Isaac Hayes

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. BMI To Honor Rev Run

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Influential hip-hop artist Rev Run, one-third of Run-DMC, will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 7th Annual Urban Awards on Sept. 7. The awards are to be held at The New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Icon awards are given to songwri ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...