The Info List - Isaac Hayes

Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter, along with Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty
John Fogerty
were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. In 2002, Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[2] The song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as one of the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes also began a career as a recording artist. He had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul
(1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures. He was well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For the "Theme from Shaft", he was awarded the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song in 1972. He became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award
Academy Award
in any competitive field covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy for his music album Black Moses. In recognition of his humanitarian work there Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada, Ghana
Ada, Ghana
region in 1992. He acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movies Truck Turner
Truck Turner
and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series
TV series
The Rockford Files (1974–1980). He voiced the character Chef from the animated Comedy Central
Comedy Central
series South Park
South Park
from its debut in 1997 until 2005. His influences were Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and psychedelic soul groups like The Chambers Brothers
The Chambers Brothers
and Sly and the Family Stone. On August 5, 2003, Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers.[3] Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances.[4]


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Stax Records
Stax Records
and Shaft 2.2 HBS ( Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul
Records) and bankruptcy 2.3 Basketball team ownership 2.4 Polydor and hiatus, and film work 2.5 Return to fame and stardom

3 South Park

3.1 Scientology
episode 3.2 Departure from South Park 3.3 After South Park

4 Personal life

4.1 Family 4.2 Scientology
activism 4.3 Charitable work

5 Death

5.1 Legacy

6 Awards and nominations 7 Discography 8 Filmography 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit]

1973 photo of Hayes taken by John H. White.

Isaac Hayes, Jr. was born in Covington, Tennessee,[5] in Tipton County. He was the second child of Eula (née Wade) and Isaac Hayes, Sr.[6] After his mother died young and his father abandoned his family, Isaac, Jr., was raised by his maternal grandparents,[7] Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade, Sr. The child of a sharecropper family, he grew up working on farms in Shelby County, Tennessee, and in Tipton County. At age five Hayes began singing at his local church; he taught himself to play the piano, the Hammond organ, the flute, and the saxophone. Hayes dropped out of high school, but his former teachers at Manassas High School in Memphis
encouraged him to complete his diploma, which he did at age 21. After graduating from high school, Hayes was offered several music scholarships from colleges and universities. He turned down all of them to provide for his immediate family, working at a meat-packing plant in Memphis
by day and playing nightclubs and juke joints several evenings a week in Memphis
and nearby northern Mississippi.[7] His first professional gigs, in the late 1950s, were as a singer at Curry's Club in North Memphis, backed by Ben Branch's houseband.[8] Career[edit] Stax Records
Stax Records
and Shaft[edit] Hayes began his recording career in the early 1960s, as a session player for various acts of the Memphis-based Stax Records. He later wrote a string of hit songs with songwriting partner David Porter, including "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'" for Sam & Dave. Hayes, Porter and Stax studio band Booker T. & the M.G.'s were also the producers for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas
Carla Thomas
and other Stax artists during the mid-1960s. Hayes-Porter contributed to the Stax sound made famous during this period, and Sam & Dave credited Hayes for helping develop both their sound and style. In 1968, Hayes released his debut album, Presenting Isaac Hayes, a jazzy, largely improvised effort that was commercially unsuccessful.[9] His next album was Hot Buttered Soul, which was released in 1969 after Stax had gone through a major upheaval. The label had lost its largest star, Otis Redding, in a plane crash in December 1967. Stax lost all of its back catalog to Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
in May 1968. As a result, Stax executive vice president Al Bell called for 27 new albums to be completed in mid-1969; Hot Buttered Soul, was the most successful of these releases.[9] This album is noted for Hayes's image (shaved head, gold jewelry, sunglasses, etc.) and his distinct sound (extended orchestral songs relying heavily on organs, horns and guitars, deep bass vocals, etc). Also on the album, Hayes reinterpreted "Walk On By" (which had been made famous by Dionne Warwick) into a 12-minute exploration. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" starts with an eight-minute-long monologue[10] before breaking into song, and the lone original number, the funky "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" runs nearly ten minutes, a significant break from the standard three-minute soul/pop songs. "Walk On By" would be the first of many times Hayes would take a Burt Bacharach standard, generally made famous as three-minute pop songs by Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
or Dusty Springfield, and transform it into a soulful, lengthy and almost gospel number. In 1970, Hayes released two albums, The Isaac Hayes Movement
The Isaac Hayes Movement
and To Be Continued. The former stuck to the four-song template of his previous album. Jerry Butler's "I Stand Accused" begins with a trademark spoken word monologue, and Bacharach's "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" is re-worked.[citation needed] The latter spawned the classic "The Look of Love", another Bacharach song transformed into an 11-minute epic of lush orchestral rhythm (mid-way it breaks into a rhythm guitar jam for a couple of minutes before suddenly resuming the slow love song). An edited three-minute version was issued as a single.[11] The album featured the instrumental "Ike's Mood," which segued into his own version of "You've Lost That Loving Feeling". Hayes released a Christmas single, "The Mistletoe and Me" (with "Winter Snow" as a B-side).[citation needed] In early 1971, Hayes composed music for the soundtrack of the blaxploitation film Shaft (he appeared in a cameo role as a bartender). The title theme, with its wah-wah guitar and multi-layered symphonic arrangement, would become a worldwide hit single, and spent two weeks at number one in the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in November. The remainder of the album was mostly instrumentals covering big beat jazz, bluesy funk, and hard Stax-styled soul. The other two vocal songs, the social commentary "Soulsville" and the 19-minute jam "Do Your Thing," would be edited down to hit singles.