Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008)
Rest in peace, brother Isaac….
There will be more Isaac to come. This is my favorite record of his. I have an MFSL version hanging around somewhere too that I may share as well, but this original pressing will do fine.
I’m too devastated to say anything else right now. His music meant a lot to me, to a whole lot of people. He will be dearly missed.
Enterprise Records/Stax Records
Original Release Date: 1969
Original Catalogue #: ENS-1001
1. Walk On By (12:00)
(Bacharach-David) Blue Seas Music/Jac Music-ASCAP
2. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (9:36)
(Isbell-Hayes) Irving Music-BMI
3. One Woman (5:08)
(Chalmers-Rhodes) Times Square/Rhomers Music-BMI
4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix (18:40)
(Jim Webb) The EMP Co.-BMI
Rhythm section on all the above tunes features The Bar-Kays
Producers: Al Bell, Marvell Thomas, Allen Jones (Under supervision by Al Bell)
Engineers: Terry Manning, Ed Wolfrum
Re-Mix Engineer: Russ Terrana, Jr. (Tera-Shirma Sound Studio, Detroit, MI)
Art Direction: Honeya Thompson
Cover Design: Christopher Whorf
Photography: Bob Smith
Special thanks to Terry Manning (Ardent Recording Studio, Memphis TN);
Special thanks to Ed Wolfrum (United Sound Studio, Detroit, MI)
Mastering by Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA)
Isaac Haye’s work has been sampled countless times in hip-hop and rap music. For a long (but probably not complete) list, click here.