Soul Man,” “B-A-B-Y,” “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” and “I Had a Dream.” As a solo artist however, Hayes redefined the role of the long-player with his inimitably smooth narrative style of covering classic pop and R&B tracks, many of which would spiral well over ten minutes.Read More

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969) {2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 284 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.84 GB (SACD ISO) + 917 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2005 | Genre: Soul, R&B

Released at the tail end of the ’60s, Hot Buttered Soul set the precedent for how soul would evolve in the early ’70s, simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays as major forces within black music. Though not quite as definitive as Black Moses or as well-known as Shaft, Hot Buttered Soul remains an undeniably seminal record; it stretched its songs far beyond the traditional three-to-four-minute industry norm, featured long instrumental stretches where the Bar-Kays stole the spotlight, and it introduced a new, iconic persona for soul with Hayes’ tough yet sensual image.Read More