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Isaac Hayes

Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an actor, soul singer, Academy Award- winning songwriter, musician, and arranger. He voiced the character “Chef”, a singing ladies' man and elementary school cook, on the animated sitcom South Park.

In 1972, Hayes won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the film Shaft. Hayes became the first African American to win an Academy Award in a non-acting category. After Hattie McDaniel, James Baskett and Sidney Poitier, he became only the fourth performer of African descent to ever receive an Academy Award. He was also nominated in the Best Original Score category (for Shaft) as well.

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The Very Best Of...
Stax
2007
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Can You Dig It?
Can You Dig It?
Fantasy Jazz
2005
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Isaac Hayes at Wattstax
Isaac Hayes at...
Fantasy Jazz
2003
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Theme From Shaft /...
Stax
1993
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Greatest Hit Singles
Stax
1991
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Showdown
Stax
1988
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