Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and voice artist. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the music label , where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and , teaming with his partner during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter, along with , the , , and were inducted into the in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo , , and others. Hayes is also a 2002 inductee into the .
Isaac Hayes has been sampled over 200 times by various artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Destiny's Child, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., and Ice Cube.
Isaac Hayes, organ, piano, vibes, alto sax, etc.; MichaelToles and Charles Pitts, guitar; Lester Snell, keys;James Alexander, bass; Willie Hall, drums; GaryJones, percussion.