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Isaac Hayes: Spread The Word

Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 1998

AN INSURANCE salesman, David Porter, visited a Memphis meat-packing factory in 1965. He tried to sell a policy to one of the meat-packers, a big man. As the two talked, it transpired they both harboured dreams of song-writing. The meat-packer had already auditioned three times for Stax Records, with little success.

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