Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Issac Hayes!!

"Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks? Shaft, ya, damn right!"

No matter where I am or the mood I am in, when the theme song for the movie "Shaft" is played, it gets me going...
To me, this song is the sexiest, smoothest, kick ass taste of the 70's. There has not been another like it!

The theme song from Shaftwas recorded a year before I was born (1971) and when it was released it quickly went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Written by musical legend, Issac Hayes, 40 years on, he still leaves us tapping our feet and moving our hips, SHAFT!!  When he walked on stage, man, woman..even dogs would stop and start to groove. Then they would yell, "Shaft!"  Well...maybe not the dogs... :)

With his deep voice, full lips and beard, the man was in control of any crowd he performed in front of. His talent as a musician earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Song, which included writing and singing it. Here's a link to learn more about the 1970s musical hero and get you going baby...Shaft!!
 We LOVE and miss you Issac Hayes!!!


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