Label: STAX - 68.701 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold • Country: France • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen • Style: Soul-Jazz, Soundtrack, Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk
The album mostly consists of instrumentals composed by Early Sunday Morning - Isaac Hayes - Shaft as score for the film.
A commercial and critical Early Sunday Morning - Isaac Hayes - Shaft , Shaft is Hayes' best-known work and the best-selling LP ever released on a Stax label. Inthe album was added Reflections - Diana Ross - An Evening With Diana Ross the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
Hayes initially became involved with Shaft in hopes of having director Gordon Parks cast him in the title role, but was not aware that Richard Roundtree had already been cast as John Shaft. While the film was still in production, Parks sent Hayes raw footage of some of the film's scenes, and Hayes wrote three pieces for the scenes: "Theme from Shaft " for the opening title sequence, "Soulsville" for a scene in which Shaft walks through Harlem, and "Ellie's Love Theme" for a love scene. Pleased with the results, MGM hired Hayes to compose the rest of the score, and the musician spent two months working between tour dates on the score at the MGM studio.
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