R.I.P. Isaac Hayes

R.I.P. Isaac Hayes. Born in August 1942, Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was a soul legend. In modern culture he will be remembered for his soundtrack to the iconic blaxploitation movie, Shaft, and also his long running part as the voice of Chef in the TV show South Park. Isaac was found unconscious in his home on Sunday 10th August, he died at the age of 65, currently the cause of death is unknown, although no evidence of foul play has been found.

Isaac Hayes was indeed the voice of Chef, and he was indeed the guy responsible for the theme to Shaft, but to know his music is to know the real Isaac Hayes. See this as a bit of a roll-call, but Isaac Hayes was responsible for creations such as; Stax Records, Booker T. & the MGs, numerous re-works of classic Bacharach songs, duets with Dionne Warwick, work with Millie Jackson and also a lot of acting work. This is just the tip of the iceberg. He worked in the entertainment industry for a long time!

mp3: Isaac Hayes – Early Sunday Morning

Hayes is survived by his wife, and also 12 children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.