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Black Moses

Isaac Hayes

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The sheer tenacity -- albeit undeniably fitting -- of this double-disc set has made Black Moses (1971) one of Isaac Hayes' most revered and best-known works. The multi-instrumental singer/songwriter and producer had been a central figure in the Memphis soul music revolution of the mid-'60s. Along with Booker T. & the MG's, Hayes wrote and performed on more Stax sides than any other single artist. By the time of this release -- his fifth overall, and first two-record set -- Hayes had firmly established himself as a progressive soul artist. His stretched-out and well-developed R&B jams, as well as his husky-voiced sexy spoken "raps," became key components in his signature sound. Black Moses not only incorporates those leitmotifs, but also reaffirms Hayes abilities as an unmistakably original arranger. Although a majority of the album consists of cover material, all the scores have been reconfigured and adapted in such a fundamental way that, for some listeners, these renditions serve as definitive. This is certainly true of the extended reworkings of Jerry Butler's "Brand New Me" and Esther Phillips' "You're Love Is So Doggone Good" -- both of which are prefaced by the spoken prelude to coitus found in each respective installment of "Ike's Rap." The pair of Curtis Mayfield tunes -- "Man's Temptation" and "Need to Belong to Someone" -- are also worth noting for the layers of tastefully scored orchestration -- from both Hayes and his longtime associate Johnny Allen. The pair's efforts remain fresh and discerning, rather than the dated ersatz strings and horn sections that imitators were glutting the soul and pop charts and airwaves with in the mid-'70s. Hayes' own composition, "Good Love," recalls the upbeat and jive talkin' "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" from Hot Buttered Soul (1969), adding some spicy and sexy double-entendre in the chorus.
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1
Never Can Say Goodbye
00:05:09

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Clifton Davis, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

2
(They Long To Be) Close To You
00:09:04

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Burt Bacharach, Author - Hal David, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

3
Nothing Takes The Place Of You
00:05:31

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Patrick Robinson, ComposerLyricist - Toussaint McCall, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

4
Man's Temptation
00:05:01

Isaac Hayes, Producer, MainArtist - Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

5
Part-Time Love
00:08:33

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Clay Hammond, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

6
Medley: Ike's Rap IV / A Brand New Me
00:09:42

Kenneth Gamble, ComposerLyricist - Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Butler, ComposerLyricist - Theresa Bell, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

7
Going In Circles
00:07:00

Anita Poree, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Peters, ComposerLyricist - Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Never Gonna Give You Up
00:05:49

Kenneth Gamble, ComposerLyricist - Isaac Hayes, Producer, MainArtist - Jerry Butler, ComposerLyricist - LEON HUFF, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

2
Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love
00:07:33

Luther Ingram, ComposerLyricist - Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Tommy Tate, ComposerLyricist - Johnny Baylor, ComposerLyricist - Mickey Gregory, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

3
Need To Belong To Someone
00:05:15

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

4
Good Love 6-9-9-6-9
00:05:17

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Mickey Gregory, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

5
Medley: Ike's Rap III / Your Love Is So Doggone Good
00:09:18

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Dee Ervin, ComposerLyricist - Rudy Love, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

6
For The Good Times
00:05:22

Kris Kristofferson, ComposerLyricist - Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

7
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
00:04:56

Isaac Hayes, Producer, Recording Producer, MainArtist - Burt Bacharach, ComposerLyricist - Hal David, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2016 Concord Music Group, Inc.

Album Description

The sheer tenacity -- albeit undeniably fitting -- of this double-disc set has made Black Moses (1971) one of Isaac Hayes' most revered and best-known works. The multi-instrumental singer/songwriter and producer had been a central figure in the Memphis soul music revolution of the mid-'60s. Along with Booker T. & the MG's, Hayes wrote and performed on more Stax sides than any other single artist. By the time of this release -- his fifth overall, and first two-record set -- Hayes had firmly established himself as a progressive soul artist. His stretched-out and well-developed R&B jams, as well as his husky-voiced sexy spoken "raps," became key components in his signature sound. Black Moses not only incorporates those leitmotifs, but also reaffirms Hayes abilities as an unmistakably original arranger. Although a majority of the album consists of cover material, all the scores have been reconfigured and adapted in such a fundamental way that, for some listeners, these renditions serve as definitive. This is certainly true of the extended reworkings of Jerry Butler's "Brand New Me" and Esther Phillips' "You're Love Is So Doggone Good" -- both of which are prefaced by the spoken prelude to coitus found in each respective installment of "Ike's Rap." The pair of Curtis Mayfield tunes -- "Man's Temptation" and "Need to Belong to Someone" -- are also worth noting for the layers of tastefully scored orchestration -- from both Hayes and his longtime associate Johnny Allen. The pair's efforts remain fresh and discerning, rather than the dated ersatz strings and horn sections that imitators were glutting the soul and pop charts and airwaves with in the mid-'70s. Hayes' own composition, "Good Love," recalls the upbeat and jive talkin' "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" from Hot Buttered Soul (1969), adding some spicy and sexy double-entendre in the chorus.
© Lindsay Planer /TiVo

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