Isaac Hayes

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and rarely an actor. Hayes was one of the imaginative geniuses behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he serves both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s.The hit song "Soul Man" written by Hayes and Porter, and first perform by "Sam & Dave" has been known as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. Hayes's best recognized work was his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For his work of the Theme from Shaft, Hayes was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. Other than such famous actors as Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, Hayes became the first African-American to win an Academy Award in any ground whatsoever covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hayes also won two Grammy Awards for that similar year. Later, he was given his third Grammy Award for his music album Black Moses.
August 20, 1942
Birth Place
Covington, State of Tennessee
Birth name
Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.
R&B, funk music, soul music, disco
Singer-songwriter, actor, etc
the piano, keyboard instruments, vocals, etc
August 10, 2008
Death Place
Memphis, Tennessee

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