Essential Albums

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 888072332027
  • Catalog Number: 33202
  • Sales rank: 60,002

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
Al Bell Producer
William Brown Engineer
Ron Capone Remixing
Bob Fisher Remastering
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 Jr. Remixing
Henry Bush Engineer
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