Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Soul - Isaac Hayes

Don't look so sad
I know it's over, yeah
but life goes on
this old world will keep on turning
Let's be glad that we had some good times together
and there's no need
to watch the bridges that we're burning

Another great one gone.

Isaac Hayes was not only an incredibly talented performer in his own right, but was also HUGELY instrumental in the success of Stax Records. As half of a song-writing team with David Porter, Hayes was responsible for writing and producing some of the label's biggest hits for almost their entire roster of artists, and in doing so, helped create the Stax sound and the birth of soul music.

We'll miss you Black Moses.

1 comment:

Sveinbjorn said...

This is one of many amazing songs Kris Kristofferson wrote in the seventies. He churned out a bunch of amazing songs, and then stopped.