Isaac Hayes

  1. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  2. Mariah Carey to be Named BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards

    July 19, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will be honored as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Carey will join a group that includes the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, ...

  3. Frances Preston, Former BMI CEO and Pioneering Female Exec, Dead at 83

    June 13, 2012 10:13 AM EDT (Photo: Richard Patire) Frances Williams Preston, longtime president/CEO of BMI, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a pioneering executive in the music industry, died this morning in Nashville from congestive heart failure, according t ...

  4. Soul-Funk Guitarist and 'Shaft' Wah-Wah Creator Charles 'Skip' Pitts Dies

    May 01, 2012 6:30 PM EDT R&B, soul and funk guitar architect and Bo-Keys member Charles "Skip" Pitts-whose signature riffs are forever immortalized in the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes' "Theme ...

  5. Stax Records To Release 'Soul Men' Soundtrack

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The late Isaac Hayes, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are among the artists featured on the "Soul Men" soundtrack. It's set for release Nov. 4 on Stax Records. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the Dimen ...

  6. Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies At 65

    August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Ha ...

  7. Fogerty, Cropper Among Songwriters Hall Inductees

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Richard and Robert Sherman and Bill Withers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The 36th annual induction ceremony John Fogerty, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes and Da ...

  8. Rhythm & Blues

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Al Green joins such legends as Isaac Hayes and James Brown by becoming this year's BMI Icon honoree. Read Gail Mitchell's column. Al Green joins such legends as Isaac Hayes and James Brown by becoming this year's BMI Icon honoree. R ...