[11] He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the "Theme from Shaft", and was nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score for the film's score. Later in the year, Hayes released a double album, Black Moses, that expanded on his earlier sounds and featured The Jackson 5's song "Never Can Say Goodbye". Another single, "I Can't Help It", was not featured on the album.[citation needed] In 1972, Hayes would record the theme tune for the television series The Men and enjoy a hit single (with "Type Thang" as a B-side).[11] He released several other non-album singles during the year, such as "Feel Like Making Love", "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)" and "Rolling Down a Mountainside". Atlantic would re-release Hayes's debut album this year with the new title In The Beginning.[12] Hayes was back in 1973 with an acclaimed live double album, Live at the Sahara Tahoe, and followed it up with the album Joy, with the eerie beat of the 15-minute title track. He moved away from cover songs with this album. An edited "Joy" would be a hit single.[13] In 1974, Hayes was featured in the blaxploitation films Three Tough Guys and Truck Turner, and he recorded soundtracks for both. Tough Guys was almost devoid of vocals and Truck Turner
Truck Turner
yielded a single with the title theme. The soundtrack score of Truck Turner
Truck Turner
was eventually used by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
in the Kill Bill
Kill Bill
film series, and has been used for over 30 years as the opening score of Brazilian radio show Jornal de Esportes on the Jovem Pan
Jovem Pan
station. Unlike most African-American
musicians of the period, Hayes did not sport an Afro; his bald head became one of his defining characteristics.[citation needed] HBS ( Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul
Records) and bankruptcy[edit] By 1974, Stax Records
Stax Records
was having serious financial problems, stemming from problems with overextension and limited record sales and distribution. Hayes himself was deep in debt to Union Planters Bank, which administered loans for the Stax label and many of its other key employees. In September of that year, Hayes sued Stax for $5.3 million. As Stax was in deep debt and could not pay, the label made an arrangement with Hayes and Union Planters: Stax released Hayes from his recording and production contracts, and Union Planters would collect all of Hayes's income and apply it towards his debts. Hayes formed his own label, Hot Buttered Soul, which released its product through ABC Records.[14] His new album, 1975's Chocolate Chip, saw Hayes embrace the disco sound with the title track and lead single. "I Can't Turn Around" would prove a popular song as time went on. This would be Hayes's last album to chart in the top 40 for many years. Later in the year, the all-instrumental Disco
Connection album fully embraced disco. In 1976, the album cover of Juicy Fruit featured Hayes in a pool with naked women, and spawned the title track single and the classic "Storm Is Over". Later the same year the Groove-A-Thon
album featured the singles "Rock Me Easy Baby" and the title track. However, while all these albums were regarded as solid efforts, Hayes was no longer selling large numbers. He and his wife were forced into bankruptcy in 1976, as they owed over $6 million. By the end of the bankruptcy proceedings in 1977, Hayes had lost his home, much of his personal property, and the rights to all future royalties earned from the music he had written, performed, and produced.[15] Basketball team ownership[edit] On July 17, 1974, Hayes, along with Mike Storen, Avron Fogelman and Kemmons Wilson, took over ownership of the American Basketball Association team the Memphis
Tams.[16] The prior owner was Charles O. Finley, the owner of the Oakland A's
Oakland A's
baseball team. Hayes's group renamed the team the Memphis
Sounds. Despite a 66% increase in home attendance, hiring well regarded coach Joe Mullaney and, unlike in the prior three seasons, making the 1975 ABA Playoffs (losing to the eventual champion Kentucky Colonels
Kentucky Colonels
in the Eastern Division semifinals), the team's financial problems continued. The group was given a deadline of June 1, 1975, to sell 4,000 season tickets, obtain new investors and arrange a more favorable lease for the team at the Mid-South Coliseum. However, the group did not come through and the ABA took over the team, selling it to a group in Maryland that renamed the team the Baltimore Hustlers and then the Baltimore Claws before the club finally folded during preseason play for the 1975-1976 season.[17] Polydor and hiatus, and film work[edit] In 1977, Hayes was back with a new deal with Polydor Records, a live album of duets with Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
