Something that is old Thursdays: Isaac Hayes – Theme from ‘Shaft’ (1971)

‘I played this to my six-year-old son, now he has a moustache,’ reads one YouTube comment, summing up nicely the essence of the era in which Isaac Hayes’ Theme from Shaft was released. For the most part the song is one big breakdown, combining a scatty-jazz structure with this forever-building sense of sexiness that finally escalates into the track’s iconic call and response lyrics. If … Continue reading Something that is old Thursdays: Isaac Hayes – Theme from ‘Shaft’ (1971)