ISAAC HAYES Hot Buttered Soul (1969) – 40th Anniversary Edition

Hot Buttered Soul (YEAR)
40th Anniversary Of An Influential Soul Classic

Here’s another uploaded post with no text to go along with it. This is the 4oth Anniversary Edition of Hot Buttered Soul, though… the bonus tracks are skimpy, just two single/radio edits. But the album, a slow, cinematic re-envisioning of the possibilities of soul music – with a 12 minute “Walk On By” and an 18 minute “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” – is a unique beast. That’s the amazing Bar-Kays providing the background for Hayes’ expanded workouts. AMG gives it 5 stars.  Amazon.

Walk On By (12:01)
Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic (9:37)
One Woman (5:10)
By The Time I Get To Phoenix (18:41)
Walk On By (Single Edit) (4:26) – Bonus Track
By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Single Edit) (6:46) – Bonus Track


  • 1
    December 6, 2011 - 11:42 | Permalink

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  • 2
    December 6, 2011 - 15:13 | Permalink

    Issac Hayes – - knew of his name – knew he co-wrote more than a good many of the great Stax hits that I grew up listening to – - Sam & Dave, to state one of the many performers who made Porter-Hayes a name to remember. Then – and I hate to admit it was, ouch, let’s say a while ago heard him covering “,,,Phoenix” and thought that was something he’s covering this song – - and, naturally, purchased the album – and that made me cognizant of the fact that “Ike” was covering another song-writer – so, in addition to this recording, this album was one that started me searching for Jimmy Webb recordings. After “Hot Buttered Soul” – there were a few more releases – I think Haye’s “Ellie’s Love Theme” from “Shaft” is well worth a listen – and if you don’t like it…, well you can just “Shut Your Mouth”. I thought it said a lot that a well known songwriter was doing covers – and doing them his way.
    Thanks – Willard – as always for your suggestions.
    All the best

    • 3
      December 6, 2011 - 15:37 | Permalink

      Thanks for the assessment. Nearly twenty minute tracks were not the norm for anybody, much less soul artists. Ike had some balls, that’s for sure.

  • 4
    December 6, 2011 - 18:45 | Permalink

    Thank you Willard. This is indeed a five star record.

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    December 6, 2011 - 20:06 | Permalink

    Thanks for this one. I had the LP way back in the day – it was one of the coolest soul records around.
    Regards, Dave.

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    December 7, 2011 - 15:42 | Permalink

    I pressed play – and immediately recognized “Walk On By” as the sample used by Hooverphonic in “2 Wicky”, the lead track on the “Stealing Beauty” soundtrack.

    Always fun when that happens.

    Thanks for sharing!

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      December 7, 2011 - 16:31 | Permalink

      Didn’t think of that one.

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