The classic Blaxploitation film Shaft was released in June 1971 with actor Richard Roundtree in the title role and Isaac Hayes in an equally pivotal role. Hayes’ smoldering, action-packed official soundtrack was released in August and became an instant classic. Hayes would, somehow, also release the excellent Black Moses before 1971 was over; it was a good year!
Decades have elapsed since its release, yet Hayes’ largely instrumental hit score remains timeless. You may be a big Isaac Hayes fan, but how well do you know Shaft, the album? Take this quiz and test your knowledge.
And, while you’re playing, listen to the Shaft soundtrack here.