Released: 1 September 2008
In his 48 historic years in entertainment, Isaac Hayes, released 9 top 40 UK albums over a period of ten years, was the only King on earth to have won an Oscar, Bafta and Grammy awards and appeared in over 30 different films.
Whether you were a fan of his music, movie roles or animated characters, there is no taking away from the greatness that was Isaac Hayes. From his landmark album, Hot Buttered Soul in 1969, or the 1971 release of Shaft, right through to his later work like the 1998, Blue Brothers 2000 Movie Soundtrack and also his number 1 UK hit single Chocolate Salty Balls this man was a soul legend. In the last decade alone, Hayes' work has gone on to be sampled nearly 200 times (officially, that is), on recordings by (among others) Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Destiny's Child, Tricky, Mase. Portishead, Yo-To, and the late TuPac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.
This competition is now closed. The winners are as follow:
Helen Burrow, Lancaster, LA2
Jacob Thorne, London, W14
Anthony Martin, Wigtownshire, DG9
Kirsty Heathcote, Derby, DE24
Kathryn Casbolt, Kent, TN16