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HOT BUTTERED SOUL

"Whoever had yet to feel the impact of Parks’ film or its soundtrack got a wake-up call as to the state of black pride, black attitude, and black music in 1972."

Ashley Kahn

Shaft
2018-05-10T23:49:22+00:00

Ashley Kahn

"Whoever had yet to feel the impact of Parks’ film or its soundtrack got a wake-up call as to the state of black pride, black attitude, and black music in 1972."

"Can ya dig it? / Who's the cat that won't cop out / When there's danger all about?"

Isaac Hayes

Shaft
2018-05-10T23:52:11+00:00

Isaac Hayes

"Can ya dig it? / Who's the cat that won't cop out / When there's danger all about?"

DETAILS


Reaching #1 on the Billboard Soul/R&B chart in the year of its release (1969), Hot Buttered Soul is a transformative genre-bending soul record that changed the shape of popular music forever. Featuring “Walk On By” and Hayes’ expansive, cinematic take on “By The I Get To Phoenix,” this new reissue from Craft Recordings showcases newly remastered audio cut at Elysian Masters under the supervision of Dave Cooley and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing.

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TRACKLIST


Side A
1. Walk On By
2. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic

Side B
3. One Woman
4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix

RECORD CREDITS


Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards
Marvell Thomas – producer, keyboards
The Bar-Kays
Willie Hall – drums
James Alexander – bass
Michael Toles – guitar

Released: September 1969
Recorded: Spring/early summer 1969
Studio: Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Tera Shirma Studios, Detroit, Michigan

Al Bell – Producer, supervising producer
Bill Dahl – Liner notes
Kate Hoddinott – Package redesign
Allen Jones – Producer
Johnny Allen – Arranger
Terry Manning – Engineer
Bob Smith – Photography
Joe Tarantino – Mastering
Russ Terrana – Remixing
Honeya Thompson – Art direction
Christopher Whorf – Cover design
Ed Wolfrum – Engineer, mixing

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