did moderately well, and his comeback studio album New Horizon sold better and enjoyed a hit single "Out The Ghetto", and also featured the popular "It's Heaven To Me". 1978's For the Sake of Love
For the Sake of Love
saw Hayes record a sequel to "Theme from Shaft" ("Shaft II"), but was most famous for the single "Zeke The Freak", a song that would have a shelf life of decades and be a major part of the House movement in the UK. The same year, Fantasy Records, which had bought out Stax Records, released an album of Hayes's non-album singles and archived recordings as a "new" album, Hotbed, in 1978. In 1979, Hayes returned to the Top 40 with Don't Let Go and its disco-styled title track that became a hit single (U.S. #18), and also featured the classic "A Few More Kisses To Go". Later in the year he added vocals and worked on Millie Jackson's album Royal Rappin's, and a song he co-wrote, "Deja Vu", became a hit for Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
and won her a Grammy for best female R&B vocal. Neither 1980s And Once Again or 1981's Lifetime Thing
Lifetime Thing
produced notable songs or big sales, and Hayes chose to take a break from music to pursue acting. In the 1970s, Hayes was featured in the films Shaft (1971) and Truck Turner (1974); he also had a recurring role in the TV series
TV series
The Rockford Files as an old cellmate of Rockford's, Gandolph Fitch (who always referred to Rockford as "Rockfish" much to his annoyance), including one episode alongside duet-partner Dionne Warwick. In the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared in numerous films, notably Escape from New York (1981), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
(1988), Prime Target (1991), and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), as well as in episodes of The A-Team and Miami Vice. He also attempted a musical comeback, embracing the style of drum machines and synth for 1986s U-Turn and 1988s Love Attack, though neither proved successful. In 1991, he was featured in a duet with fellow soul singer Barry White
Barry White
on White's ballad "Dark and Lovely (You Over There)". Return to fame and stardom[edit] In 1995, Hayes appeared as a Las Vegas minister impersonating himself in the comedy series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He launched a comeback on the Virgin label in May 1995 with Branded, an album of new material that earned impressive sales figures as well as positive reviews from critics who proclaimed it a return to form.[18] A companion album released around the same time, Raw and Refined, featured a collection of previously unreleased instrumentals, both old and new. Hayes worked on the theme for the 1996 theatrical release 'Beavis and Butt-Head Do America', producing a piece which was essentially a hybrid of 'The Theme From Shaft' and the theme from the original 'Beavis and Butt-Head' TV show. Soon after, Hayes joined the founding cast of Comedy Central's animated TV series, South Park. Hayes provided the voice for the character of "Chef", the amorous elementary-school lunchroom cook, from the show's debut on August 13, 1997 (one week shy of his 55th birthday), through the end of its ninth season in 2006. The role of Chef drew on Hayes's talents both as an actor and as a singer, thanks to the character's penchant for making conversational points in the form of crudely suggestive soul songs. An album of songs from the series appeared in 1998 with the title Chef Aid: The South Park Album[19] reflecting Chef's popularity with the show's fans, and the Chef song "Chocolate Salty Balls" became a number-one U.K. hit.[20] However, when the South Park
South Park
movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was released the following year, Chef was the only major character who did not perform a showcase song in the film; his lone musical contribution was "Good Love," a track on the soundtrack album which originally appeared on Black Moses in 1971 and is not heard in the movie[21] In 2000, he appeared on the soundtrack of the French movie The Magnet on the song "Is It Really Home" written and composed by rapper Akhenaton (IAM) and composer Bruno Coulais. In 2002, Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After he played a set at the Glastonbury Festival, the same year a documentary highlighting Isaac's career and his impact on many of the Memphis
artists in the 1960s onwards was produced, "Only The Strong Survive". In 2004, Hayes appeared in a recurring minor role as the Jaffa Tolok on the television series Stargate SG-1. The following year, he appeared in the critically acclaimed independent film Hustle & Flow. He also had a brief recurring role in UPN/The CW's Girlfriends as Eugene Childs (father of Toni). South Park[edit] Main article: Chef (South Park)

Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
was the voice of Chef on South Park.

During the late 1990s, Hayes gained new popularity as the voice of Chef on the Comedy Central
Comedy Central
animated television series South Park. Chef was a soul-singing cafeteria worker for South Park
South Park
Elementary. A song from the series performed by Chef, " Chocolate Salty Balls
Chocolate Salty Balls
(P.S. I Love You)", received international radio airplay in 1999. It reached number one on the UK singles chart
UK singles chart
and also on the Irish singles chart. The track also appeared on the album Chef Aid: The South Park
South Park
Album in 1998.[22] Scientology
episode[edit] In the South Park
South Park
episode "Trapped in the Closet", a satire of Scientology
which aired on November 16, 2005, Hayes did not appear in his role as Chef. While appearing on the Opie and Anthony
Opie and Anthony
radio show about a month after the episode aired, Hayes was asked, "What did you think about when Matt and Trey did that episode on Scientology?", he replied, "One thing about Matt and Trey, they lampoon everybody, and if you take that serious, I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for two dollars. That's what they do." In an interview for The A.V. Club on January 4, 2006, Hayes was again asked about the episode. He said that he told the creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, "Guys, you have it all wrong. We're not like that. I know that’s your thing, but get your information correct, because somebody might believe that shit, you know?" He then told them to take a couple of Scientology
courses to understand what they do. In the interview, Hayes defended South Park's style of controversial humor, noting that he was not pleased with the show's treatment of Scientology, but saying that he "understands what Matt and Trey are doing."[23] Departure from South Park[edit] On March 13, 2006, a statement was issued in Hayes's name, indicating that he was asking to be released from his contract with Comedy Central, citing recent episodes which satirized religious beliefs as being intolerant. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," he was quoted in the press statement. However, the statement did not directly mention Scientology. A response from Matt Stone
Matt Stone
said that Hayes' complaints stemmed from the show's criticism of Scientology
and that he "has no problem – and he's cashed plenty of checks – with our show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons or Jews."[24][25] Stone adds, "[We] never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin." Stone and Parker agreed to release Hayes from his contract by his request. In 2007, Hayes said he had quit because "they [Parker and Stone] didn't pay me enough... They weren't that nice."[26] The South Park
South Park
season 10 premiere (aired March 22, 2006) featured "The Return of Chef", a thinly veiled telling of the affair from Parker and Stone's point of view. Using sound clips from past episodes, it depicts Chef as having been brainwashed and urges viewers (via Kyle talking to the town) to "remember Chef as the jolly old guy who always broke into song" and not to blame Chef for his defection, but rather, as Kyle states, "be mad at that fruity little club for scrambling his brains." In the episode, the cult that brainwashed Chef is named the "Super Adventure Club" and is depicted as a group of child molesters who travel the world to have sex with prepubescent children from exotic places. In the end, Chef is unable to break free from his brainwashing and dies an extremely gruesome death, falling off a cliff, being mutilated by wild animals and shot several times. At the end of the episode, he is shown as being resurrected as a cyborg in the style of the resurrection of Darth Vader
Darth Vader
at the end of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. On March 20, 2006, two days before "The Return of Chef" aired, Roger Friedman of Fox News
Fox News
reported having been told that the March 13 statement was made in Hayes's name, but not by Hayes himself. He wrote: " Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
did not quit South Park. My sources say that someone quit it for him. ... Friends in Memphis
tell me that Hayes did not issue any statements on his own about South Park. They are mystified."[27] In a 2016 oral history of South Park
South Park
in The Hollywood Reporter, Isaac Hayes III confirmed that the decision to leave the show was made by Hayes' entourage, all of whom were ardent Scientologists. The decision was made after Hayes suffered a stroke leaving him vulnerable to outside influence and unable to make such decisions on his own.[28] After South Park[edit] Hayes' income was sharply reduced as a result of leaving South Park.[29] There followed announcements that he would be touring and performing. A reporter present at a January 2007 show in New York City, who had known Hayes fairly well, reported that "Isaac was plunked down at a keyboard, where he pretended to front his band. He spoke-sang, and his words were halting. He was not the Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
of the past."[29] In April 2008, while a guest on The Adam Carolla Show, Hayes stumbled in his responses to questions—possibly as a result of health issues. A caller questioned whether Hayes was under the influence of a substance, and Carolla and co-host Teresa Strasser
Teresa Strasser
asked Hayes if he had ever used marijuana. After some confusion on what was being asked, Hayes replied that he had only ever tried it once. During the interview the radio hosts made light of Hayes's awkward answers, and replayed Hayes comments as sound drops—often simulating conversation with his co-hosts. Hayes stated during this interview that he was no longer on good terms with Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone.[30] During the spring of 2008, Hayes shot scenes for a comedy about soul musicians inspired by the history of Stax Records
Stax Records
entitled Soul Men, in which he appears as himself in a supporting role. His voice can be heard in the film in a voice-over role as Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac (who died the day before Hayes), and Sharon Leal's characters are traveling through Memphis, Tennessee. His first actual appearance in the film is when he is shown in the audience clapping his hands as The Real Deal does a rendition of Hayes's 1971 hit song "Do Your Thing." His next appearance consists of him entering The Real Deal's dressing room to wish them luck on their performance and shaking hands with Louis Hinds (played by Jackson) and Floyd Henderson (played by Mac). During this scene, Hayes also helps Hinds reunite with his long-lost daughter Cleo (played by Leal). His final appearance in the film consists of him introducing The Real Deal to the audience.[29] The film was released on November 7, 2008. Two months after his death, the South Park
South Park
episode "The China Probrem" was dedicated to him.[citation needed] Personal life[edit]

