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.
We're giving away three classic Isaac Hayes albums on vinyl including ‘Hot Buttered Soul’, ‘Black Moses’ and ‘Shaft’!
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.
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.
Sam & Dave’s second album, ‘Double Dynamite’, remains a classic example of the dynamic soul duo at their best, and a classic in the Stax Records catalogue.
On 6 November 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.
Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
A star who defined R&B in the 1970s moved into the 1990s with 'Put Me In Your Mix.'
Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.