Isaac Hayes was a driving force behind the southern soul music label Stax Records where he served as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s.
He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2005 along with Bill withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper and John Fogerty in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves and others.
Hayes began recording in the late '60s and put out several successful soul albums including Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). He is well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). He was awarded the Academy Award for best Original Song in 1972 for the "Theme From Shaft", which is included on this album of Greatest Hit Singles by the iconic musician.
"One of the best-available Isaac Hayes compilation, Greatest Hit Singles bypasses a couple of his later disco hits, but the result is a more unified sound that helps illustrate why Hayes was so important to the development of '70s soul...for a more concentrated dose of Hayes at his best, Greatest Hit Singles is hard to beat." - Steve Huey, allmusic.com
1. By the Time I Get To Phoenix
2. Walk On By
3. I Stand Accused
4. The Look Of Love
5. Never Can Say Goodbye
6. Theme From "Shaft"
1. Do Your Thing
2. Let's Stay Together
3. Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
4. Theme From "The Men"
5. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
6. Joy (Part 1)