Hayes' Cadillac at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
in Memphis, Tennessee

Family[edit] Hayes had 12 children, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.[31] His first marriage was to Dancy Hayes in 1960 and ended in divorce.[32] His second marriage was to Emily Ruth Watson on November 24, 1965. This marriage ended in divorce in 1972. Children from this marriage included Vincent Eric Hayes, Melanie Mia Hayes, and Nicole A. Hayes (McGee). He married bank teller[citation needed] Mignon Harley on April 18, 1973, and they divorced in 1986; they had two children.[33] Hayes and his wife were eventually forced into bankruptcy, owing over $6 million. Over the years, Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
was able to recover financially.[34] His fourth wife, Adjowa,[35] gave birth to a son named Nana Kwadjo Hayes on April 10, 2006.[36] He also had one son to whom he gave his name, Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
III, known as rap producer Ike Dirty. Hayes's eldest daughter is named Jackie, also named co-executor of his estate and other children to follow Veronica, Felicia, Melanie, Nikki, Lili, Darius, and Vincent [37] and he also had a daughter named Heather Hayes.[38] Scientology
activism[edit] Hayes took his first Scientology
course in 1993,[39] later contributing endorsement blurbs for many Scientology
books over the ensuing years. In 1996, Hayes began hosting The Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
and Friends Radio Show on WRKS in New York City. While there, Hayes became a client of young vegan raw food chef Elijah Joy and his company Organic Soul, Inc. Hayes also appears in the Scientology
film Orientation. In 1998, Hayes and fellow Scientologist entertainers Anne Archer, Chick Corea
Chick Corea
and Haywood Nelson
Haywood Nelson
attended the 30th anniversary of Freedom Magazine, the Church of Scientology's investigative news journal, at the National Press Club in Washington DC, to honor eleven activists.[40] In 2001, Hayes and Doug E. Fresh, another Scientologist musician, recorded a Scientology-inspired album called The Joy Of Creating – The Golden Era Musicians And Friends Play L. Ron Hubbard.[41] Charitable work[edit] The Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Foundation was founded in 1999 by Hayes.[42] In February 2006, Hayes appeared in a Youth for Human Rights International music video called "United". YHRI is a human rights group founded by the Church of Scientology. He was also involved in other human rights related groups such as the One Campaign. Isaac Hayes was crowned a chief in Ghana for his humanitarian work and economic efforts on the country’s behalf.[citation needed] Death[edit]

Wikinews has related news: Soul singer Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
dies at age 65

On March 20, 2006, Roger Friedman of Fox News
Fox News
reported that Hayes had suffered a minor stroke in January.[27] Hayes's spokeswoman, Amy Harnell, denied this,[43] but on October 26, 2006, Hayes himself confirmed that he had suffered a stroke.[44] Hayes was found unresponsive in his home located just east of Memphis
on August 10, 2008, ten days before his 66th birthday, as reported by the Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department. A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy and an ambulance from Rural Metro responded to his home after three family members found him on the floor next to a still-operating treadmill. Hayes was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08 p.m.[1][45][46] The cause of death was not immediately clear,[47] though the area medical examiners later listed a recurrence of stroke as the cause of death.[46][48] He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery.[49] Legacy[edit] The Tennessee General Assembly
Tennessee General Assembly
enacted legislation in 2010 to honor Hayes by naming a section of Interstate 40
Interstate 40
the " Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Memorial Highway". The name was applied to the stretch of highway in Shelby County from Sam Cooper Boulevard
Sam Cooper Boulevard
in Memphis
east to the Fayette County line. The naming was made official at a ceremony held on Hayes's birth anniversary in August 2010.[50] Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1972 Academy Award Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Shaft Nominated

Best Music, Original Song (For the song "Theme from Shaft") Won

BAFTA Award Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music Nominated

Golden Globe Award Best Original Song (For the song "Theme from Shaft") Nominated

Best Original Score Won

Grammy Award[51] Best Instrumental Arrangement (For the song "Theme from Shaft", arranged with Johnny Allen) Won

Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Won

1973 Grammy Award[51] Best Pop Instrumental Performance By An Arranger, Composer, Orchestra and/or Choral Leader Black Moses Won

1998 BMI Film & TV Award BMI TV Music Award (Shared with David Porter) Soul Man Won

1999 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series South Park Nominated

2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Shared with cast) Hustle & Flow Nominated

Discography[edit] Main article: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
discography See also: List of songs written by Isaac Hayes

