Isaac Hayes - Black Moses


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Released in 1971, Black Moses was Isaac Hayes’ fifth album to be released in a little over two years, and is arguably his crowning achievement. The multi-instrumental singer/songwriter and producer had been a central figure in the Memphis soul music revolution of the mid-'60s. Along with Booker T. & the MG's, Hayes wrote and performed on more Stax sides than any other single artist. 

Black Moses was recorded between March and October 1971, in the middle of the period when Hayes recorded the Shaft soundtrack. Black Moses, like most of the music on Hayes’ first three solo albums, is made up of cover versions, among them Side One, Track Two, the monumental rendition of Burt Bacharachand Hal David’s “(They Long to Be) Close To You.” The song had been Carpenters’ first No. 1 record a year or so before, and, in typical Ike fashion, he takes it and turns it on its head.

Heavyweight double vinyl produced by Stax Records / Concord Music Group. This edition is not the gatefold fold-out sleeve. Lacquers cut at Well Made Music.


1. Never Can Say Goodbye
2. (They Long to Be) Close to You
3. Nothing Takes the Place of You
4. Mans Temptation
5. Never Gonna Give You Up
6. Medley: Ikes Rap II / Help Me Love
7. Need to Belong to Someone
8. Good Love 6-9-9-6-9
9. Medley: Ikes Rap III / Your Love Is So Doggone Good
10. For the Good Times
11. I'll Never Fall in Love Again
12. Part-Time Love
13. Medley: Ikes Rap IV / a Brand New Me
14. Going in Circles

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