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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 23, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 1968
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Stax
  • ASIN: B0028NSE3M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered and expanded 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the classic 1969 album that transformed Isaac Hayes into a true music icon. This edition includes two bonus tracks, expanded liner notes by Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and rare photographs. Originally released at the end of the '60s, Hot Buttered Soul set the precedent for how Soul would evolve in the '70s simultaneously establishing Isaac Hayes as a major music force. This is a 'MUST' for all music collectors as well as fans of Soul, R&B, Disco, Stax Records and Isaac Hayes himself!

Customer Reviews

"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"--wow!
John Calvin Hughes
Isaac Hayes' album is the very definition of Hot Buttered Soul.
F. Williams
Yes I would recommend this cd to anyone.
Roberta Lane

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By HE WHO FUNKS BEHIND THE ROWS!! on July 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The memories for me associated with this classic album! (-:
It brings back my childhood watching my parents and older cousins
"do their thing" at the house parties, card parties, BBQ's/Fish-Fries, etc.
that they would throw in my family back then when they were all young
and many who are gone now were still around.

Issac Hayes served notice to the musical world of 1969
that HIS MOMENT had indeed ARRIVED and he was so much more
than just being part of the great Stax Records songwriting/producing
team of Hayes & Porter, who had given the label it's core sound
during the mid 60's with classics performed by Sam & Dave, Otis Redding
and others. This was a MAJOR DEPARTURE from the standard STAX sound
and a glimpse into the bright & funky future of the 1970's and beyond!
I always say that Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, Issac Hayes, Stevie Wonder
and Marvin Gaye did more to establish that black music was so much more
sophisticated than it's simple gut-bucket beginnings than any other artists
of their generation. They were the forerunners for Barry White, P-Funk,
The Isley Brothers 70's T-Neck Years, and many others that came after them.

From the opening notes of Issac Hayes' classic sleek, seductive and
infinitely funky re-working of the Burt Bachrach/Hal David via Dionne Warwick
1964 pop classic "WALK ON BY", you just know that this is something very special!
The sweeping orchestration is epic!
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Nathan on October 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
...but, oh, how lovely it is to travel. Isaac Hayes went into the recording studio back in 1969 with his the Bar-Kays as his backing band and created something magical and timeless that is beyond comparison from anything else I've ever heard. With only four numbers present here, it'd be easy to second-guess picking this up, but if you do you are a sucker, because you just don't understand how strong and potent this album is. It's almost ridiculous how many rappers have sampled this material, and how many times they've done it at that, but none of 'em, NONE OF 'EM could amass the emotion and skill that Brother Ike amassed into these four incredible numbers. The opener 'Walk on By' is not to be messed with for nothin'. The intro is hypnotic and intoxicating, stretching on for over two minutes before Brother Ike's mournful and dour voice comes in to sing his frustration and sadness away. Is' a rough number if you lived through it, but it's good fa' the soul. What follows is jus' somethin' funky, fa'real, an' I'm'a try an' spell it all out fa' you. 'Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic' is down-and-dirty gut-bucket funktified soul. Rhodes electric piano, classic guitar riffs, and that repetitive piano that Public Enemy jus' loves to sample. Oh, what a classic piece 'a work. I'm surprised lotsa these reviews don't seem to think too highly of 'One Woman' 'cause I can't get enough of that number. It's sweeter and more easy-going than the other three, but it's no less strong. I first tooke heavy notice of it while I was stuck in traffic on the highway on my way to my girl's house an' I heard Brother Ike say "I fight my way through the five o'clock rush hour, as daylight slowly leaves the sky..." That stuff gave me chills, fa'real.Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mediaagent on August 19, 2003
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Let me just start off by saying I was 3yrs old when this "Album" came out. And I remember that every one of my relatives had this album (including my mom and grandparents). Everyone would be partying and playing this album. (Ours is worn out....believe me).
You know how a song can trigger a memory? Well, I saw movie "Dead Presidents" (great soundtrack CD), and Issac's "Walk on By" is included in movie (where they count the money). All of a sudden, I remembered this cut! I heard it so many times in my childhood. So I had to see if HOT BUTTERED SOUL was released on CD.
Thank god it is! Honey, this is soul music at its finest. Issac Hayes does not get the credit he deserves in music history. Forget Dionne Warwick's version, Issac Hayes is the BEST version I've ever heard. The horns, the violins, the melody, the man is BAD! This has got to be the best musical introduction I have ever heard in my life!
Then you get to "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedelamystic"...I have NO IDEA what the hell this means, but I feel the smoke, the sweat, the sex, the incense, the energy of this cut. I tell you, they just don't make them like this anymore.
You want some soul, get HOT BUTTERED SOUL. Issac may be "Chef" on SOUTH PARK now, but he's a musician always. In heart and soul.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album is a musical masterpiece !!! Ike transmits his emotions through his sublime voice and his fantastic music. When I hear the nearly 20 minute ``By the time I get to Phoenix ``, I never get bored by the 7 minute intro. You can't skip his rap cause you'll miss part of the message that Black Moses is delivering to you. Walk on by is charged with so much sadness that you can relate easily to what he's going through. Hyperbolic... is pure funk pleasure. One woman is a sweet ballad filled with incredible background vocals. Hot buttered soul is one of the key albums that popularized album concepts and proved that M.Hayes is a musical genius.
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