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10 August 2008

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Charles Wilson

This is very sad. First Bernie Mac, then Isaac Hayes. Who is next?

Alan T

Hey Rod welcome back and thanks for the walk down memory lane. Isaac Hayes voice was incomparable and he certainly was an icon. I am very familiar with much of his work but did not know he had such an influence on disco. Oh, and I Can't Turn Around has a masterful break.

Anderson

Isaac Hayes RIP. Your music and talents will be missed.

S. Flemming

Sad and shocking ...

Davey

Wow. I thought I was the only one who loved 'Walk On By.' What an incredibly talented voice. Even his voice overs on South Park were genius.

Albert

I also was a huge Isaac Hayes fan and am clearly saddened by his loss. His music was magical Didn't know you were also a fan Rod.

Not a Fan

Was it a coincidence that you take a few days off after questioning the integrity of a major black gay HIV organization? Now you return and ignore Bernie Mac's death and focus on Isaac Hayes.

I will no longer support this site.

A. Ronald

As I said, the ballroom queens are saying this in every post since that POCC drama. What does that have to do with Isaac Hayes? And why can't the man take a few days off. Stop trolling and ruining the memory of this gifted singer.

J Matt

I will forever remember the legacy and great music of Black Moses. Hayes was indeed a pioneer, a legend and a genius of music. His fine works found on the albums Hot Buttered Soul, To Be Continued, The Isaac Hayes Movement and Black Moses literally revolultionized how we listen to music today. I pray today's generation will take a hold to the beautiful creative works of Hayes...thanks for posting Rod. As I told you before, you know your ol' skool.

Im glad you mentioned the Live at Sahara Throne album...a definite moment in lounge soul music. And we talkin' bout neo-soul like it's a new thang! LOL. Definitely loved his goregous rendition of "Windows of the World." Legendary!!!

Rest in peace Ike!

freeleo

"I Can't Turn Around," had the whole club screaming and sweating many nights back in the days of Catacombs in Philly. Thank you Brother Hayes.

Dluv

As with a lot of our greats that pass on, I pull out there music and just listen. Quite simply, Issac Hayes changed music. He made it possible for black music to be expansive. If it weren't for Hot Buttered Soul (which I'm listening to now) we would not have What's Going On, Talking Book, or Extensions Of A Man. And Freelo, "Can't Turn Around"? That was House music before there was a word for it!

TheRevKev

WELCOME BACK MY FRIEND. I HOPE YOU RESTED AND ARE READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL!

THANKS FOR THIS POIGNANT PIECE ON "BLACK MOSES!" I REMEMBER SO MUCH OF HIS GREAT WORK, BUT MY FAVORITE IS HIS STUNNING 16:50 VERSION OF "BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX!" IT'S SEXY, STIRRING AND HE TAKES HIS TIME WITH THIS STORY LIKE NOTHING ELSE THAT HAS EVER BEEN RECORDED. THANK YOU FOR PAYING TRIBUTE.

WHAT A WEEKEND OF LOSS AND STEVE HARVEY DID A GREAT SHOW TODAY, COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO BERNIE MAC, NOT A DISRESPECT TO ISAAC'S UNTIMELY DEATH, BUT IN REVERENCE TO HIS FRIEND. ROD ALWAYS FOCUSES ON MUSIC AND ISAAC'S PASSING IS MORE TO HIS CONTENT, WHILE BERNIE MAC, WHILE EQUALLY TRAGIC, HAPPENED DAYS AGO AND WOULD HAVE SEEMED LATE AND OUT OF SORTS.

I AM JUST LAUGHING, WITH SOMBER TEARS, AT THE RIDICULOUS LEVEL OF HATERADE THAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DRINK ON THIS PAGE. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE BROTHER, WHEN LEAVE...QUIETLY. WE ARE READING HERE.

LOVE.

ATL Kid

Preach on reverend!
Everything you said was 100% on target.

Fred

I'm not trying to be nit-picky but Bernie passed away on Saturday, just two days ago while Isaac Hayes died just yesterday. Two prominent black successful legends in their own right were taken from us. In addition, both these men worked together in a movie that is coming out in the fall titled "Soul Men".

Rest in Peace Bernie and Isaac...we'll miss you. :(

Fred

Rod, I didn't mean any disrespect. :)

ROD MC

Fred, let me apologize.

That came out wrong. You probably didn't realize that I took a few days off. Several people have been sniping at the story content, but you were not. Your original comments stands as is. Sorry and thanks.

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