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

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3571007907170924588&hl=en

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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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was, amongst other things, a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print publications and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I wrote a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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