RIP Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes has left us. 

Isaac Hayes onstage at Wattstax

This note came in just now from Don Fleming,  whose Velvet Monkeys paid tribute way back in 1986, right about the time Mr. Hot Buttered Soul was guest-starring on “The A-Team.”

Please enjoy.

Velvet Monkeys 1986 perform Shaft

yes, it’s the sammy davis jr version

and no, i’m not sure what he hell we thought we were doing.”

P.S. The dude in the pic above,  in case you haven’t seen “Wattstax,” is the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

-Chris Grier

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