Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes, 1942-2008

Isaac Hayes, possessor of one of the great nicknames in modern music, one we shamefully neglected on our recent list of such, has finally copped out at the age of 65. The Black Moses first came to fame co-writing songs like "Soul Man" and "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" for Sam and Dave before embarking on his own solo career. His "Theme From Shaft" spent two weeks at Number One and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Hayes' twelfth and final child was born to his fourth wife two years ago.

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