XODFlashback - The Late Great Issaac Hayes was an award winning musical legend as well as actor. Born in Covington Tennessee in 1942, Hayes began singing at the age of five and taught himself how to play the piano, flute,and saxophone. As an adult he created the hits “"You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" "Hold On, I'm Comin’ "Soulsville" and “Do Your Thing," In 1972, Hayes was awarded an Academy Award, 2 Grammy Awards AND a Golden Globe for the "Theme from Shaft". Hayes continued to work as a songwriter, composer and producer but also got into acting. He starred in films such as “Truck Turner” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” and tv shows, one of his most notable characters was the voice of “Chef” on Southpark. Hayes was not only talented, but he cared about giving back. In 1992 he was crowned honorary King of the Ada region for his humanitarianism in Ghana. Hayes was laid to rest in 2008, but will live on in his contributions and influence in music.
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Ele estava no auge de sua criatividade. Lançava um álbum espetacular atrás do outro - a sequência Music of My Mind (1972), Talking Book (1972), Innervisions (1973) e Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974) é simplesmente matadora, e tinha adquirido liberdade artística total para fazer o que bem entendesse. Mesmo assim, algo incomodava profundamente a Stevie Wonder.
Com sua inquietude criativa, ele tinha tantas idéias musicais na cabeça que não conseguia exteriorizá-las de uma maneira que o satisfizesse. Porém, toda essa inquietude musical foi o bastante para ele começar a experimentar qualquer instrumento que caísse em suas mãos e compor como um alucinado. Dentro de três diferentes estúdios, e com as condições de trabalho ideais para quem tinha tudo o que queria dentro de sua cabeça, ele tratou de desenvolver e concretizar suas canções da maneira que bem entendesse. Músicos que o acompanhavam disseram que não foram raras as vezes em que Wonder passou 48 horas trabalhando sem dormir ou comer, rearranjando e regravando inúmeras canções. O resultado de tal empreitada gerou quase 200 canções!!! Sim, é isso mesmo que você leu!
Songs In The Key Of Life foi lançado há mais de 40 anos como um LP duplo e mais um compacto, e pode se ouvir de tudo: Pop Funk nostálgico de primeira grandeza (“I Wish”), doloridos lamentos de Soul (“Village Ghetto Land” e “Pastime Paradise”), uma homenagem explicitamente Jazzística para Duke Ellington (“Sir Duke”), Jazz Rock instrumental poderoso (“Contusion”), homenagem à filha e então recém-nascida Aisha (“Isn’t She Lovely”), e claro, um apelo anti-racista (“Black Man”), dava para contar nos dedos de uma única mão quais os gêneros que ele não abordou no disco.
A discografia de Stevie Wonder é uma verdadeira maravilha em termos de álbuns, mas nenhum deles é tão genial quanto Songs In the Key of Life.
Shout out to the UMPG artists and writers whose work is being inducted into the 🇺🇸@librarycongress#NationalRecordingRegistry which celebrates and aims to preserve “culturally, historically & aesthetically significant” recordings.
THIS WEEKEND join Billy Buchanan: FRIDAY - @casamonicaresortandspa (Solo) 8:00pm-11:00pm (St. Augustine); SATURDAY - St. Augustine Seafood Festival (w/Band) 7:00pm-8:40pm (St. Augustine); SUNDAY - Green Turtle Tavern (Solo) 3:00pm-6:00pm (Fernandina Beach); and MONDAY - @codysroadhouse - Sumter Landing (Solo) 5:00pm-9:00pm (The Villages). See you there!! Want to help Billy get his 50's and 60's Music Show on PBS?! Go to 👉 gofundme.com/HelpFundBillyOnPBS to donate and share Billy's campaign link with everyone you know <3 Go to 👉 billybuchanan.org to view his full SCHEDULE, purchase all of Billy's amazing original music, including his latest releases, 'Give Love' and 'ShagShuffleShimmyShakeSwing: Vol 1', purchase his cool MERCHANDISE, SIGN UP to join his EMAIL LIST to receive updates, and become a member of Billy's Soul Brigade; LIKE 👍🏼 TRACK, and FOLLOW BILLY on 👉 YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandsinstown, Spotify, and much more! (Photo: @redvelvetphoto ) #BillyOnPBS
On this day in 1964, The Temptations released their debut studio album 𝘔𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. Today we celebrate its 45th anniversary.
Fun Fact: All the songs on the record except hit single "The Way You Do the Things You Do" date from the Temptations' slow-selling starting period (1961-63). During this time many Motown staffers referred to them as the "hitless Temptations".
Mark your Calendar! The Ambassador of Rock 'n Soul, @buchananbilly & his Rock 'n Soul Revue will be performing live at the @staugseafoodfest this Saturday, March 23rd!! Billy and the band will hit the stage that night from 7-8:40pm. Come hear the best 50's and 60's early rock and soul music, and Billy's terrific original tunes. No one else get's you up dancing like The Ambassador of Rock 'n Soul!! Invite your friends, bring your family, and we'll see you there 😀 #BillyOnPBS
This month in 1964, Sam Cooke released his thirteenth album 𝘈𝘪𝘯'𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴. Today we celebrate its 55th anniversary.
𝘈𝘪𝘯'𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 comprised the first material that Cooke had recorded in the six months following the death of his 18-month-old son Vincent. It would be the final studio album released during Cooke's lifetime.