Half-time schedules and intermittent unemployment are frequent; many musicians complement their revenue with earnings from different sources. Memphis soul man Isaac Hayes had already laid claim to being an R&B legend when he electrified the pop music world with the #1 smash “Theme from Shaft” in the fall of 1971. His earlier album Scorching Buttered Soul is rightfully recognized as an R&B landmark. His variations of pop classics “Stroll On By” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” every sprawled in excess of 10 minutes. They laid the blueprint for a lot of 70’s deep R&B and funk. In his later years Isaac Hayes was acknowledged for charitable work, and a comic turn because the voice of Chef on the animated series South Park.
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