Isaac Hayes

By Lee Hildebrand

 

Isaac Hayes was soul music’s first super hero. He was a young African American man who had risen out of abject poverty to prove that he could do most everything musical: sing, play (keyboards, vibes, saxophone), produce, compose, arrange, and score motion pictures. Jet magazine dubbed him “the Moses of Black Music,” and the husky, chrome-domed Hayes played the triumphant titan role to the hilt, frequently appearing in concert in a suit of chains. He was depicted in a long, hooded robe standing on a river bank with arms outstretched on the poster cover... Read More

City Of Origin:
Covington, Tennessee, United States
Genre:
Soul, Pop Soul, Funk
Birthdate:
08/20/1942
Death date:
08/10/2008
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