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Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes

Theme from Shaft

The Very Best Of
funk soul 70s Soundtrack blaxploitation


According to the Theme From Shaft Songfacts, this won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement and an Oscar for Best Original Score. The Oscar win made Hayes the first African-American to win an Academy Award in a composer category.


Isaac Lee Hayes (born Aug 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee - died Aug 10, 2008, in Memphis, Tennessee) was an influential soul singer, songwriter, musician, producer, arranger, and actor. One of the key creative forces behind Memphis' Stax Records, Hayes began his recording career in 1962, soon playing saxophone for The Bar-Kays. Hayes and writing partner David Porter would pen numerous hits for Stax artists such as Sam & Dave ("Hold On! I'm Comin'", "Soul Man") and Carla Thomas ("B-A-B-Y") during the mid-1960s. Show more ...

Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes

Shaft
Who's the black private dick
That's a s** machine to all the chicks?
(Shaft)

You're damn right
Who is the man
That would risk his neck for his brother, man?
(Shaft)

Can ya dig it?
Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about
(Shaft)

Right on
You see this cat, Shaft is a bad mother
(Shut your mouth)

But I'm talking about Shaft
(Then we can dig it)
He's a complicated man
But no one understands him but his woman



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