Isaac Hayes

I’m not doing a Friday music this week (GenCon), but I wanted to mark the passing of Mr. Hayes.

I’m sure that most folks will talk about “the Theme from Shaft” or his work as Chef on South Park, but I wanted to post what I consider his most brilliant bit of work. After hearing this for the first time, it became the definitive version of the song for me, eclipsing Dionne Warwicks more-famous (and far less dark) version:

Isaac Hayes – “Walk On By.”

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