Memphis soul label Stax records celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. One of its biggest stars was Isaac Hayes, who topped the charts in the '70s, going gold with the album Hot Buttered Soul and platinum with his 1972 soundtrack to the movie Shaft. The latter won him an Oscar.
Hayes rose to the top of the charts in the 1970s on the Stax label. He released his first solo album, Presenting Isaac Hayes, in 1968. His next album, Hot Buttered Soul, became a gold record in the [1970s]. His 1972 soundtrack to the movie Shaft, went platinum and won an Oscar for "Theme from Shaft." Hayes is also an actor, who has held roles in the movies Robin Hood: Men in Tights, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Posse. This interview first aired July 28, 1994.
Composer and musician Isaac Hayes. He won an Oscar the the theme music he wrote for the the 1972 movie Shaft. HAYES is also an actor, who has held roles in the movies Robin Hood: Men in Tights, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Posse, and It Could Happen to You. He's also a regular voice (as the Chef) on the cable animation show South Park.