“Hot Buttered Soul” by Isaac Hayes - album review

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TJR says

Created as a fundraiser for the beleaguered Stax label, “Hot Buttered Soul” boasted a tight production across the 4 extended pieces, aided by the Bar-Kays rhythm section. The set opens soulfully with a fine cover of “Walk On By” (Dionne Warwick, 1964) and gets into a really cool laid-back groove with the improbably titled original “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic”. Side two's nowhere near as vital, with balladic covers of “One Woman” (Al Green, 1969) and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” (Johnny Rivers, 1966). Made #1 in the R&B albums chart. Job done.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [12:03] 6.9.png Isaac Hayes - Walk On By (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Soul
A2 [09:38] 7.2.png Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell) Disco / Funk
B1 [05:10] 3.4.png Isaac Hayes - One Woman (Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes) Soul Ballad
B2 [18:42] 4.4.png Isaac Hayes - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jimmy Webb) Soul Ballad

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