Essential Albums

Essential Albums

by Isaac Hayes
     
 
Essential Albums, released in 2011, compiles the Stax label's remastered/expanded versions of Hot Buttered Soul (1969), Shaft (1969), and the double-disc Black Moses (1971), all of which were released individually in 2009. The first two albums are as essential as late-'60s and early-'70s soul gets, while the sprawling

Overview

Essential Albums, released in 2011, compiles the Stax label's remastered/expanded versions of Hot Buttered Soul (1969), Shaft (1969), and the double-disc Black Moses (1971), all of which were released individually in 2009. The first two albums are as essential as late-'60s and early-'70s soul gets, while the sprawling Black Moses is pretty close to it. All three topped Billboard's R&B Albums chart and represent Hayes' most creative and finest album-length work. When the set -- a sturdy box holding the three individual releases, with flimsy stickers slapped onto it -- came out, it retailed for roughly the same cost as the sum of the three reissues.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
Label:
Stax
UPC:
0888072332027
catalogNumber:
33202

Related Subjects

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Walk On By
  2. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
  3. One Woman
  4. By the Time I Get To Phoenix
  5. Walk On By
  6. By the Time I Get To Phoenix

Disc 2

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye
  2. (They Long To Be) Close To You
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You
  4. Man's Temptation
  5. Part-Time Love
  6. Medley: Ike's Rap IV/A Brand New Me
  7. Going In Circles

Disc 3

  1. Never Gonna Give You Up
  2. Medley: Ike's Rap II/Help Me Love
  3. Need To Belong To Someone
  4. Good Love
  5. Medley: Ike's Rap III/Your Love Is So Doggone Good
  6. For the Good Times
  7. I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Disc 4

  1. Theme From Shaft
  2. Bumpy's Lament
  3. Walk From Regio's
  4. Ellie's Love Theme
  5. Shaft's Cab Ride
  6. Cafe Regio's
  7. Early Sunday Morning
  8. Be Yourself
  9. A Friend's Place
  10. Soulsville
  11. No Name Bar
  12. Bumpy's Blues
  13. Shaft Strikes Again
  14. Do Your Thing
  15. The End Theme
  16. Theme From Shaft

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Isaac Hayes   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals
Bar-Kays   Rhythm Section
Willie Hall   Drums,Tambourine
Ronald Hudson   Bass
Gary Jones   Bongos,Conga
Sidney Kirk   Piano
Lester Snell   Electric Piano
Michael Toles   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
James Alexander   Bass
Movement   Rhythm Section
Charles "Skip" Pitts   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Clifton Davis   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Clay Hammond   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Terry Manning   Engineer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Johnny Allen   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bell   Producer
William Brown   Engineer
Ron Capone   Remixing
Isaac Hayes   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
J.J. Johnson   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Pat Lewis   Arranger
Bobby Manuel   Engineer
Dave Purple   Engineer,Remixing
Marvell Thomas   Producer
Dale Warren   Arranger
Daryl Williams   Engineer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Ed Wolfrum   Engineer
David Krieger   Art Direction
Honeya Thompson   Art Direction
Jimmy Hole   Reissue Package Design
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Chester Higgins   Liner Notes
Chris Clough   Reissue Producer
Jim James   Liner Notes
Tony Seiniger   Cover Design
Isbell   Composer
Christopher Whorf   Cover Design
Allen Jones   Producer
Russ Terrana   Remixing
Henry Bush   Engineer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >