Isaac Hayes: The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976) (4CD + 7” Vinyl Box Set)

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Isaac Hayes: The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976) (4CD + 7” Vinyl Box Set)

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The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976), chronicles the ascension of one of the most influential creative talents in music history, Isaac Hayes, who would have turned 75 this year. The four-cd collection examines the various avenues of Hayes’ prolific career; each disc offering an in-depth look at his distinct musical contributions to both Memphis-based Stax Records and to the world at large: from his foundational presence as a songwriter and producer at Stax, to his artistic metamorphosis and subsequent rise to stardom.

The set also includes a wide range of previously-unreleased material, as well as a replica 7” vinyl single of the artist’s first commercially-released recordings. Housed in a 60-page hardcover book, the retrospective incorporates a wealth of archival photos and ephemera, as well as an essay by author Robert Gordon (Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion) which includes new interviews with Stax luminaries Deanie Parker and Jim Stewart. Contributions from Floyd Newman, Mickey Gregory, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), and compilation producer Joe McEwen round out the package.

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DISC ONE
Soul Songwriter, Soul Producer

1. Floyd Newman – Sassy
2. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
3. Carla Thomas – How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)
4. Booker T and the MGs – Boot-leg
5. The Astors – Candy
6. Danny White – Can’t Do Nothing Without You
7. Johnnie Taylor – I Had A Dream
8. Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’
9. Ruby Johnson – I’ll Run Your Hurt Away
10. Carla Thomas – Let Me Be Good To You
11. Mable John – Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
12. Homer Banks – Fighting To Win
13. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
14. William Bell – Never Like This Before
15. The Mad Lads – Patch My Heart
16. Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird
17. Charlie Rich – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
18. Charlie Rich – Love Is After Me
19. Judy Clay – You Can’t Run Away From Your Heart
20. Sam & Dave – Soul Man
21. The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
22. Sam & Dave – I Thank You
23. The Soul Children – The Sweeter He Is (Parts I & II)
24. Billy Eckstine – Stormy
25. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
26. The Emotions – Show Me How 

DISC TWO
Volt & Enterprise Singles

1. Sir Isaac and The Do-Dads – The Big Dipper
2. Sir Isaac and The Do-Dads – Blue Groove
3. Isaac Hayes – Precious, Precious
4. Isaac Hayes – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
5. Isaac Hayes – The Mistletoe & Me
6. Isaac Hayes – Winter Snow
7. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
8. Isaac Hayes – The Look Of Love
9. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
10. Isaac Hayes – Theme From “Shaft”
11. Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing
12. Isaac Hayes – Let’s Stay Together
13. Isaac Hayes and David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You
(For More Reasons Than One)
14. Isaac Hayes and David Porter – Baby I’m-A Want You
15. Isaac Hayes – Theme From “The Men”
16. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down A Mountainside
17. Isaac Hayes – Joy (Part 1)
18. Isaac Hayes – Wonderful
19. Isaac Hayes – Someone Made You For Me
20. Isaac Hayes – Title Theme (From “Three Tough Guys”)
21. Radio Spot – “You Gotta Have It To Really Be In”
22. Radio Spot – “The Rapper Is Back”

DISC THREE
Cover Man

1. Isaac Hayes – When I Fall In Love
2. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
3. Isaac Hayes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
4. Isaac Hayes – Man’s Temptation
5. Isaac Hayes – Never Gonna Give You Up
6. Isaac Hayes – Windows Of The World*

Recorded Live at Operation PUSH Black Expo, International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL – October 1, 1972:

7. Isaac Hayes – The Ten Commandments of Love*
8. Isaac Hayes – Just Want To Make Love To You / Rock Me Baby*
9. Isaac Hayes – Stormy Monday*
10. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused*
11. Isaac Hayes – If Loving You Is Wrong
12. Isaac Hayes – His Eye Is On The Sparrow

DISC FOUR
Jam Master

1. Isaac Hayes – Ike’s Mood I
2. Isaac Hayes – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy*
3. Isaac Hayes – Black Militant’s Place*
4. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine*
5. Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Baby* (Extended Jam)
6. Isaac Hayes – Groove-A-Thon* (Extended Jam)
7. Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (Extended Jam)

* Previously unreleased

    • Includes bonus 7" and 60 page booklet.

     

    Details

    The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976), chronicles the ascension of one of the most influential creative talents in music history, Isaac Hayes, who would have turned 75 this year. The four-cd collection examines the various avenues of Hayes’ prolific career; each disc offering an in-depth look at his distinct musical contributions to both Memphis-based Stax Records and to the world at large: from his foundational presence as a songwriter and producer at Stax, to his artistic metamorphosis and subsequent rise to stardom.

