Ultimate Collection CD (2000)

Artist: Isaac Hayes

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Label Uni/hip-O Records
SKU 60398867
UPC 731454143424
UPC 14 00731454143424
Format CD
Release Date 4/11/2000
Author Isaac Hayes
Associated Artist/Work D'Agos
Associated Artist/Work El Michels Affair
Associated Artist/Work Jackson, Millie
Associated Artist/Work Jesse & Trina
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Warwick, Dionne
Associated Artist/Work White, Barry
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Technical Info
CatalogID 541434
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 04/11/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454143424
Musical Guests
Barry White
Randy Waldman
The Bar-Kays
Album Notes and Credits
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.
Producers include: Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones, Barry White, Isaac Hayes.
Compilation producer: Dana G. Smart.
Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (Universal Mastering Studios-West).
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).
Recording information: North Star Studios, Master Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Stax Records, Ardent Recording Studio, Hot Buttered Sou.
Arranger: Johnny Allen.
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.
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.
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.
Disc 1
1 Theme From Shaft
2 Never Can Say Goodbye
3 Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
4 Do Your Thing
5 Walk On By
6 Joy-Pt. 1
7 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
8 Out Of The Ghetto
9 Chocolate Chip
10 Few More Kisses To Go, A
11 Don't Let Go
12 Moonlight Lovin' (Menage A Trois)
13 It's Heaven To Me
14 Dark And Lovely (You Over There) - (with Barry White)
15 Ike's Rap
16 Birth Of Shaft

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