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Sku: 60398867
UPC: 731454143424
UPC 14: 00731454143424
Release Date: 4/11/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Theme From Shaft ~ Isaac Hayes
2. Never Can Say Goodbye ~ Isaac Hayes
3. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic ~ Isaac Hayes
4. Do Your Thing ~ Isaac Hayes
5. Walk On By ~ Isaac Hayes
6. Joy-Pt. 1 ~ Isaac Hayes
7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight ~ Isaac Hayes
8. Out Of The Ghetto ~ Isaac Hayes
9. Chocolate Chip ~ Isaac Hayes
10. Few More Kisses To Go, A ~ Isaac Hayes
11. Don't Let Go ~ Isaac Hayes
12. Moonlight Lovin' (Menage A Trois) ~ Isaac Hayes
13. It's Heaven To Me ~ Isaac Hayes
14. Dark And Lovely (You Over There) - (with Barry White) ~ Isaac Hayes
15. Ike's Rap ~ Isaac Hayes
16. Birth Of Shaft ~ Isaac Hayes

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Isaac Hayes (vocals, acoustic & electric pianos, organ, keyboards, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, triangle, tambourine, finger cymbals, bells); Barry White (vocals, keyboards, bass, drums); Michael Toles, Charles Pitts (guitar); Lester Snell (electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Randy Waldman (keyboards); James Alexander, Ronald Hudson (bass); Willie Hall (drums, tambourine, percussion); Gary Jones (bongos, congas); Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited, The Masqueraders (background vocals); The Bar-Kayes, The Memphis Strings & Horns.
Muze PNote Producers include: Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones, Barry White, Isaac Hayes.
Muze PNote Compilation producer: Dana G. Smart.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (Universal Mastering Studios-West).
Muze PNote Personnel: Isaac Hayes (vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, vibraphone); Charles "Skip" Pitts, William Vaughn, Kim Palumu, Michael Toles, Otis Williams (guitar); Emerson Able, Bill Easley (alto saxophone); Darrell Smith, Tommy Lee Williams, Lewis Collins (tenor saxophone); Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone); Mickey Gregory , William Taylor , Ben Cauley (trumpet); Jackie Thomas, Jack Hale (trombone); Lester Snell (electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Barry White (keyboards, drums); Travis Biggs, Jesse Butler, Gene Page, Cedric Lawson, Bill Purse, Marvell Thomas, Randy Waldman (keyboards); Willie Hall (drums, tambourine, percussion); Gary Jones (congas, bongos); Jimmy Thompson (congas); Daniel Ben Zebulon (percussion); Diane Davis, Rose Williams, Debra Carter, Pat Lewis, The Masqueraders (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recording information: North Star Studios, Master Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Stax Records, Ardent Recording Studio, Hot Buttered Sou.
Muze PNote Arranger: Johnny Allen.
Muze PNote ULTIMATE COLLECTION culls 16 of Isaac Hayes's best-known tracks, including, of course, the magnificent SHAFT theme. With its wah-wah guitar-driven rhythm and too-cool conversational phrasing, "Theme from SHAFT" has become a template for Blaxploitation fare, but it is the song's tastefully arranged strings and stabbing horn charts that truly indicate Hayes's aesthetic. A composer and arranger of remarkable skill, Hayes (with long-time associate Johnny Allen) brought an elegant flare to everything he touched.
Muze PNote This is evidenced on funky Hayes originals "Do Your Thing," with its smoldering downtempo vibe, and the love song "Joy--Pt. 1." But Hayes is equally adept as an interpreter of others' material, and his readings of Clifton Davis's "Never Can Say Goodbye" and the Bacharach-David-penned "Walk on By," for example, bear the distinctive Hayes-Allen production stamp, placing Hayes's versions of these songs among the best. That Hayes is just as comfortable reworking a James Taylor song ("Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight") as he is dueting with Barry White ("Dark and Lovely [You Over There])" is testament to his range and confidence as a stylist. ULTIMATE COLLECTION is a fine place for the uninitiated to get their feet wet before exploring more of Hayes's discography.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Barry White
Muze Guest Artist Randy Waldman
Muze Guest Artist The Bar-Kays

Artist Overview

Isaac Hayes is considered by many to be soul's voice of love. His landmark 1969 album, HOT BUTTERED SOUL, inspired other R&B artists (especially Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder) to broaden their musical horizons, while his early-'70s soundtrack work proved just as influential. His epic-length tracks, lush arrangements, and radical soul reinvention of familiar pop songs made him a unique figure in R&B, and his soundtrack for the film SHAFT cemented his iconic status. In the '90s, he experienced another wave of popularity as the voice of Chef in the animated series SOUTH PARK, a role tailor-made for him, until the show's constant jibes at his religion of Scientology drove him to quit. The consummate soul man died in 2008 at age 65.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations It's Christmas Time Again
Muze Music Compilations Dead Presidents
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Pure Funk
Muze Music Compilations Wattstax (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-20 Top Of The Stax Grea
Muze Music Compilations Soul Classics Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Kill Bill: Volume 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Soul Comes Home: A Celebration Of Sta
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 80s
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Muze Music Compilations Chronic Les: great Breaks From The Ch
Muze Music Compilations Stax 50th Anniversary:Best Of Stax
Muze Music Compilations Stax Does The Beatles
Muze Music Compilations Soulsville Sings Hitsville
Muze Music Compilations Soul Men
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Stax:soul Of Hip Hop
Muze Music Compilations Unlimited
Muze Music Compilations Stax No 1'S
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Loving Arms:soul Country Collection
Muze Music Compilations Ballads

Associated Artists and Works

Jackson, Millie
Jesse & Trina
Original Soundtrack
Shaft [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus Track] ~ Original Soundtrack
Warwick, Dionne
White, Barry

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/11/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 541434
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454143424

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