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Dem Vinyl Boyz EP 84 - Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul


In this sultry episode of Dem Vinyl Boyz, we’re diving into the rich, velvety depths of Isaac Hayes’ seminal work, “Hot Buttered Soul.” Released in 1969, this album broke new ground in the world of soul music, transforming Hayes from a talented songwriter into an icon of the genre. With its extended tracks, lush arrangements, and Hayes’ unmistakable baritone, “Hot Buttered Soul” is a cornerstone of soul music that still resonates today.

This four-track masterpiece includes unforgettable renditions of Burt Bacharach’s “Walk On By” and Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” alongside the empowering “Soulsville” and the original “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic.” Each song is a journey into the depths of emotion and musical innovation, showcasing Hayes’ ability to blend soul, funk, and orchestral sounds into a cohesive and mesmerizing whole.

Throughout this episode, we’ll explore the creation of “Hot Buttered Soul,” delving into the stories behind its tracks, the innovative production techniques it employed, and its impact on the landscape of 70s soul music. We’ll also discuss how the album’s commercial success paved the way for Hayes’ legendary career and influenced generations of musicians.

Join us on Dem Vinyl Boyz as we pay tribute to “Hot Buttered Soul,” an album that not only defined Isaac Hayes’ legacy but also shaped the future of soul music. This episode is an ode to the power of innovation, emotion, and the enduring appeal of one of music’s most soulful voices.

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