August 10, 2008
- RIP Isaac Hayes 8/20/1942-8/10/2008: Another great has left us: soul legend Isaac Hayes passed away today at 2:08 this morning. He was 65. A fixture of the City of Memphis, Hayes was best known for his hits “Hot Buttered Soul”, “The Theme from Shaft”, and “Black Moses”. He was a three-time Grammy® award winner (two for "Shaft” and one for “Black Moses”). He was a crucial part of Stax Records, serving not only as a star, but as a behind-the-scenes writer, arranger, and musician. He crafted songs for Otis Redding and Sam and Dave during his Stax tenure. In later years, he was well known as the voice of Chef in the animated TV show South Park, but left the show after it made a parody of Scientology, which was his religion. To read the CNN story of Isaac’s passing, click here; and to visit Isaac’s great website, click here. Rest in peace, Isaac, and thank you for your music.