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Isaac Cooks Again

Isaac Cooks Again

Who: Isaac Hayes
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
When: Sunday May 30, 1999

THE man who put the bump and grind into soul music, ISAAC HAYES, will perform at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Sunday, May 30.

Hayes' career began in the 1960s when he became one of the famed STAX RECORDS session musicians in Memphis.

Playing saxophone and keyboards on tracks by artists such as OTIS REDDING, who wrote DOCK OF THE BAY, the crooner also co-wrote, with DAVID PORTER, songs made famous by SAM AND DAVE in the mid-1960s, such as YOU DON'T KNOW LIKE I KNOW, SOUL MAN and HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'. Now Hayes is synonymous with his character CHEF, in the cult television cartoon series SOUTH PARK. In 1969 HOT BUTTERED SOUL catapulted Hayes to fame and fortune with his own interpretations of familiar pop songs.

His debut album featured elaborately-scored 15 minute mini-symphonies, and went platinum, as did his next five albums.

In 1971 Hayes was asked to score the motion picture SHAFT, which earned Hayes an Academy Award.

Now he's enjoying a world-wide recording comeback thanks to CHEF AID: THE SOUTHPARK ALBUM and songs such as CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS. TE

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