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Remembering Isaac Hayes

David Nathan, Stax 50th Online Blog, August 2008

IT MIGHT be easy to simply consider Isaac Hayes as Black Moses, as the distinguished winner of an Oscar for 'Theme For Shaft', as the man who literally changed the sound of R&B radio in 1969 with his groundbreaking Hot Buttered Soul, as a 1977 duet partner with Dionne Warwick – for their famed 'A Man And A Woman' tour (I saw it; it was amazing) and to whom he gave the Grammy-winning song 'Déjà Vu' as a birthday gift, as a dynamic showman resplendent in gold chains, bald head glistening, a physical giant of a man.

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