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Isaac Hayes: Chronicle/For The Sake Of Love

Review by Pete Wingfield, Melody Maker, November 1978

IT'S MY CONTENTION that, whatever bizarre circumstances caused the flurry of lawsuits circulating round Isaac Hayes prior to the demise of Stax Records, and the ...


The Stax Story (Part 6): Porter & Hayes, Producers

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1968

ISAAC HAYES and Dave Porter have written about one hundred and fifty songs together for Stax artists and also produced most of them. So far their ...

Isaac Hayes: The Most Important Soul Man Of Today

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1970

JA: How did you first get together with David Porter, in the very beginning? ...

Isaac Hayes: Isaac Hayes... To Be Continued

Review by Loraine Alterman, New York Times, The, April 1971

The 'Black Moses' Should Move Ahead ...

Isaac Hayes' Black Moses and other albums

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Oz, 1972

TO CLAIM to have found a representative selection of black music on four records is patently absurd, but as a random cross-section of what’s approximately ...

Hot Buttered Hayes

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, January 1972

JAMES BROWN may still be Soul Brother Number One but now Issac Hayes, songwriter/arranger/producer and artist is making a serious challenge. ...

Isaac Hayes and The Platinum Pirates

Report by Roger St. Pierre, Record Collector, January 1972

BOOTLEG RECORDS have become a familiar part of the music scene in the past few years but a far more serious problem for record companies ...

The Aloof Mystique of Isaac Hayes

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, March 1972

...but he's part of the people in his gold-plated Rolls Royce ...


Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, September 1972

THE whole idea of WATTSTAX '72 was splendid. It enabled more than 100,000 people to attend a seven hour concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum ...

Isaac Hayes: Live At The Sahara Tahoe

Review by Bob Fisher, Cream, 1973

IGNORING the Shaft soundtrack, Isaac Hayes blew it with the Black Moses double set. This followed three good and original albums, although you could still ...

Isaac Hayes: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, February 1973

ISAAC HAYES, they tell me, is the leading light of the new black life-style. Black Moses, yet. ...

Isaac Hayes: The Man They Call Moses

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, February 1973

IMAGES DON'T come much heavier than that surrounding Isaac Hayes. But take away the dark shades, the heavy chains, the robes, the immense mink coats, ...

Isaac Hayes: The Day Moses Came To Town

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, West Indian World, February 1973

THE LONDON Hilton's high-speed lift whisked me up 27 floors into the super-soul world of Isaac Hayes, the original "Black Moses". ...

Isaac Hayes: A Man Of The People

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, Beat Instrumental, April 1973

ISAAC HAYES certainly lives up to his 'Super-star' title. During his recent British visit the Black Moses spent £38,000 on jewellery and another £30,000 on ...

Isaac Hayes: Black Moses Back From The Wilderness

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1975

A SIGN OF TRUE GREATNESS in terms of an entertainer is surely the ability to stay. Think about it – how many names can you ...

Isaac Hayes: Golden Hour Presents Isaac Hayes and Groove-a-thon

Review by Simon Frith, Street Life, March 1976

FOR A FEW YEARS Isaac Hayes' reputation veered alarmingly: genius? fraud? joke? God? The settled consensus was that he had founded a new sort of ...

Isaac Hayes And Edwin Starr: Live In Manchester

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, November 1978

Two men with but one single thought: Which way is up? ...

Isaac Hayes on Isaac Hayes

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, July 1995

'Laura We're On Our Last Go Round'Single 1962 (Youngstown) ...

Isaac Hayes: We Like Ike

Profile by Carol Cooper, Village Voice, The, July 1995

As an opinionated teen in the early ‘70s, I hated Barry White for stealing Isaac Hayes’s sound – even though by 1973 Hayes had evolved ...

Isaac Hayes: Spread The Word

Retrospective by 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 ...

Who Is the Man? Isaac Hayes

Interview by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, March 1998

IT'S 11:30 A.M. in New York City, nearly lunchtime for most people, but Isaac Hayes sounds like he just rolled out of bed. At first, ...

Various Artists: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-68

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, September 1998

Epic set of Sixties soul classics, formerly import-only ...

A Black Woodstock: Wattstax

Retrospective and Interview by James Maycock, Guardian, The, July 2002

Intro: This is about 1000 words longer than the version published by The Guardian. There’s much more on the concert, more quotations and more on ...

Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 2004

BY 1969 BLACK artists were following rock's lead and recording very long tracks. At the forefront of such experimentation was big bad Isaac Hayes, co-author ...

10 Questions for Isaac Hayes

Interview by Bill DeMain, MOJO, February 2004

DO YOU remember your first week at Stax? ...


Retrospective by Richie Unterberger, MOJO, July 2004

THE BIGGEST soul concert ever was about to end in a riot. ...

Remembering Isaac Hayes

Obituary by David Nathan, Stax 50th Online Blog, August 2008

IT MIGHT be easy to simply consider Isaac Hayes as Black Moses, as the distinguished winner of an Oscar for 'Theme For Shaft', as the ...

see also David Porter

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