Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

  • Birthday: 1942-08-20
  • Deathday: 2008-08-10
  • Place of birth: Covington, Tennessee, USA
  • Also know as: Ike

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo "Sam & Dave", Carla Thomas, and others. The hit song "Soul Man" written by Hayes and Porter, and first performed by "Sam & Dave" has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. This song was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes also became a recording musician, and he recorded several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, Hayes worked as composer of musical scores for motion pictures. Hayes is well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For his composition of the "Theme from Shaft", Hayes was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. Hayes became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field whatsoever covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hayes also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy Award for his music album Black Moses. During 1992, in recognition of his humanitarian work there, Hayes was crowned as the honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region. Hayes also acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movie, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974 – 80). Then from 1997 to 2005, he lent his distinctive, deep voice to the character "Chef" on the animated TV series South Park. On August 5, 2003, Isaac Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 203 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers.Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances. Description above from the Wikipedia Isaac Hayes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Truck Turner

1974

As Truck

The Black Moses of Soul

1973

As Himself

Three Tough Guys

1974

As Lee

Isaac Hayes: Live at Montreux

2005

As lead vocal, keyboards

Dream Warrior

2004

As Yoshi

Only the Strong Survive

2002

As Himself

Prime Target

1991

As Tompkins

2Pac - Temptations

1995

As Girl in Red Lingerie's Boyfriend

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

1999

As Chef Jerome McElroy (voice)

Dead Aim

1987

As Jamal

Save the Children

1973

As Self

Soul Survivors

1995

As Vernon Holland

Book of Days

2003

As Jonah

Escape from New York

1981

As The Duke of New York

Wattstax

1973

As Himself

It Could Happen to You

1994

As Angel Dupree

Return to Sleepaway Camp

2008

As Charlie the Chef

Kill Switch

2008

As Coroner

Oblivion

1994

As Buster

Oblivion 2: Backlash

1996

As Buster

Guilty As Charged

1991

As Aloysius

Goin' Down to South Park

1999

As Himself

Final Judgement

1992

As Lt. Herb Jefferson

Betrayed by Innocence

1986

As Frank Moreno

Classic Soul at the BBC

2007

As Self (archive footage)

BaadAsssss Cinema

2002

As Self

Reindeer Games

2000

As Zock

Anonymous Rex

2004

As Elegant Man

Illtown

1996

As George

Counterforce

1988

As

Ninth Street

1999

As TippyToe

Uncle Sam

1996

As Jed Crowley

Posse

1993

As Cable

Nationtime

1972

As Himself

Stand

2009

As Self

Hustle & Flow

2005

As Arnel

Acting on Impulse

1993

As Detective Stubbs

Soul Men

2008

As Himself

Deadly Exposure

1993

As Lt. Johanson

Fire, Ice & Dynamite

1990

As Isaac Hayes

Six Ways to Sunday

1997

As Bill Bennet

Dead Dog

2001

As

Flipper

1996

As Sheriff Buck Cowan

Hallelujah

1993

As Prophet

Magic Island

1995

As Mad Face

CB4

1993

As Owner

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood

2017

As Self - Singer (archive footage)

Blues Brothers 2000

1998

As The Louisiana Gator Boys

Chelsea Walls

2001

As Man in Elevator (uncredited)

Dr. Dolittle 2

2001

As Possum (voice)

Shaft

2000

As Mr. P (uncredited)

Production

Shaft

2000

As Original Music Composer

Shaft

1971

As Original Music Composer

Three Tough Guys

1974

As Original Music Composer

Truck Turner

1974

As Original Music Composer

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