Label: Stax - 61 648 A,Stax - 61 648 B • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo • Country: Austria • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen • Style: Soul-Jazz, Soundtrack, Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk
The album mostly consists of instrumentals composed by Hayes as score for the film. Be Yourself - Isaac Hayes - Shaft commercial and critical success, Shaft is Hayes' best-known work and the best-selling LP ever released on a Stax label.
Inthe album was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Hayes Dont Know What To Tell Ya - Aaliyah - I Care 4 U became involved with Shaft in hopes of having director Gordon Parks cast him in the title role, but was not aware that Richard Roundtree had already been cast as John Shaft.
While the film was still in production, Parks sent Hayes raw footage of some of the film's scenes, and Hayes wrote three pieces for Be Yourself - Isaac Hayes - Shaft scenes: "Theme from Shaft " for the opening title sequence, "Soulsville" for a scene in which Shaft walks through Harlem, and "Ellie's Love Theme" for a love scene. Pleased with the results, MGM hired Hayes to compose the rest of the score, and the musician spent two months working between tour dates on the score at the MGM studio.
All songs written and produced by Isaac Hayes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Isaac Hayes. Funk soul blaxploitation. Soulsville U. New York: Schirmer Trade. Retrieved February 26, — via robertchristgau. John Shaft. Shaft Shaft's Big Score! Shaft Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats.
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