Isaac Hayes on Bari Sax leading the Stax horn section at Fame Studios

19 Jan




Thanks to soul music afficionado and performer Eli “Paperboy” Reed for sharing this excerpt from a French documentary called “Le Blues De Memphis” which has studio footage from Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Isaac Hayes is leading the five piece horn section around a conference table before tracking live, 5 horns to a microphone – ISAAC ON BARI!!  He does a great gliss at the end of the part.  No wonder when I saw him in concert at Prospect Park 6 weeks before he passed I had to concede that his synth horns sounded pretty much as good as the real thing. A little research just led me to discover that Isaac Hayes first job at Stax was a sax player in The Mar-Keys. There’s also great footage here of Brook Benton and Booker T and the MGs tracking Time is Tight.  This kind of history lesson can move me to tears.  I love Stax. 



One Response to “Isaac Hayes on Bari Sax leading the Stax horn section at Fame Studios”

  1. richie1250 January 22, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Fuck, Brook Benton never sounded so good! You can really hear where Tom Jones is coming from right there, he always mentioned Brook benton as a fave…

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