Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971/2011) [24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 74:24 minutes | 2,72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Shaft, the motion picture soundtrack that garnered worldwide praise for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Isaac Hayes remains one of the most successful soundtrack albums of all time. The well-crafted record composed and produced by Hayes spent over a year on Billboard’s pop album charts and earned Hayes a Grammy Award for “Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture.” The album features the critically acclaimed hit single “Theme From Shaft,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and won Hayes an Oscar® for “Best Original Song.” The funky soulful jazz score full of cinematic instrumentation is a testament to Hayes’ undeniable genius.
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 56:50 minutes | 2,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

By 1969, black artists were following rock's lead and recording extended epics. At the forefront of such experimentation was big bad Isaac Hayes, coauthor of countless Stax classics and an artist in his own right. On this, his second album, Hayes takes two MOR-pop benchmarks, Burt Bacharach's "Walk On By" and Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," and spins them out into slow-building sermons lasting 12 and 18.5 minutes apiece. Heavily romantic, they predate by two years Barry White's symphonic adventures in the same style, revolutionizing soul music in the process. Meanwhile, on the album's third epic, the 10-minute "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic," Hayes and his backing band the Bar-Kays wind up sounding, bizarrely, like a black Crazy Horse.
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [MFSL 2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969) [MFSL 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:37 minutes | Scans included | 1,4 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 990 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2005
Isaac Hayes - The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) [Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Isaac Hayes - The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:10 minutes | Scans included | 1,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 751 MB
Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) + Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}

Isaac Hayes - Branded (1995) + Raw & Refined (1995) {Virgin}
EAC rip (secure mode) | WV(image)+CUE+LOG -> 845 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 300 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 88 Mb
© 1995 PointBlank / Virgin Records | 40335 / 40336
Funk / Soul

The last album of new material Isaac Hayes released in his lifetime, 1995's BRANDED moves forward and casts a fond look back at the same time. On one hand, there are remakes of two songs from Hayes's `70s glory days, SHAFT's "Soulsville," and "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquadalymistic" from HOT BUTTERED SOUL. At the same time, Hayes works his patented slow-jam deconstruction methods on something more contemporary by giving Sting's "Fragile" the kind of treatment he once employed to transform `60s pop hits into soul rhapsodies. Even on the album's new compositions, Hayes harks back to his heyday just a bit, teaming up with old cohort David Porter for "Thanks to the Fool," though the production throughout BRANDED is far from retro-sounding.
Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971) [SACD 2004] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971) [SACD 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:27 minutes | Scans included | 2,19 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,45 GB

Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists. With the Theme From Shaft, Hayes delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. This CD features cinematic moments of instrumentation, composed and produced by Hayes while being performed by the Bar-Kays - some down-tempo, others quite jazzy.
Isaac Hayes - Double Feature: Three Tough Guys & Truck Turner (1993) [2CD] {Stax}

Isaac Hayes - Double Feature: Three Tough Guys & Truck Turner (1993) [2CD] {Stax}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 691 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 270 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb
© 1993 Stax / Fantasy | 2SCD-88014-2
Funk / Soul / Soundtracks / Blaxploitation

Isaac Hayes not only was an innovative composer, songwriter, producer, and performer in the '60s and '70s, he was also an actor and appeared in several "blaxploitation" films during the early '70s. Hayes did double duty on these projects, writing and conducting the soundtracks for several, including the two featured on this twin-CD reissue.
Isaac Hayes - Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? (2005) [2CD+Bonus DVD] {Stax}

Isaac Hayes - Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? (2005) [2CD+Bonus DVD] {Stax}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 980 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 376 Mb
DVD-5 -> 826 Mb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | ~ 15:25 | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 63 Mb
© 2005 Stax / Concord | 0025218884327
Soul / Funk / Blues / Blaxploitation / Fusion

One of the better and more thoughtful Isaac Hayes compilations, Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? is a three-disc (two CDs and one DVD) set that covers his years on Stax. There's a wide range of material here, from singles to deep album cuts, that provide a very representative look at these years, and Stax is even wise enough to include "I Stand Accused" and "Walk on By" in their full 12-minute versions. Only minor quibbles could be made with the selections. The third disc, a DVD, contains three songs performed by Hayes at Wattstax. And then there's the cherry – er, some other spherical object – on top: Hayes' performance of Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls."
Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) (1976) {2009 Concord Remaster}

Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) (1976) {2009 Concord Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb
© 2009 Concord / Stax Records | STX-31237
Soul / Southern Soul / Funk / Smooth Soul


Isaac Hayes - Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) (1976) {2009 Concord Remaster}

Stax proudly presents the reissue of Hayes’ 1976 disco album, Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak), originally released on Hayes’ ABC Records-distributed Hot Buttered Soul label and recorded at his own Memphis studio with many of his long-time band members. This is its first time on CD. Music historian Bill Dahl contributed liner notes to the reissue.

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Sash! Mix) (1998)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 2, 2016
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Sash! Mix) (1998)

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Sash! Mix) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 241 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: ZYX Music | Catalog Number: ZYX 8866-8

Sash does a great 1998 rendering of this early 70's classic taking up the tempo and adding new drum/percussion tracks. Most of the original elements of the song are left intact. There are two versions from Sash, one being a radio edit which has a different intro and the outro with vocals over the ending.