Entries tagged with: Isaac Hayes

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Massive Attack at Terminal 5 in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Massive Attack

Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have assembled a BBC 6 Mix, where they compiled music that influenced their 1991 debut album, Blue Lines, like Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Gang of Four, Isaac Hayes and more alongside some of their new favorite artists like Burial, Flying Lotus, The Bug vs The Rootsman, Kanye West & Booka Shade, and more (via Daily Swarm). You can download or stream the mix and check out the tracklist below.

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Isaac Hayes @ Celebrate Brooklyn - June 12, 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Isaac Hayes

Soul legend Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy and Academy awards for the theme to the 1971 film ``Shaft'' and voiced the character ``Chef'' in the hit comedy series ``South Park,'' died Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 65.

Family members found Hayes laying unconscious next to a running treadmill in his basement around 1 p.m. local time, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in a telephone interview. Hayes was pronounced dead at Baptist East Hospital. No autopsy is planned, Shular said. [Bloomberg]

Bernie Mac died only one day earlier. Sad and weird. Weird because Bernie and Isaac just made a movie together called Soul Men..
Soul music icon Isaac Hayes will play himself in a music comedy starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. "Soul Men" revolves around two former bandmates (Jackson, Mac) who reunite when a third member (played by John Legend) dies....
IMDB adds that the reunion performance takes place at the Apollo Theater. The movie release date is November 14, 2008.

Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac

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photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Isaac HAyes

Isaac Hayes co-wrote "Soul Man" and "Hold On I'm Comin'" for Sam & Dave. He played the Duke in Escape From New York. He recorded a ten-minute disco-funk epic about threesomes. He headlined the 1972 Wattstax festival wearing a vest made out of chains. He showed up on "I Can't Go to Sleep," one of the most hallucinatory songs in Wu-Tang Clan history, basically playing Ghostface's conscience. He wrote the euphoric "Theme From Shaft" and won an Oscar for it, becoming the first-ever black non-actor to win one. In the early 70s, he routinely turned Burt Bacharach pop standards into unrecognizable woozy endless psych-funk odysseys, which then became hits. At an age when most of his peers were either dead or fading away on the nostalgia circuit, he accepted a voice-actor role on a gleefully offensive cartoon about kids made from construction-paper cutouts, playing a character that spoofed his sexed-out persona, and he scored one of his biggest-ever international hits in character. Basically, Isaac Hayes is one of the most unfadeable badasses in pop-music history, and so it was an unpleasant shock to see that a stagehand had to help him to the stage at the Prospect Park bandshell last night.

Hayes suffered from a stroke a couple of years ago, and since then he's cancelled a bunch of shows and given a bunch of rambling and incoherent interviews, so I feared the worst from his live show... [Status Ain't Hood]

Status Ain't Hood's review is a good one. Definitely finish reading it.

Isaac Hayes may not be on the top of his game anymore, but it was still a great few hours. The highlight was watching (and listening to) Isaac lead his band in "Theme From Shaft" in front of thousands of people. People were packed inside the fence, and spread out far all around the park outside it. The weather was great and the concert was finished by 10 which meant plenty of time to get to Love is All at Cake Shop (which I didn't actually do, but I kind of wanted to). More of Kyle's pictures below.....

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Chef Hayes

June 12 - Isaac Hayes in Prospect Park (FREE) (TONIGHT)
June 13 - Mavis Staples & Stephanie McKay @ Summerstage (FREE)
June 14 - Vampire Weekend, Kid Sister, Born Ruffians, host Andrew W.K. @ Summerstage (FREE)
June 14 - Sibongile Khumal in Prospect Park (not Miriam Makeba) (FREE)
June 15 - Victor Manuelle @ Summerstage (FREE)

The full Celebrate Brooklyn schedule is HERE. The full Central Park Summerstage schedule is HERE. The full BrooklynVegan free events calendar is HERE.

Feist paper doll (sally grosart)
Feist

concerts scheduled in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (2008) (most free)
Jun 12 - Isaac Hayes (first show of the season)
Jun 19 - Medeski Martin and Wood, Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog (DEFINITELY FREE)
Jun 22 - Salif Keita
Jun 24 - Gilberto Gil (tix)
Jun 26 - Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dixie Hummingbirds
Jun 27 - Cold War Kids (info)
Jun 28 - LYRICIST LOUNGE: CROOKLYN DODGERS REUNION (info)
July 11 - Brazilian Girls (info)
July 12 - Beth Orton, Matt Munisteri (info)
July 17 - Jerry Douglas Band, The Holmes Brothers
July 18 - Deerhoof, Metropolis Ensemble (info)
July 25 - Philip Glass, Marta Topferova
Aug 01 - The Knights, Christina Courtin
Aug 02 - The Sippy Cups, Ariane Bass Bass Bass
Aug 03 - Daby Toure

ALSO from the NY TIMES:

Celebrate Brooklyn will open its 30th season on June 12 with a performance by Isaac Hayes. This summer's lineup for the free concert series at the Prospect Park band shell includes Miriam Makeba; Beth Orton; a screening of the Bruce Lee movie "Enter the Dragon," with live accompaniment by Karsh Kale; a tribute to the R&B singer Bill Withers; and a benefit by Feist.
The Bill Withers tribute is one of Hal Willner's multi-artist shows.

Feist is about to leave on a tour that also has her playing two shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC at the end of April.

Many of the Central Park Summerstage shows have also leaked out, not to mention some stuff happening at McCarren Pool.

This will be "Celebrate Brooklyn"'s 30th year of concerts in Prospect Park. Check out the multi-artist birthday video below.....

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