Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Writer, producer, performer and self-titled "Black Moses."

Founded

August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee

Full Name

Date of Birth

August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee

Still Alive

Date of Death

August 10, 2008, in Memphis, Tennessee

Isaac Hayes from the 1973 documentary film Wattstax.
Isaac Hayes from the 1973 documentary film Wattstax.

About The artist

"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

Did you know...

Isaac Hayes won an Academy Award for best score for his work on Shaft, becoming the first African-American to be so honored.

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