Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.(August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session #musician and record producer, teaming with his partner
David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter, along with #BillWithers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the #SongwritersHallofFame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes was also a 2002 inductee into the
Birth name: Isaac Lee Hayes Jr
Born: August 20, 1942
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: August 10, 2008(aged 65)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.[1
soul funk disco
Occupation(s):,#Singer. #songwriter, #actor #voiceactor #producer Instruments: #Piano
Years active: 1963–2008
Stax ABC Columbia
David Porter; Booker T. & the M.G.'s;The Bar-Kays; Dionne Warwick
The song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter, first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the #GrammyHallofFame. It was also honored by #TheRockandRollHallofFame, by #RollingStonemagazine, and by the #RecordingIndustryAssociationofAmerica(RIAA) as one of the #SongsoftheCentury. During the late 1960s, Hayes also began a career as a #recordingartist. He had several successful soul albums such as #HotButteredSoul (1969) and #Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in #popularmusic, he worked as a #composer of musical scores for motion pictures.
He was well known for his #musicalscore for the film #Shaft (1971). For the "#ThemefromShaft", he was awarded the Academy award