Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 57

Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft

Anyone who doesnt know this piece of musical genius - quick, download it or listen to it. It is simply amazing. So so many neat facts about this so here goes:

  • Isaac Hayes - the attractive bald skinned brother voices Chef in South Park
  • The movie Shaft is a must see if you want to see a smooth bad-ass man running around with a gun
  • This song won an Oscar for best original song making Isaac Hayes, the first African American to win that...
  • One of my favorite parts of the song is the part where Isaac goes He's a bad mother ---- and the back up singers interrupt with "Shut your mouth"...Sheer genius
  • He's a complicated man and no-one understands him but his woman....A classic line again from the song
  • The first minute or so is instumental and is really heavy on guitar riffs
  • It has been parodied in shows from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air to Sesame Street

This song is a defining one for the soul/disco genre and i urge everyone to add it to their library...Enjoy. (Hear it by pressing play on the soundbyte player widget thingy)....


Nyemoni said...

OMG! who would have thought of shaft? I had so forgotten the movie..even the theme song is hazy to me...I will download!

Mona said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHAFT! heheheh

~Mimi~ said...

i dont know this song oh..

:) hi hun

about the 'i do your religion'.. i guess you don't have a clue just how bad the english over here're sooooo lucky!

laspapi said...

I didn't know "Shaft" won any Oscars. Used to wonder about Mr. Hayes everytime I saw his albums around the house as a kid.

Soul said...

I've done things to this song that I'm much too shy to say.. lol