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Soul legend Isaac Hayes dies

by EdHannigan / August 10, 2008 12:45 PM PDT

CNN) -- Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film "Shaft," has died, sheriff's officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday.
Singer Issac Hayes seen performing in the U.K. last year. Hayes was found dead Sunday at age 65.

Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff's department said.

No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.
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Are you talking about Shaft?
by James Denison / August 11, 2008 12:25 AM PDT

John Shaft?

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But we can dig it
by Josh K / August 12, 2008 12:07 AM PDT

Yes, those lyrics sound pretty funny nowadays but it's still one of the coolest songs ever. That backbeat and bass line are fantastic; I defy anyone to sit still during that section of the song. I was just listening to it the day before he died. I was very sorry to hear of his passing.

Isaac Hayes also helped write such classics as "Soul Man," "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and "When Something is Wrong with My Baby."

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I liked "Soul Man" best
by James Denison / August 12, 2008 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: But we can dig it

"I'm a souuuuuulllll man, doodoodootdedoodoodoot!"

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He was Stax Records main man
by drpruner / August 12, 2008 1:47 PM PDT
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when Stax and Motown were as big as it gets.

IMO you're right: Shaft is timeless.

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(NT) BTW, just in is "probably a stroke".
by drpruner / August 12, 2008 1:48 PM PDT
In reply to: But we can dig it
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(NT) One fly dresser, too!
by Dan McC / August 13, 2008 5:32 AM PDT
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(NT) Yeah, that was a shock to us white folks back then. :-)
by drpruner / August 13, 2008 1:54 PM PDT
In reply to: One fly dresser, too!
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