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Tag: Isaac Hayes

"In the Twilight Zone"
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Stax: “In the Twilight Zone”

Dave Thompson points out in his 2001 history of Funk — “The [Isaac] Hayes/[David] Porter team was responsible for hits across the Stax spectrum, including Carla Thomas’s ‘B-A-B-Y,’ Sam & Dave’s ‘Hold On! I’m a Comin” and ‘Soul Man,’ Ruby Johnson’s ‘I’ll Run Your Hurt Away,’ and The Astors‘ ‘In the Twilight

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"Stomp"
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“Stomp”: First Recording of a Clavinet?

Someone posted a short list of “clavinet-fueled songs” that, of course, included “Up on Cripple Creek” by The Band.  One commenter quibbled that the song should have been #1 on the list, “not only because it is better but because it was first” – but was it? The Clavinet is

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