Personalities | Isaac Hayes | Seventies | Rock

(Saxophone, vocals, b. 1942–2008)

This soul singer from Tennessee began his musical career as a saxophonist for Stax Records studio band The Mar-Keys. The album Hot Buttered Soul (1969) was his commercial breakthrough and Hayes became internationally famous with the soundtrack to the film Shaft (1971), the style of which anticipated disco. After leaving Stax, his records were less successful and he filed for bankruptcy in 1976. He later voiced the Chef in the cartoon series South Park.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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