Hot Buttered Soul [Vinyl] Single
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, June 23, 2009
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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!Read more ›
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.
Even though the record only offers 4 songs and of the 4, only one is an original composition; the production, recording and arrangements were of the highest caliber and not only did this record establish Hayes' artistry, it also put him into the limelight of a solo performer. Opening with a Burt Bacharach number, "Walk on By" is lavishly adorned with a full string and horn section as well as backing singers and the aforementioned, inimitable talents of the Bar Kays; the performance lasts a full 12 minutes leading into the funkiest number on the record, "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" which features a great wah guitar melody accompaniment in tandem with Hayes' piano leading and the dynamite rhythm section of Alexander and Hall.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In my major playlist! One of my favorite album of all time and definitely my favorite of all his albums!Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Jenkins
Bought this years ago (reel to reel), then as a CD (lost it) but the sound keep my interest so I HAD to repurchase.Published 4 months ago by Dennis B.
Isaac Hayes is one smooth dude. This record is a must for music lovers.Published 4 months ago by Rongeez