In the first week of 1966, the duo arrived on the national US scene with the first in a series of classic singles for Stax.
At the end of 1970, '...To Be Continued' further enhanced a solo career path that made Hayes an R&B superstar.
A musically-diverse collection of 29 singles and albums made the cut.
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.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
Released in 1971, ‘Black Moses’ was Isaac Hayes’ fifth album to be released in a little over two years, and is arguably his crowning achievement.
On November 6, 1971, the 'Shaft' LP climbed to No.1 on the Billboard pop album chart, unseating John Lennon’s 'Imagine.'
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
While stage costumes are an integral part of performances and personas, Halloween calls for a different kind of dress-up, and these artists were up for the challenge.
A star who defined R&B in the 1970s moved into the 1990s with 'Put Me In Your Mix.'
Released on September 23, 1969, Isaac Hayes’ 'Hot Buttered Soul' is a masterpiece that single-handedly invented symphonic soul.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production 'Soul Man' became another Stax classic.