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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Of the many wonderful blaxpoitation soundtracks to emerge during the early '70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists, having helped elevate Stax to its esteemed status; therefore, his being chosen to score such a high-profile major-studio film shouldn't seem like a surprise. And with "Theme from Shaft," he delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. Besides this song, ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Of the many wonderful blaxpoitation soundtracks to emerge during the early '70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists, having helped elevate Stax to its esteemed status; therefore, his being chosen to score such a high-profile major-studio film shouldn't seem like a surprise. And with "Theme from Shaft," he delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. Besides this song, though, there aren't too many more radio-targeted moments here. "Soulsville" operates effectively as the sort of downtempo ballad Hayes was most known for, just as the almost 20-minute "Do Your Thing" showcased just how impressive the Bar-Kays had become, stretching the song to unseen limits with their inventive, funky jamming. For the most part, though, this double-LP features nothing but cinematic moments of instrumentation, composed and produced by Hayes while being performed by the Bar-Kays -- some downtempo, others quite jazzy, nothing too funky, though. Even if it's not quite as enjoyable as Curtis Mayfield's Superfly due to its emphasis on instrumentals, Shaft still remains a powerful record; one of Hayes' pinnacle moments for sure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 025218880220
  • Catalog Number: 5003042

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Theme from Shaft (4:39)
  2. 2 Bumpy's Lament (1:51)
  3. 3 Walk from Regio's (2:24)
  4. 4 Ellie's Love Theme (3:18)
  5. 5 Shaft's Cab Ride (1:10)
  6. 6 Cafe Regio's (6:10)
  7. 7 Early Sunday Morning (3:49)
  8. 8 Be Yourself (4:30)
  9. 9 A Friend's Place (3:24)
  10. 10 Soulsville (3:48)
  11. 11 No Name Bar (6:11)
  12. 12 Bumpy's Blues (4:04)
  13. 13 Shaft Strikes Again (3:04)
  14. 14 Do Your Thing (19:30)
  15. 15 The End Theme (1:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Isaac Hayes Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Vibes
Bar-Kays Rhythm Section
Willie Hall Drums, Tambourine
Ronald Hudson Bass, Bass Guitar
Gary Jones Bongos, Conga
Sidney Kirk Piano
Lester Snell Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Michael Toles Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
James Alexander Bass, Bass Guitar
Charles "Skip" Pitts Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Johnny Allen Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Ron Capone Remixing
Isaac Hayes Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
George Horn Mastering
J. Alan Johnson Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bobby Manuel Engineer
Dave Purple Engineer, Remixing
William "Billy" Brown Engineer
Henry Bush Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    DEFINES 70'S BLAXPLOITATION

    When You think of the Blaxploitation genre...You think SHAFT.<BR/>It wasn't the first Film of it's kind but upon it's release it became the standard.The perfect mix of character, story and music.<BR/>Isaac Hayes theme music set to Richard Roundtree's walking among the NYC traffic set the tone of the Film & genre to follow.<BR/>Hayes' voice , used sparingly ,in the theme & in Soulsville oozes soul.<BR/>No Name Bar track is one of the greatest instrumental jazz tracks of all time {in My opinion}.<BR/>Hayes' Theme From Shaft won the Academy Award for best song for 1971.Rightfully so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best Movie Soundtracks of all time

    Can u dig it??? The most well known track is obviously the definitive 1970's movie theme of &quot Shaft&quot But what most people don't realize about the rest of the album is that it has some great instrumental tracks that are greatly sequenced and work to perfection. It still sounds fresh and vital, and that is saying alot about 70's soundtrack albums. Along with 1977's Saturday Night Fever, this is one movie soundtrack that stands the test of time.

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