Strange as it may seem today to write this, I believe it is true. I’m really not sure what I would have become if I didn’t hear Isaac Hayes in my late teens – something else, for sure. I was obsessed with Hot Buttered Soul for many years and the first song of mine ever played on the radio – The Power of Love – was titled from a line in Ike’s rap in By the time I get to Phoenix. Hayes was a bona fide genius in my book and if you don’t get shivers from the guitar riff that starts Walk On By, well, you probably don’t like Hank Williams either.
Publication date: 11/08/08