King & Queen is a studio album by American recording artists Otis Redding and Carla Thomas. It is Thomas' fourth album and Redding's sixth and the final studio album before his death on December 10, 1967. Influenced by Marvin Gaye's duets, the album features ten covers of soul classics and the eleventh finishing song co-written by Redding.
- March 16, 1967
- January 18–24, 1967
Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. war ein US-amerikanischer Soulmusiker, Komponist und Schauspieler. Im Jahr 2002 wurde er in die Rock and Roll Hall of Fame aufgenommen. Mit seiner markanten Bassbariton-Stimme und seinem Sprechgesang war der Soulsänger ein Vorläufer des Rap und Hip-Hop. Er unterstützte mit demonstrativen Bekenntnissen für die schwarzen Bürgerrechtler das Selbstbewusstsein der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung in den USA und wurde dadurch als „Black Moses“ berühmt.
Das Album gehört zu den 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die und der Titelsong wurde 2013 in die National Recording Registry aufgenommen.  Außerdem war das Album so erfolgreich, dass es den Gold -Status erreichte. Isaac Hayes war der erste afroamerikanische Künstler, dem das gelang.
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Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. was born in Covington, Tennessee, the second child of Eula (née Wade) and Isaac Hayes Sr. After his mother died young and his father abandoned his family, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a sharecropper family, he grew up working on farms in the Tennessee counties of Shelby an...
1963–1974: Stax Records and Shaft
Hayes began his recording career in the early 1960s, as a session musician for acts recorded by the Memphis-based Stax Records. He later wrote a string of hit songs with songwriting partner David Porter, including "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'" for Sam & Dave. Hayes, Porter and Stax studio band Booker T. & the M.G.'swere also the producers for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas and other Stax artists during the mid-1960s. One o...
1974–1977: HBS, basketball team ownership, and bankruptcy
By 1974, Stax Records was having serious financial problems, stemming from problems with overextension and limited record sales and distribution. Hayes himself was deep in debt to Union Planters Bank, which administered loans for the Stax label and many of its other key employees. In September of that year, Hayes sued Stax for $5.3 million. As Stax was in deep debt and could not pay, the label made an arrangement with Hayes and Union Planters: Stax released Hayes from his rec...
1977–1995: Polydor, hiatus, and film work
In 1977, Hayes was back with a new deal with Polydor Records, a live album of duets with Dionne Warwick did moderately well, and his comeback studio album New Horizon sold better and enjoyed a hit single "Out The Ghetto", and also featured the popular "It's Heaven To Me". 1978's For the Sake of Love saw Hayes record a sequel to "Theme from Shaft" ("Shaft II"), but was best known for the single "Zeke The Freak", a song that would have a shelf life of decades and be a major part of the House mo...
On March 20, 2006, Roger Friedman of Fox News reported that Hayes had suffered a minor stroke in January. Hayes's spokeswoman, Amy Harnell, denied this,but on October 26, 2006, Hayes confirmed that he had suffered a stroke. On August 10, 2008, 10 days before his 66th birthday, Hayes was found unresponsive in his home, just east of Memphis, as repor...
Hayes had 14 children, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His first marriage was to Dancy Hayes in 1960 and ended in divorce. His second marriage was to Emily Ruth Watson on November 24, 1965. This marriage ended in divorce in 1972. Children from this marriage included Vincent Eric Hayes, Melanie Mia Hayes, and Nicole A. Hayes (Murrell). He married bank tellerMignon Harley on April 18, 1973, and they divorced in 1986; they had two children.Hayes and his wife wer...
Hayes took his first Scientology course in 1993, later contributing endorsement blurbs for many Scientology books over the ensuing years.In 1996, Hayes began hosting The Isaac Hayes and Friends Radio Show on WRKS in New York City. While there, Hayes became a client of the vegan raw food chef Elijah Joy and his company Organic Soul Inc. Hayes also appears in the Scientology film Orientation. In 1998, Hayes and fellow Scientologist entertainers Anne Archer, Chick Corea and Haywood Nelson attend...
The Isaac Hayes Foundation was founded in 1999 by Hayes. In February 2006, Hayes appeared in a Youth for Human Rights International music video called "United". YHRI is a human rights group founded by the non profit United for Human Rights. He was also involved in other human rights related groups such as the One Campaign.Isaac Hayes was crowned a chief in Ghana for his humanitarian work and economic efforts on the country's behalf.
With Otis Redding 1. Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul(Stax Records, 1965) 2. The Soul Album(Stax Records, 1966) 3. Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul(Stax Records, 1966) 4. King & Queen(Stax Records, 1967) 5. The Dock of the Bay(Stax Records, 1968) With Wilson Pickett 1. The Exciting Wilson Pickett(Atlantic Records, 1966...
Bowman, Rob (1997). Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records. New York, NY: Schirmer Trade. ISBN 978-0-8256-7284-2. OCLC 36824884. Google Books
19. Aug. 2016 · Er ist der Inbegriff der Coolness, war mit Martin Luther King befreundet, öffnete den Soul für das breite Publikum und hatte sogar eine Rolle in South Park. Nur wenige waren so umtriebig wie Isaac Hayes – und dabei noch so einflussreich. Der Mann mit der tiefen, tiefen Stimme, der unter anderem unter dem Namen Black Moses in die Geschichte einging, wäre heute 74 Jahre alt geworden. Höchste Eisenbahn also, mal einen Blick auf sein erstaunliches Leben zu werfen!
Shaft is a double album by Isaac Hayes, recorded for Stax Records ' Enterprise label as the soundtrack LP for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 's 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft. The album mostly consists of instrumentals composed by Hayes as score for the film. Three vocal selections are included: "Soulsville", "Do Your Thing", and " Theme from Shaft ".
King & Queen (Stax Records, 1967) The Dock of the Bay (Stax Records, 1968) With Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Atlantic Records, 1966) With Donald Byrd and 125th Street, N.Y.C. Love Byrd (Elektra Records, 1981) Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (Elektra Records, 1982) With Linda Clifford I'm Yours (RSO Records, 1980) With Albert King