He was Black Moses. Truck Turner. The Duke of New York. Chef.
I’m still in shock. He was such an iconic force in soul music in the 1970s. Hot Buttered Soul, Hayes’ brilliant 1969 release is a life-changer…
I don’t know what to say. It’s just sad, sad, sad news.
Anyway, here are three clips honoring the great man. The first one is one of my favorite scenes from Jonathan Kaplan’s 1974 “blaxploitation” film Truck Turner. The second one is from John Carpenter’s 1981 film Escape from New York, showing Isaac as the Duke of NY entering the film in supreme style. And the third is the song “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic” from the album Hot Buttered Soul.