I’d always loved strings. When I was in high school and saw strings playing on stage, an orchestra or a symphony, all those bows moving at the same time… wow.
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I first heard African drum rhythms and chants at the movies. Then, when I had the opportunity to go to Africa and visit the villages, I heard the real, raw, true rhythms and realised the origins of the old Negro spirituals I grew up with in the South.
I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.
I influence people, hopefully on the positive side.
A certain administration which I won’t call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that’s the birth of hip-hop.
Know the business, learn the business, own something.
Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it’s because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
|Birth:||20th August, 1942|
|Death:||10th August, 2008|
|Profession:||Actor, Lyricist, Musician, Producer|
Isaac Lee Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others.
Today's Anniversary - 1st June
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- 1968 - Mathias Rust
- 1950 - Tim Bishop
- 1944 - Robert Powell
- 1964 - Alan Lewis
- 1873 - Joseph Howe
- 1925 - Thomas R. Marshall
- 1940 - Alfred Loisy
- 1616 - Tokugawa Ieyasu
- 1927 - Lizzie Andrew Borden
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