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Artist: Isaac Hayes
Title: Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?
Genre: Soul-Pop
Label: Stax-http://www.concordrecords.com / http://fantasyjazz.com

Did you ever wonder why you never hear the name Isaac Hayes mentioned with all the greats,
such as Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin? I think the man's importance to music as a
whole is apparent, even so, I believe that the word underrated applies here.

Ultimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It? should set the record straight. With two
generous CDs and one bonus DVD, this makes a great package to enjoy the Hayes hot buttered

Hayes has an amazing breadth of material to enjoy and the more I hear his music, the more
I recognize his importance to soul and pop music. I realize there are plenty of people out
there that appreciate his art as I do; however, I feel that his leadership and incredible
servitude to the industry and the genre have been overlooked somewhat. This is unfortunate
but this set gives me hope things will change in that particular aspect of his career.

"Theme From Shaft" is one of my all time favorite tracks and his rendition of "By The Time
I Get To Phoenix" stands as a watershed in his career right alongside the movie soundtrack
work. I do not think I have ever heard such a true to life and down to earth version of
"By The Time I Get To Phoenix" before. I mean this man defined what soul was; he typified
it and lived it in every song performed, in the studio or on stage.

The footage on the bonus DVD is quite good as well, it definitely makes for a nice capping
of the two discs, although its just a taste of what it was to see Hayes perform live, 4
songs give you an adequate overview of his charisma and the power he had over an audience.
I will reach for this often when I want to get down and be soulful, or for that matter to
hear some great music.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

November 22, 2005


Disc: 1

01. Theme From Shaft
02. Precious, Precious
03. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
04. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
05. Never Can Say Goodbye
06. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
07. Soulsville
08. Wonderful
09. Help Me Love
10. Need To Belong To Someone
11. Good Love
12. The Look Of Love
13. Do Your Thing Listen
14. For The Good Times

Disc: 2

01. Walk On By
02. Joy (Part 1)
03. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
04. Brand New Me
05. If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want To Be Right)
06. Someone Made You For Me
07. Baby I'm-A Want You
08. Let's Stay Together
09. Theme From The Men
10. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
11. Title Theme
12. Run Fay Run
13. Chocolate Chip
14. Come Live With Me
15. Disco Connection
16. Rock Me Easy Baby (Part 1)
17. Medley: By The Time I Get To Phoenix/I Say A Little Prayer

Bonus DVD:

1972 Performance At Wattstax: Rolling Down A Mountainside/Theme From Shaft/Soulsville From
South Park-Isaac Hayes As "Chef": Chocolate Salty Balls

Isaac Hayes Website

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