Kidz Rock! Inc. would like to wish a very happy birthday to Isaac Hayes (1942-2008), an American songwriter, musician, singer,actor, and voice actor.
Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s.
During the late 1960s, Isaac Hayes also began recording music and he had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures. He is well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For the “Theme from Shaft”, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972.
He also acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movie, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf “Gandy” Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974–1980). From 1997 to 2005, he lent his distinctive, deep voice to the character “Chef” on the animated TV series South Park.
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Kids who study music:
- Learn discipline, how to set goals, and how to work towards attaining those goals
- Are less likely to do drugs and get into trouble
- Are more likely to go to college and get good jobs once they have completed their studies
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- Helps kids succeed in school, society, and everyday life
- Helps kids study better, communicate better, and even think better
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