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Hayes , Isaac - Do Your Thing

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The full 33-minute, unreleased, psychedelic funk jam session by Memphis rhythm kingpins the Bar-Kays, mixed directly from the original tapes. Contains bonus rhythm section instrumental and booklet detailing the history of this never-before-heard version of one of Isaac Hayes’ most famous songs by Hayes historian Bill Dahl. Hayes was already a cutting-edge funk master at Stax Records when he accepted the unprecedented assignment of creating a soundtrack for the 1971 action flick Shaft. At a time when R&B songs routinely timed out at three minutes and under, Hayes’ albums for Stax’s Enterprise imprint had been breaking new ground since 1969. His masterpiece Hot Buttered Soul consisted of only four tracks, two songs on The Isaac Hayes Movement clocked in at a hair under 12 minutes, and one selection on his …To Be Continued stretched to 15:33. But his epic “Do Your Thing,” one of the cornerstones of the two-LP Shaft soundtrack, outdid them all. Occupying nearly the entire last side of the set, it concluded after 19-and-a-half grooving minutes with the overdubbed sound of a needle scratching violently across a piece of vinyl. No one knew that jarring ending masked the existence of another 13 minutes of “Do Your Thing.” Consigned to the vaults, those improvisatory extensions—somewhere in between free-jazz and psychedelic rock—were seemingly destined never to be heard. Until now.

Release Date: 11/25/2016
Format: 12" Vinyl
Label: Now-Again Records
Quantity: 2500
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

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  1. Amazing Jam Session

    Posted by James Galvin on 4th Dec 2016

    Excellent listen, these guys popped into a studio with nothing and created a masterpiece. A Throwback to to late 60's & early 70's jam sessions that would produced many other songs. This set is definitely worth the time, although it's only 3 tracks it could have been a box set had they recorded more. Only downside is that the labels are on the wrong sides.

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