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Hot Buttered Soul Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (6 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B0028NSE3M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,513 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Walk On By
2. Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic
3. One Woman
4. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
5. Walk On By
6. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

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BBC Review

Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Hot Buttered Soul was as revolutionary for soul music as anything by James Brown, Sly Stone or George Clinton. Although in-house Stax writer Hayes had recorded as solo artist before, this, his second album, reshaped the notion of what could be done with the long-playing format in a genre dominated by the three-minute single.

With its four tracks, Hayes extended his songs and created something completely new. Working with producer Al Bell and members of the Bar-Kays as his backing band, Hot Buttered Soul’s long instrumental passages simply revelled in their repetition.

It starts with a 12-minute version of Bacharach and David’s standard, Walk on By. Its sultry setting still sounds contemporary; a huge horn fanfare; fuzz guitar, subtly introduced vocals. When Hayes’s Hammond begins to dominate in its tenth minute, you are mesmerised by the groove.

With the statement, “I’m talking about the power of love now, I’m telling you what love can do” at the start of Jimmy Webb’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Hayes single-handedly launched the ‘love man’ genre that was soon to prevail; the roots of Barry White’s sensual symphonies and Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On can be traced right back to here.

Hayes strips Webb’s narrative down to its bare bones, spelling out the tale through his extended rap. His level of detail is breathtaking. He outlines what car the protagonist is driving, the songs that the couple would have sung between them. It’s eight-and-a-half minutes (and there’s still another ten to go!) before it finally breaks into the melody.

Of the album’s remaining 50%, the space and controlled aggression of the Hayes-penned Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic moves from deep soul to something approaching krautrock. It is only the relatively conventional One Woman that makes you remember you are listening to what is, nominally, an R&B record.

With a picture of Hayes’ bald head on the cover, Hot Buttered Soul really is one of the landmark soul albums. A huge commercial and critical success, it brought Hayes forever out of the backroom. Twenty years after its release, its languorous sound was still influencing; this time being sampled extensively for hip hop. Forty years on, it sounds as curiously charming and unsettling as ever. --Daryl Easlea

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE on 23 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I can remember well the first time I heard this album. Used to a diet of Soul from the more commercial end of the spectrum, this was the album that sent me on a journey to discover Soul and Funk in all its forms - and what an album!!

I cannot hear Ike's version of "Walk on By" without marvelling at the sheer audacity of the man - but I love it, the strings, the guitars, the slow build up (will he ever sing?) and then the gravelly vocal - epic stuff.

There' more - "...Phoenix" is the same but more so, and while "One Woman" is almost standard fare, Hyper..." was the forerunner of the funk workouts Ike would become famous for on "Shaft".

No. this is not for everyone, and there are better albums but Soul music would not be the same without it and I love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 30 July 2009
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Funky, soulful, romantic, groundbreaking and a very good listen. Just a few of the hyperbolic adjectives that spring to mind when thinking about this superb album.

This is an album of deeply funky soul. With the extended cuts and luscious orchestration, mixed with Hayes unique soulful vocals it feels like Stax soul meets prog rock. The 10-20 minute tracks never outstay their welcome though.

The standout is the opening 'Walk on by', a 12 minute epic that slowly builds annd builds, with Hayes almost teasing you as whether or not he's going to sing. The other tracks follow in a similar vein, long, laid back grooves.

Very much an album to played late at night, alone with that special someone.
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Along with seminal albums of the era by Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder and Al Green, this prime slice of Funk'd up SoulJazz by Isaac is an essential part of any study into the Black rhythms and sounds of the early 70s, providing a comfortable, grounded counterpoint to the more airborne efforts by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Donald Byrd and adding musical context to the more wordy-but-no-less-groovy efforts by Gil-Scott Heron. This is an album in the sense that we know an album to sound like in 2013, with all the benefit of the proceeding 40-odd years since to give us evidence of its value and influence. It's a 4 track collection of extended wig-outs on familiar themes, a nod to Jazz and the evolution happening in that genre, and provides many, long and uninterrupted sections of pure, unsignposted, eyes-closed-and-headz-nodding groove-heavy chill-out music, a template that was sped up and given a 90s rush 25yrs later and renamed Trip Hop, Downbeat/tempo and Balearic.
So what we have here is the album as meditational tool and technology of relaxation on the one hand, and on the other, a glimpse in time of a genre previously centered around the 3min single stretching out and making itself at home in our retro 70s lounges, propped up next to the leopard-skin wall hanging and lava lamp, and awaiting further use as trendy artifact of early90s turntablism and beat compiler.
No complete archive of Beat music should be without this Solid Gold album.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Russell Finch on 5 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is a classic landmark album, just read the other reviews on the previous CD editions to get more about the great music on this CD.

If you already have this album on a previous CD, you will want to know about the remastering - on the whole it's pretty good although this version is way more hissy than the previous CD I owned, it does have a much more upfront in-your-face sound and the drumkit is especially way clearer than before. However the track "hyperbolic....." has for some reason almost all been stuffed into the right channel (totally unlike this track on the original CD, or the other tracks on this remaster), the left channel is muffled to near-silence, and this sounds particularly bad through headphones. Something has gone badly wrong and I suggest you avoid this reissue until they fix the problem.

Big shame - the music is sensational but a big black mark against Stax's quality control for this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Atkinson on 11 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
This really is a landmark album in black music, whereby taking white MOR tunes and covering it for the soul movement was something that had never been done before. It also blazed a trail for the lush 70's soul movement that this album undoubtedly influenced. You'll probably be aware of the opening of Walk on By from the Wu Tang sample, but the epic, drawn out melodrama is nothing like Burt Bacharach intended. Hyperbolic... has the most lasciviously funky riff that no white person could ever pull off convincingly, while it's safe to say that during the 18 minutes of By the Time I Get To Phoenix, the couple could have patched up their differences, renewed their marriage vows and booked a dirty weekend with minutes to spare. A preposterously overblown epic, this is Isaac Hayes at his most wonderfully and excessive and every home should have a copy.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards VINE VOICE on 4 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I can remember well the first time I heard this album. Used to a diet of Soul from the more commercial end of the spectrum, this was the album that sent me on a journey to discover Soul and Funk in all its forms - and I never got to thank him!!

You have to remember that, 40 years ago, Soul albums to this point had usually consisted of 2 or 3 hit singles and a few other tracks that weren't considered commercial enough for single release. Ike changed all that with this, his second album for Stax, released as part of a 27 album blitz, designed to put Stax back on top after the death of Otis, and the loss of the back catalogue to Atlantic (both in '68).

The track selection probably didn't take too long, there are only 4 tracks after all, and the format had been established by Ike in his live shows, as he stretched out standards with raps and instrumental breaks, to take Soul places it had never been before. It was all a long way away from the gritty, sweaty Southern Soul Hayes had written with David Porter for Sam & Dave, among others, and which had earned him the right to do things his way.

I cannot hear Ike's version of "Walk on By" without marvelling at the sheer audacity of the man - but I love it, the strings, the guitars, the slow build up (will he ever sing?) and then the gravelly vocal - epic stuff. There's more - "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" is the same, but more so, and while "One Woman" is almost standard fare, Hyper..." was the forerunner of the funk workouts for which Ike would become famous on later albums.
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