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Issac Hayes Dead

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 02:17 pm
Soul legend Isaac Hayes dies

(CNN) -- Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film "Shaft," has died, sheriff's officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday.

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Singer Issac Hayes seen performing in the U.K. last year. Hayes was found dead Sunday at age 65.

Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Schular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff's department said.

No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.

Hayes was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records in Memphis, playing in the studio's backup band and crafting tunes for artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave in the 1960s.

He released his first solo album in 1967.

In 1971, the theme from "Shaft" became a pop hit and won an Academy Award for best original theme song. The song and the movie score also won Grammy awards for best original score and movie theme.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 02:18 pm
that guy in the black robes is mighty busy lately...
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 02:20 pm
Oooooooooooooh....... wow. RIP Issac.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 03:55 pm
I saw him in Houston, in the Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder Review, back when Dylan's big record was Hurricane. Isaac did the hosting. Another good guy down.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 03:57 pm
I liked his music.

Rest in Peace.
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eoe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 04:08 pm
speechless... Shocked
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barrythemod
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 04:27 pm
He will be missed in my house!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 04:56 pm
Ciao Isaac

Kyle: Chef, have you ever had something happen to you, but nobody believed you?

Chef: Oh, children, children, that's a problem we've all had to face at some time or another. Here, let me sing you a little song. It might clear things up.

I'm gonna make love to ya woman
gonna lay ya down by the fire
And caress your womanly body
make ya moan and perspire
Gonna-

Stan: Uh, Chef.
Chef: -get those juices flowin'-
Stan: Chef.
Chef: -we're makin' love gravy-
Stan: Chef!
Chef: -love gravy, lovelovelovelovelove GRAVIH!
Stan: Chef!!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 05:04 pm
Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Schular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.


I wonder what the electric bill would be on something like that? How long do you suppose that treadmill was running?

These are questions you never see asked and, frankly, it is time someone asked them.

I'm the man for the job.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 05:08 pm
that part of the story made me realise my dislike for exercise is justified
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 05:16 pm
djjd62 wrote:
that part of the story made me realise my dislike for exercise is justified


Exercise seems a bit too much like work to me as well.

There should be some sort of law against such behavior.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 05:23 pm
RIP Chef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzBrxj-Gjo
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 06:41 pm
From the thread where I just heard about this:



Isaac Hayes is dead??? Shocked Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

That man was smooth... he made some of the smoothest music on earth, and what style, too.
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 06:42 pm
An icon he was, a musical genius, and one of the coolest, smoothest dudes ever. This is really sad.

I mean, Isaac Hayes! Jesus.
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2008 07:06 pm
RIP Isaac Hayes..

Isaac Hayes Live - 1973 - Shaft!

His best song ever... he doesnt actually sing much, here, but - the man!



(btw - doesnt that totally look like a young Jesse Jackson, that guy introducing him I mean?)
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 05:07 pm
Nimh, that IS a very young, very fine Jessie Jackson. He was sooooo handsome back in the day.

I'm not altogether sure where that video came from, whether it's from the movie Wattstax or live from Chicago's Black Expo, where I saw Ike Hayes back in 1972. Or was it 1973? Instead of appearing onstage with only his usual band, there was also a stringed orchestra of mainly older white men in tuxedos. Can you imagine the contrast? Isaac Hayes in his furs and chains and a tuxedo-clad orchestra? It was incredible!

What I loved most about his performances was the fact that he wouldn't hit the stage until midnight and play until 2 or 3 am. You had just ONE thing in mind when you left an Isaac Hayes show. Laughing
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