Isaac Hayes died today at 65. I featured him not long ago on my 7 songs post, in honor of his album Hot Buttered Soul. The greatest track is Hayes’ transcendent cover of Dionne Warwick’s Walk On By. Listen to it all, beginning to end, and you’ll know what we’ve lost today:

Hayes was central to the legacy of Stax Records as one of their primary song writers and stars. He changed the landscape of soul music forever.

I highly recommend Respect Yourself: the Stax Records Story. The trailer is below:

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