Isaac Hayes

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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'I didn't give a damn if it didn't sell': how Isaac Hayes helped create psychedelic soul
The singer’s Hot Buttered Soul, released in 1969 and soon to be reissued, ripped apart the rules and inspired many new waves of music

Jim Farber

20, Feb, 2018 @4:26 PM

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The cat that won't cop out: Shaft to return for fifth film
Private detective made famous in classic 1971 ‘blaxploitation’ thriller to get another screen update, following the 2000 version featuring Samuel L Jackson

Ben Child

19, Feb, 2015 @11:46 AM

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DJ Shadow: soundtrack of my life

The Californian hip-hop artist and record-digger extraordinaire tells Gareth Grundy about his love of James Brown, his thirst for new music, and why Dr Dre sounds like home

Interview by Gareth Grundy

01, Sep, 2012 @11:05 PM

Pop's long players: sometimes extra length makes all the difference

The reissue of Sleep's Dopesmoker shows musicians with the nerve to really stretch a song and take listeners on a journey

Stevie Chick

17, May, 2012 @8:46 AM

The 10 best film award acceptances - in pictures

As we enter awards season, we'd like to thank these past winners

Catherine Shoard

16, Jan, 2011 @12:05 AM

The soul of Memphis

No one personified the birthplace of American pop better than the great Isaac Hayes, writes Andria Lisle

Andria Lisle

14, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

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Isaac Hayes died of a stroke

Paperwork filed by family physician says Hayes died from a stroke

Sean Magee

13, Aug, 2008 @12:11 PM

Guardian Weekly podcast: War in Europe
In this week's show: war in Europe, wind power in China, preparing for 4C, 100 months to save the planet, remembering Black Moses, a letter from New Zealand

guardian.co.uk

12, Aug, 2008 @3:46 PM

Obituary: Isaac Hayes

Obituary: Soul legend, composer and actor who won an Oscar for the soundtrack of Shaft

Adam Sweeting

11, Aug, 2008 @11:01 PM

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Dotun Adebayo: From Shaft to Chef, remembering Isaac Hayes

Dotun Adebayo: Isaac Hayes never really did the black power thing his persona implied. But his music and a sense of humour were greater gifts

Dotun Adebayo

11, Aug, 2008 @8:00 PM

Isaac Hayes 1942-2008
From Shaft to South Park, we look back at the life of soul singer Isaac Hayes, who has died aged 65

11, Aug, 2008 @1:19 PM

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