|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Friday, August 15, 2008 |
( 8/15/2008 01:21:00 PM ) Bill S.
"CAUSE ONCE I'M STARTED, I CAN'T STOP!" I'm behind in acknowledging the recent death of soul great Isaac Hayes, but I've been playing a lot of his Stax work the past two days - the stuff he co-wrote with David Porter for Sam & Dave - since that's the material that hit my young ears first. "You Don't Know Like I Know," "Hold On! I'm A Comin,'" "Soul Man" and "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby." (That last's my personal fave.) Hayes would go on to make his name in a variety of ways: seventies era deep-voiced singer/songwriter, low-budget exploitation actor, the closest thing to an adult ever presented on South Park. But it's those early songs that linger with me in the middle of the night.