- Released: July 12, 1989
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Stax Uk
- 1.Theme From 'Shaft'
- 2.Cafe Reggio
- 3.Walk On By
- 4.Ain't That Lovin' You (For More Reasons Than One)
- 5.Do Your Thing
- 6.(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
- 7.I Stand Accused
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Producers: Isaac Hayes, Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones, David Porter.
Includes liner notes written by Barry Lazell which originally appeared on the album "Enterprise: His Greatest Hits."
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lanci (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
THE BEST OF ISAAC HAYES, VOL. 1 is a compilation of tracks recorded for Stax between 1969-1973.
Liner Note Author: Barry Lazell.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: David Porter.
A decent attempt to present some of Isaac Hayes' past hits on an anthology. But as one of R&B and soul's first concept and album artists, it's impossible to appreciate his contributions out of sequence. His early and mid-'70s albums helped change the course of contemporary black music production approaches, and that can't be understood by listening to condensed versions of hit singles, or even just by hearing the singles themselves removed from the album context. ~ Ron Wynn