Isaac Hayes

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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Barry White / Isaac Hayes
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Biography

20 August 1942, Covington, Tennessee, USA d. 10 August 2008, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hayes’ formative years were spent playing piano and organ in various Memphis clubs. He fronted several groups, including Sir Isaac And The Doo-dads, the Teen Tones and Sir Calvin And His Swinging Cats, and recorded a handful of rudimentary singles. However, it was not until 1964 that he was able to attract the attention of the city’s premier soul outlet, Stax Records. Having completed a session with Mar-Keys saxophonist Floyd Newman, Hayes was invited to remain as a stand-in for Booker T. Jones. He then established a songwriting partnership with David Porter and enjoyed success with Sam And Dave’s ‘Hold On I’m Comin’’, ‘Soul Man’ and ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’. The team also wrote for Carla Thomas (‘B-A-B-Y’) and Johnnie Taylor (‘I Had A Dream’, ‘I Got To Love Somebody’s...

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