Favorite Soundtrack Albums #2 - Shaft

@teamfreak16 (42457)
Denver, Colorado
October 1, 2017 3:03am CST
Why am I posting this at 1:23am? Because I might not have time tomorrow, due to my plan to watch football all day. So good morning! We are at #2 in my Favorite Soundtrack Albums series: Shaft. With The Bar-Kays serving as the backup band, 1971's Shaft was an Isaac Hayes masterpiece, a double album (the first double album of original material ever released by an R&B artist, by the way.) Just how good is this record? It won three Grammy Awards, and reached #1 on the Billboard 200, a chart on which the album spent a total of 60 weeks. It also spent 14 weeks atop the R&B chart, and spawned a #1 hit on the Hot 100 with "The Theme from Shaft," which also garnered Hayes an Academy Award (first African American to win in a non-acting category.) The album was recorded in just three days at Stax Recording Studios, and is the highest selling album in Stax history. I've linked, not to the "Theme from Shaft," but to my favorite on the album, "Do Your Thing." It's one of Isaac Hayes' famous extended jams, and features one of my all-time favorite guitar solos. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@JohnRoberts (66869)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Oct 17
After Superfly, you had to give us the Shaft! You are a bad mother-f-er.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
I am indeed.
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• United States
3 Oct 17
I second that hahaa good one John.
• United States
3 Oct 17
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@TRBRocks420 (85644)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Oct 17
Great choice good movie and, soundtrack.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
It's a classic. Both movie and soundtrack.
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• United States
3 Oct 17
Well..its shaft what can I say Scott Ill be dancin now
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Oct 17
Like, 19 minutes of dancing!
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• United States
3 Oct 17
@teamfreak16 Still no problem for me as of yet hahah
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Oct 17
@TiarasOceanView - Like the song says, Groove On!
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@amadeo (78087)
• United States
1 Oct 17
Yep,this was the craze and I .we love Isaac Hayes.We all ways dance up a storm at the gay club.Loved it and miss it
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
I had no idea that they played him in the gay clubs. Interesting. That would be cool.
@amadeo (78087)
• United States
7 Oct 17
@teamfreak16 why not Scott.It is music.The gay people spend a lot of money on these artists.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Oct 17
@amadeo - Glad to see you back! Looking forward to reading how it went.
@crossbones27 (22336)
• Redlands, California
2 Oct 17
Now this is the R&B I like,cool stuff with some soul to it.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
Isaac definitely had soul.
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• Redlands, California
2 Oct 17
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
2 Oct 17
Oh cool, I believe the Bar-Kays did something like "Move you boogie body"
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
Yes, 1979. And yes, I had to look that up.
@Otihen (1)
1 Oct 17
Great album. It is a masterpiece
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
This and Hot Buttered Soul are his masterpieces.
@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
1 Oct 17
Hey everybody! It's Chef!
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
Chef ruled.
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@dgobucks226 (14710)
1 Oct 17
Interesting pick. The theme song was catchy and funky!
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
With some great orchestration to boot.
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
1 Oct 17
Isaac was good at those jams. Someone at the country music conference did a presentation on his 18-minute jam of “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.”
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
I bet that was interesting. I would have liked to have seen that.
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@silvermist (20096)
• India
1 Oct 17
That is a nice selection.The first song of Issac Hayes I listened to was Walk On By.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Oct 17
Dionne Warwick had a hit with that song too.
• Cairo, Egypt
2 Oct 17
Enjoy!