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Black Moses (Dlx) (Dig) (Rpkg)
Isaac Hayes
Black Moses (Dlx) (Dig) (Rpkg)
Genres: Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2

Isaac Hayes' landmark 1971 double disc set is now reintroduced with completely restored album packaging, expanded liner notes, rare photographs, and digitally remastered sound.


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All Artists: Isaac Hayes
Title: Black Moses (Dlx) (Dig) (Rpkg)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Stax
Release Date: 2/24/2009
Album Type: Deluxe Edition
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 888072312388


Album Description
Isaac Hayes' landmark 1971 double disc set is now reintroduced with completely restored album packaging, expanded liner notes, rare photographs, and digitally remastered sound.

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Another Early 70's Issac Hayes Masterpiece Wonderfully Remas
MUZIK4THAPEOPLE!! | Orlando, FL | 07/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very close second (in my book) only to his
classic & iconic 1969 breakthrough "Hot Buttered Soul" in
the great Issac Hayes catalogue of 1969-1973 brilliant
soul/funk masterworks which were highly influential game-changers
in the scope and production of black music of that time.
Of course their influence goes beyond just black music or
the times in which they were produced.
Issac Hayes was pure genius at taking songs which were popular
in their day by other artists and totally transforming them into
something that was uniquely his own creation!
Just like "Hot Buttered Soul", this amazing 2-disc set abounds
with epic & lush orchestration, raw & flat-footed funky rhythm
arrangements that will have you making the "funk face", bobbin'
your head and haunchin' your shoulders along to the groove!
Also, there is the deep sensuality & longing that Issac's music
was known for and he communicated so well through his silky
but resonant baritone with that southern drawl that drove the
black women of that time wild!--The black men of that time
admired him for what he represented.

Issac Hayes--from his "look" with that bald head,
the gold chains which symbolized the new post-civil rights
black man & woman breaking free of the chains that had once
bound their ancestors and "washing them gold" if you will,
with a new spirit of expansiveness, upward mobility, education,
pride, self-motivation, fully utilizing the freedoms &
opportunities which were then newly available to them!
That is what that generation of young blacks were about,
and he seemed to be the living & breathing embodiment of
that for them! Many felt he was like a beacon to them of
what could be possible for you if you were young, gifted,
black, proud and self-determined!
Hence the nickname that was bestowed on him, which became
the title of this seminal album....BLACK MOSES!!
Issac Hayes was indeed a MOVEMENT, a STATE OF MIND in the early 70's!

Just like the preceeding albums from this period, Issac Hayes
shows how adept he is as a producer, arranger and vocalist
who had the ability to not only transform the music works of
others, but he could create his own original musical statements
as well which had similar impact of his listeners.
Brother Ike was known for his long verbal tales (or "Raps")
which set up the theme of a particular song, building it to a
climax of brilliant musicianship, peppy horn lines, lush strings,
lilting woodwinds, and afro & dashiki-wearing female vocal sirens
which supplied the harmonic oohs and ahhhs or call & response
to what the Black Moses was puttin' down! (-:
This whole album is amazing from start to finish and contrary
to what some of the other reviewers have said, the new remastering
and repackaging is fantastic! I don't know what kind of system
they're listening to it on, but on my BOSE WAVE Surround Sound System
in my home, as well as the system in my cars, this sounds amazing!
As far as the repackaging, they were able to recreate (in miniature)
the 4-sleeve cross-like opening jacket with Black Moses standing
there, with his arms extended outward, wearing sparkling sunglasses
and a biblical-looking robe as he led the children & grandchildren of
former slaves and sharecroppers to a new "promised land" of
black upward mobility in the 70's and beyond!!---Yes, I know it's
a grandiose, somewhat knaive and ego-driven vision to 2010 sensibilities,
but you have to consider...this was 1971.
The future indeed seemed bright and limitless for black america
at that time!--Blacks were on TV more than in any previous decade,
they were owning their own companies, breaking down barriers
culturally and otherwise and being portrayed in a positive light
for a change, instead of as mammies, butlers, bug-eyed fools,
criminals, etc., and people like Don Cornelius, Quincy Jones,
Issac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and others
were showing & proving that there was indeed a place for us at the
big table where the American pie was being divided up and we could
have our share too! (-:

Bottomline, this is an amazing album filled with classic material,
and if you weren't hip to it before, then this your chance to
get hip now! Issac Hayes was a bad kat in the world of music
and broke down many doors in entertainment long before he became
known as "CHEF" to the Southpark Generation! (-:

The highlights are: "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Ike's Rap II /
Help Me Love", "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Nothing Takes The
Place Of You", "Man's Temptation", "Your Love Is So Doggone Good"
"(They Long To Be) Close To You" and others.

Rest In Peace Issac Hayes aka The Black Moses (1942-2008)"
Isaac Hayes - Black Moses
Ka Isaac | Johannesburg, South Africa | 06/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am amazed with your speedy delivery, I was sceptic at first but must say the CD is of world class and your service out of this world. Thank you, may you keep the good work up.Black Moses"
Black Moses A Religious Experience
Brian J. Flax | Oakland Ca | 07/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 1st time i heard this album was on a 8-track.. My Mother had given me some 8-track albums cause she didnt want them anymore and i just happened to pick up the Black Moses LP

My aunt had a 8-track player in her car so i listened and from the first notes i was sold.

Most Artist's are lucky to get 1 album to go #1 But by 1971 After not to long ago releasing The Shaft Soundtrack(which was still on the charts) Isaac was at #1 on the R&B charts again with "Black Moses" 2 albums going #1 in the same year.

Every song on the album has hit potential where as some albums today have 1 or 2 songs that are hits and the rest are fillers.

Its hard to choose a favorite because Ike makes every song his own but if i had to choose id say

The Burt Bacharach/Hal David Classic "Close To You" to Jerry Butlers "Never Gonna Give You Up" ... from the Curtis Mayfield Written "A Mans Temtation" Originally a hit for Chicago Soul Singer Gene Chandler to Kris Kristofferson's Country Classic "For The Good Times" which became Country Soul In Isaac's Hands.

Then there is "Never Can Say Goodbye" which was a previously released single without an album home until The Black Moses LP came along. and the original "Good Love" writen by Ike and one of his trumpet players Mickey Gregory.

Long before Luther made his classic rendition of "Going In Circles" Originally a hit for "The Friends Of Distinction" Isaac took his shot at it and passed with flying colors.

This song shows a rare occurance of Isaac rising into his falsetto range with ease.

Although he had established himself as a deep throated baritone..quit as it was kept Ike had a peircing falsetto that was out of this world. for further reference to this fact you can listen to his self written song The 11 min "Im Gonna Make It With Out You" from his hit album "Joy".. as the song is fading out Ike repeats the phrase " Im Gonna Make It" 3 times before blowing you away with his falsetto on the 4th time.

This album shows a top artist in top form and verified Ike as a well rounded artist.

Not only could he make hits with his self created material as he previously did on the Shaft Soundtrack and as he would do again 2 years later in 1973 with the relase of his album "Joy" and once again in 1975 with the Relase of his album "Chocolate Chip"

But he could dig deep into the songs of others and make their songs his own and make them hits.