The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
The Bristol collective hit the UK summit for the first time with the 1998 album.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
On the ‘The Isaac Hayes Movement’, Hayes’ 1970 follow-up to ‘Hot Buttered Soul’, all roads lead to the reimagining of George Harrison’s masterpiece, ‘Something’.
Her audacious piece of "bedroom soul" was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
In February 1971, '(Do The) Push & Pull' went No. 1 R&B when Thomas had been recording for 20 years, and was already 53 years old.
uDiscover Music's celebration of the best tracks that contain the human voice in narrative, rather than rhyming form.
Since the advent of sound in cinema, the film score has become an integral part of the movie experience. Explore some of the 50 best film scores ever.
From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
When Billy Joel's 'Just The Way You Are' was already on its way to becoming an easy listening classic, Barry added his own much-loved version.
Unafraid to live up to their name, Soul Children placed emotion at the top of their agenda with a Stax Records debut album helmed by Isaac Hayes.