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Isaac Hayes

Firestone St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 10' 28.677648", -90° 1' 50.589624"
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Known as “Black Moses” after his album of the same
name, Isaac Hayes was born 20 August 1942, in Covington, Tennessee. A
graduate of Manassas High School, he co-wrote over 200 songs with David
Porter, including the soul classics: “B-A-B-Y”, “Hold On, I'm coming”,
“Soul Man”, and “I Thank You” for Stax Record Company, in Memphis. His
recording of the “Theme from Shaft” won an Oscar and three Grammy Awards.
While with Stax he achieved worldwide fame. Hayes' career as an actor
includes featured roles in movies and television.

In the 1970s Hayes was a multiple gold and platinum-selling recording star. His recording of Shaft won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and three Grammy awards. He wrote or co-wrote over 200 songs for Stax Records including Hold On, I'm Coming and Soul Man. His career included acting roles in movies and on television. Hayes was born in 1942 in Covington, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis, graduating from Manassas High School in 1962.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Isaac Hayes Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map