"Isaac Hayes embodies everything that's soul music. When you think of soul music you think of Isaac Hayes -- the expression ... the sound and the creativity that goes along with it."
Collin Stanback, A&R executive at Stax Records
Isaac Hayes won an Academy Award for best score for his work on Shaft, becoming the first African-American to be so honored.
The most transcendent artist to come out of the soul genre.
The Queen of Soul.
The High Priestess of Soul.
The King of Soul and Stax Records' greatest icon.
Soul music's unassuming everyman.
Revered contributor to gospel, soul, and funk music.
The Reverend Al
One of the greatest composers and performers of soul ever.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.