Isaac Hayes was one of those behind-the-scenes guys at the Memphis-based Stax Records in the 1960s. He co-wrote songs with David Porter for Sam (Moore) and Dave (Prater), Carla Thomas and others. He was a producer and session musician.
Some of their songs for Sam & Dave (LISTEN!):
You Don’t Know Like I Know
When Something Is Wrong with My Baby
Hold On I’m Comin
Hayes himself became a recording star, with his second album, almost out of commercial necessity. Continue reading Isaac Hayes would have been 70