Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Isaac Hayes

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes was one of the most influential musical influences of the 1960's and 1970's. Hayes laid the groundwork for the 'Memphis Soul' sound and paved the way for many artists. His music speaks for itself, but his look is a part of the mystique as well.

The cover for his 1969 album Hot Buttered Soul featured Hayes' silky smooth cranium. According to Hayes' website:
In a new emerging age of Afro-centrism and Black Power, devoting the entire LP cover to Hayes' shaven head was a revolutionary statement.
One thing's certain: Isaac Hayes definitely helped make bald sexy.

Isaac Hayes' official site
Rolling Stone's profile
AllMusic's profile

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