The next big thing to happen to southern soul was
Isaac Hayes' extended orchestral raps, that debuted on
Presenting (1967) with a lengthy cover of Erroll Garner's Misty,
and that matured on the
four-song album Hot Buttered Soul (1969), including colossal covers of
Jimmy Webb's By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Burt Bacharach's
Walk On By.
Movement (1970) was more of the same: four lengthy covers, including
George Harrison's Something.
This style of subdued singing and lavish production was further revolutionized
by the soundtrack to the film Shaft (1971), that added a strong funky
Black Moses (1971) was another ambitious (double) album.
Hayes died in 2008 at 65.
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