    The set also includes a wide range of previously-unreleased material, as well as a replica 7” vinyl single of the artist’s first commercially-released recordings. Housed in a 60-page hardcover book, the retrospective incorporates a wealth of archival photos and ephemera, as well as an essay by author Robert Gordon (Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion) which includes new interviews with Stax luminaries Deanie Parker and Jim Stewart. Contributions from Floyd Newman, Mickey Gregory, Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), and compilation producer Joe McEwen round out the package.

    Questions? 

    Read our Store FAQ or Contact Us

    Tracklist

    DISC ONE
    Soul Songwriter, Soul Producer

    1. Floyd Newman – Sassy
    2. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
    3. Carla Thomas – How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)
    4. Booker T and the MGs – Boot-leg
    5. The Astors – Candy
    6. Danny White – Can’t Do Nothing Without You
    7. Johnnie Taylor – I Had A Dream
    8. Sam & Dave – Hold On! I’m A Comin’
    9. Ruby Johnson – I’ll Run Your Hurt Away
    10. Carla Thomas – Let Me Be Good To You
    11. Mable John – Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
    12. Homer Banks – Fighting To Win
    13. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
    14. William Bell – Never Like This Before
    15. The Mad Lads – Patch My Heart
    16. Johnnie Taylor – Little Bluebird
    17. Charlie Rich – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    18. Charlie Rich – Love Is After Me
    19. Judy Clay – You Can’t Run Away From Your Heart
    20. Sam & Dave – Soul Man
    21. The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
    22. Sam & Dave – I Thank You
    23. The Soul Children – The Sweeter He Is (Parts I & II)
    24. Billy Eckstine – Stormy
    25. David Porter – Can’t See You When I Want To
    26. The Emotions – Show Me How 

    DISC TWO
    Volt & Enterprise Singles

    1. Sir Isaac and The Do-Dads – The Big Dipper
    2. Sir Isaac and The Do-Dads – Blue Groove
    3. Isaac Hayes – Precious, Precious
    4. Isaac Hayes – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
    5. Isaac Hayes – The Mistletoe & Me
    6. Isaac Hayes – Winter Snow
    7. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused
    8. Isaac Hayes – The Look Of Love
    9. Isaac Hayes – Never Can Say Goodbye
    10. Isaac Hayes – Theme From “Shaft”
    11. Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing
    12. Isaac Hayes – Let’s Stay Together
    13. Isaac Hayes and David Porter – Ain’t That Loving You
    (For More Reasons Than One)
    14. Isaac Hayes and David Porter – Baby I’m-A Want You
    15. Isaac Hayes – Theme From “The Men”
    16. Isaac Hayes – Rolling Down A Mountainside
    17. Isaac Hayes – Joy (Part 1)
    18. Isaac Hayes – Wonderful
    19. Isaac Hayes – Someone Made You For Me
    20. Isaac Hayes – Title Theme (From “Three Tough Guys”)
    21. Radio Spot – “You Gotta Have It To Really Be In”
    22. Radio Spot – “The Rapper Is Back”

    DISC THREE
    Cover Man

    1. Isaac Hayes – When I Fall In Love
    2. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
    3. Isaac Hayes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
    4. Isaac Hayes – Man’s Temptation
    5. Isaac Hayes – Never Gonna Give You Up
    6. Isaac Hayes – Windows Of The World*

    Recorded Live at Operation PUSH Black Expo, International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL – October 1, 1972:

    7. Isaac Hayes – The Ten Commandments of Love*
    8. Isaac Hayes – Just Want To Make Love To You / Rock Me Baby*
    9. Isaac Hayes – Stormy Monday*
    10. Isaac Hayes – I Stand Accused*
    11. Isaac Hayes – If Loving You Is Wrong
    12. Isaac Hayes – His Eye Is On The Sparrow

    DISC FOUR
    Jam Master

    1. Isaac Hayes – Ike’s Mood I
    2. Isaac Hayes – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy*
    3. Isaac Hayes – Black Militant’s Place*
    4. Isaac Hayes – Ain’t No Sunshine*
    5. Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Baby* (Extended Jam)
    6. Isaac Hayes – Groove-A-Thon* (Extended Jam)
    7. Isaac Hayes – Do Your Thing (Extended Jam)

    * Previously unreleased

      Features

      • Includes bonus 7" and 60 page booklet.