For a while put away his implication in scientology church, put away the hyper megalo attitude… But always remember who was Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.
Everybody must have listened this unique talent, at least one time in his life. This gifted musician gave us many of the greatest songs, and I also suggest you to listen what he wrote for others artists such as Sam & Dave, Millie Jackson, Linda Clifford, Dionne Warwick… His best known work, for the 1971 Blaxploitation film “Shaft“, earned Hayes the first Academy Award received by an Afro-American in non acting category and two Grammy Arward. He received a third Grammy for the album Black Moses.
If you don’t know him so much, I let you to be curious and discover more by yourself. As I do, I hope you will take great pleasure listening to his work, to this huge career even he passed away in an early age.
I found few document wich are interestings… 1st, let’s watch and compare theses two videos :