RALPH´S CYCLES by m.joedicke on Flickr.

Ampex Magnetic Tape Recorder (Reel-to-Reel), 1965.

Mt Fuji from the lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi prefecture

Though Isaac Hayes didn’t release an album to bear his name until 1968’s Presenting Isaac Hayes, he was already pivotal in creating the Memphis & Southern soul sound of the 60’s as a songwriter and session player at Stax Records writing hits for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas and Mabel John. Hayes would find his biggest success as a solo artist starting with his 2nd album, 1969’s full of sex funk make out classic Hot Buttered Soul, which would the first of the US Top 10 album he had over the next 3 years, including winning an Oscar and three Grammys for the Shaft soundtrack in 1971. He would also appear in many movies such as the lead in the Blaxplotation classic Truck Turner. In the 90’s he was introduced to a newer generation fan via his role as Chef in South Park. Isaac Hayes was born on this day, August 20th, in 1942.

1978 Mitsubishi Mirage