Isaac Hayes Branded

Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) + Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 10, 2012
Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) + Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}

Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) + Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}
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© 1995 PointBlank / Virgin Records | 40335 / 40336
Funk / Soul

The last album of new material Isaac Hayes released in his lifetime, 1995's BRANDED moves forward and casts a fond look back at the same time. On one hand, there are remakes of two songs from Hayes's `70s glory days, SHAFT's "Soulsville," and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquadalymistic" from HOT BUTTERED SOUL. At the same time, Hayes works his patented slow-jam deconstruction methods on something more contemporary by giving Sting's "Fragile" the kind of treatment he once employed to transform `60s pop hits into soul rhapsodies. Even on the album's new compositions, Hayes harks back to his heyday just a bit, teaming up with old cohort David Porter for "Thanks to the Fool," though the production throughout BRANDED is far from retro-sounding.

Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) {Point Blank / Virgin}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 14, 2010
Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) {Point Blank / Virgin}

Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) {Point Blank / Virgin}
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© 1995 Point Blank / Virgin Records | 7243 8 40335 2 1
Funk / Soul


Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) {Point Blank / Virgin}

The last album of new material Isaac Hayes released in his lifetime, 1995's BRANDED moves forward and casts a fond look back at the same time. On one hand, there are remakes of two songs from Hayes's `70s glory days, SHAFT's "Soulsville," and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquadalymistic" from HOT BUTTERED SOUL. At the same time, Hayes works his patented slow-jam deconstruction methods on something more contemporary by giving Sting's "Fragile" the kind of treatment he once employed to transform `60s pop hits into soul rhapsodies. Even on the album's new compositions, Hayes harks back to his heyday just a bit, teaming up with old cohort David Porter for "Thanks to the Fool," though the production throughout BRANDED is far from retro-sounding.
Isaac Hayes - Double Feature: Three Tough Guys & Truck Turner (1993) [2CD] {Stax}

Isaac Hayes - Double Feature: Three Tough Guys & Truck Turner (1993) [2CD] {Stax}
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© 1993 Stax / Fantasy | 2SCD-88014-2
Funk / Soul / Soundtracks / Blaxploitation

Isaac Hayes not only was an innovative composer, songwriter, producer, and performer in the '60s and '70s, he was also an actor and appeared in several "blaxploitation" films during the early '70s. Hayes did double duty on these projects, writing and conducting the soundtracks for several, including the two featured on this twin-CD reissue.

Isaac Hayes - The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976) (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 8, 2017
Isaac Hayes - The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976) (2017)

Isaac Hayes - The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976) (2017)
Soul, Funk, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:56:53 | 630 MB
Label: Craft Recordings

In the late 1960s Isaac Hayes helped save Stax Records. After its considerable success earlier in the decade, the Memphis record label hit hard times that almost destroyed its modest empire. In December 1967 Otis Redding the label’s biggest act and one of the most popular R&B singers in the world was killed in a plane crash alongside most of the Bar-Kays. In April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel, converting what had been a hideout and meeting place for the house musicians into a symbol of the nation’s escalating racial tensions. Meanwhile, Stax’s owners had been renegotiating the label’s contract with Atlantic Records, which had distributed nearly every Stax release; they were horrified to discover a clause that gave ownership of the entire back catalog, along with control of its second biggest act, Sam & Dave, to Atlantic. Stax had no funds and no way to get funds. One of the biggest success stories of the decade looked like it might meet an ignominious end—just another indie gobbled up by the New York giants strengthening their grasp on the market.

Isaac Hayes Movement - Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 6, 2010
Isaac Hayes Movement - Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}

Isaac Hayes Movement - Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}
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© 1995 Virgin Records | 7243 8 40336 2 0
Funk / Soul / Instrumental


Isaac Hayes Movement - Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}

In the mid-1990s, after a several-year hiatus, Isaac Hayes made a comeback with two albums released simultaneously: BRANDED was a set of new material, while RAW & REFINED collected instrumentals from over the years. The origins of the tracks remain murky; the album's title implies that old, unearthed demos from Hayes's prime period have been packaged with newer recordings, most likely from the same sessions as BRANDED. The sound is mostly vintage Hayes–funky, organ-heavy jams replete with histrionic orchestration and wah-wah guitars. One cannot help but conjure images of SHAFT as saxophone solos rip over '70s-era funk beats. For those completists seeking a Hayes fix, RAW & REFINED more than satisfies over the course of its 13 funky and pretty tracks.

Isaac Hayes - Stax Classics (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 19, 2017
Isaac Hayes - Stax Classics (2017)

Isaac Hayes - Stax Classics (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:45 | 124 Mb
Blues, Soul, Funk | Label: Stax Records

The new Stax Classics series celebrates the iconic label's greatest stars, offering new liner notes, label discographies and 12 choice cuts from the artists' Stax catalog. This collection highlights the music of GRAMMY® and Academy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and actor Isaac Hayes. Hayes, who began his career as a songwriter and producer at Stax, co-writing such iconic hits as Sam & Dave's 'Soul Man' and 'Hold On! I'm Comin',' became a star in his own right with 1969's Hot Buttered Soul. The title, which featured Hayes' deep baritone vocals and signature sonic explorations, opened the door for a slew of groundbreaking titles, including Hayes' iconic, award-winning 1971 score for film Shaft, and his critically-acclaimed double album, Black Moses. This album spans Hayes' solo career, and includes such tracks as the Jimmy Webb cover 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', 'Hyperbolicsyllabicsequedalymistic' and, of course, the 'Theme From Shaft.'

Isaac Hayes - U-Turn (1986) [2011 Expansion] RE-UP  Music

Posted by JET 1 at May 7, 2017
Isaac Hayes - U-Turn (1986) [2011 Expansion] RE-UP

Isaac Hayes - U-Turn (1986) [2011 Expansion]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 435 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: Expansion Records | Catalog Number: EXCDM28

In 1986, Isaac Hayes signed with CBS Records and many hoped he would make a big comeback. Despite containing some great songs, superb production and strong and passionate vocals from Isaac this CD was very poorly promoted and it failed to get the radio airplay it deserved. Standout numbers featured include "If You Want My Lovin', Do Me Right", "It Never Rains In London", "Thank God For Love" and Isaac's crushingly soulful remake of "Hey Girl". "U-Turn" may well be one of Isaac Hayes' most obscure and underrated albums but it's well worth getting if you can find it.

Isaac Hayes - Chocolate Chip (1975/2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 24, 2017
Isaac Hayes - Chocolate Chip (1975/2016)

Isaac Hayes - Chocolate Chip (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:26 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Chocolate Chip" is the seventh studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. It was released in 1975 by ABC Records through Isaak' own imprint, Hot Buttered Soul Records, marking Hayes' first release after leaving the then-financially troubled Stax label. The album was segue into the emerging disco scene and featured horns and layered beats, while maintaining his traditional soulful vocals.
Isaac Hayes - Chocolate Chip (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - Chocolate Chip (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:26 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Chocolate Chip" is the seventh studio album by American soul musician Isaac Hayes. It was released in 1975 by ABC Records through Isaak' own imprint, Hot Buttered Soul Records, marking Hayes' first release after leaving the then-financially troubled Stax label. The album was segue into the emerging disco scene and featured horns and layered beats, while maintaining his traditional soulful vocals.
Isaac Hayes - To Be Continued (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - …To Be Continued (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:04 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

…To Be Continued was the fourth album in three years from Isaac Hayes and his second release of 1970. The record peaked at number 11 in the US and also reached the top spot on the jazz albums chart. Hayes is backed on these tracks by the Bar-Kays, the Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.