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Soul Musician Isaac Hayes

Hayes rose to the top of the charts in the 1970's on the Staxl record label. He released his first solo album, "Presenting Isaac Hayes," in 1968. His next album, "Hot Buttered Soul," became a gold record in the 1970's. 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." He is in the new Nicholas Cage movie, "It Could Happen to You," in which he plays a news photographer who puts Nicholas Cage into the media spotlight when he wins the lottery.

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Other segments from the episode on July 28, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 28, 1994: Interview with Isaac Hayes; Commentary on television theme songs.

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