Monday, August 11, 2008

Music Monday

I was going to do a post on the Philly sound - the O'Jays, the Levert Brothers, Teddy Pendergrass - when I heard that Isaac Hayes passed away. So, from one funk sound to another. While best remembered for his Oscar-winning soundtrack to Shaft, Hayes had been a long-time Stax/Volt session guy and songwriter until he broke out and proved himself. Since I already did the whole Shaft thing a while back, here is Hayes doing what he did best. First, he sings Bachrach (!!) in a way that Dionne Warwick should have, with "The look of love":

Here he is, from a French television program, with some help from two members of Soul2soul, with the old Temptations song, "Papa was a rolling stone":

Finally, a great slow-dance song. Or slow "something" song. "I stand accused":

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