Presenting Isaac Hayes
Presenting Isaac Hayes
(1968) Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul
(1969) The Isaac Hayes Movement
The Isaac Hayes Movement
(1970) ...To Be Continued
...To Be Continued
(1970) Black Moses (1971) Joy (1973) Chocolate Chip (1975) Disco
Connection (1975) Groove-A-Thon
(1976) Juicy Fruit ( Disco
Freak) (1976) New Horizon (1977) Hotbed - Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Demo Album - Stax Records
Stax Records
(1978) For the Sake of Love
For the Sake of Love
(1978) Don't Let Go (1979) And Once Again (1980) Lifetime Thing
Lifetime Thing
(1981) U-Turn (1986) Love Attack (1988) Raw & Refined (1995) Branded (1995)


Year Title Role Other notes

1973 Wattstax Himself

1973 Save the Children Himself

1974 Three Tough Guys Lee

Truck Turner Mac "Truck" Turner

1976 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Moriarty

1976–1977 The Rockford Files Gandolph Fitch TV, 3 episodes

1981 Escape from New York The Duke

1985 The A-Team C.J. Mack TV, 1 episode

1986 Hunter Jerome "Typhoon" Thompson TV, 1 episode

1987 Miami Vice Holiday TV, 1 episode

1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Hammer

1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Ike (voice)

1990 Fire, Ice and Dynamite Hitek Leader/Himself Alternative title: Feuer, Eis und Dynamit

1993 CB4 Owner

Posse Cable

Robin Hood: Men in Tights Asneeze

American Playhouse Prophet TV, 1 episode

1994 It Could Happen to You Angel Dupree

Tales from the Crypt Samuel TV, 1 episode

1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Minister TV, 1 episode

1996 Flipper Sheriff Buck Cowan

Sliders The Prime Oracle TV, 1 episode

1997 Uncle Sam Jed Crowley

1997–2006 South Park Chef (voice) TV, 136 episodes

1998 Blues
Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys

South Park Chef (voice) Video game

1999 South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Chef (voice) Video game

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Chef (voice)

The Hughleys The Man TV, 2 episodes

2000 South Park
South Park
Rally Chef (voice) Video game

Reindeer Games Zook



2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Possum (voice)

2002 The Education of Max Bickford "Night Train" Raymond TV, 1 episode

Fastlane Detective Marcus TV, 1 episode

2003 Book of Days Jonah TV movie

Girlfriends Eugene Childs TV, 2 episodes

2003 Dream Warrior Zo

2004 Anonymous Rex Elegant Man

2005 Hustle & Flow Arnel

Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac
Show Himself

2006 That '70s Show Himself TV, 1 episode

Stargate SG-1 Tolok TV, 4 episodes

2008 Soul Men Himself Released posthumously

Kill Switch Coroner Released posthumously

Return to Sleepaway Camp Charlie Released posthumously

2014 South Park: The Stick of Truth Chef (voice) Video game; archival recordings


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Music Sales Group, 2003 ISBN 0-8256-7284-8 ISBN 978-0-8256-7284-2 Archived April 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. at Google Books ^ a b "Ultimate Isaac Hayes
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quits 'South Park' citing religious intolerance". CBC. March 23, 2006. Archived from the original on March 14, 2007.  ^ " South Park
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gets revenge on Chef". BBC News. March 23, 2006.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2014-01-01. , The New York Post, January 24, 2007 ^ a b Roger Friedman (March 20, 2006). "Chef's Quitting Controversy". Fox News.  ^ Parker, Ryan (September 14, 2016). "Holy Shit, 'South Park' Is 20! Trey Parker, Matt Stone
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Johnny Green


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Dimitri Tiomkin
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Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
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(1971) The Godfather
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Nino Rota
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Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars
Star Wars
John Williams
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(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
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Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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John Williams
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(1982) Flashdance
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Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
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Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken


The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
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(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
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Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
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Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
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(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
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Elliot Goldenthal
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Howard Shore
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Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
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(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
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A. R. Rahman
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(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino


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Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
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(2016) The Shape of Water
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