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Isaac Hayes, no slump in sight
No slump in sight
Hayes turned out two albums in 1970, The Isaac Hayes Movement and To Be Continued. The former was a hit -- and no less challenging, rearranging works from the Beatles, Jerry Butler and Burt Bacharach.
Hayes solo work was more atmospheric and experimental than much of the music he co-wrote with David Porter. In a 2001 interview with The Times, Hayes said, Thats where I was all along, when I was playing music just for me and myself. But I had to make the dollar, and Sam & Dave created a lot of money for Dave [Porter] and me. I gained a lot of experience doing that stuff, so when the time came for me to do my own thing, hey, I was ready.