Sunday, August 10, 2008
Isaac Hayes, 1942-2008
Isaac Hayes did not look well when he performed in Kansas City nine months ago. I wrote the following in my review of his VooDoo Lounge show: While he made a valiant effort and provided many wonderful moments, the 65-year-old soul legend seemed distressingly frail. I'm deeply saddened- but not surprised- that one of my musical heroes died today. Rather than posting one of Hayes' familiar Stax hits, I've selected the spoken word opening track from 1995's fine Branded as a fitting sendoff. Thanks, Ike.
(Original images by There Stands the Glass. Additional pictures are posted with the linked review.)