Isaac Hayes – Joy (1973/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Isaac Hayes – Joy (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:41 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Stax Records/Concord Music Group
Recorded: April – May, 1973

With seven massive number one records trailing in his wake, Isaac Hayes donned his stylin’, funky gold-chain link vest once again and capped 1973 with Joy, a set which might have proven the lucky-streak breaker — it missed the top spot by one place — but still waded into gold-record waters with ease. “Joy” itself, of course, was the album’s crowning glory, a gargantuan 15-minute piece which essentially devoured side one of the album (the accompanying “I Love You That’s All” is merely an afterthought). Heady, smoky, ubiquitous — an instrumental and vocal foray into the land of good grooves — it was sexy and sassy, with strings and innuendo stripped bare and smoothly built to lead anyone within earshot toward a classic climax. The song continued to impact via sampled revitalization from as far afield as TLC, Massive Attack, Eric B. & Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane. But don’t forget that Joy is an entire album, with Hayes continuing his silky vocal assault across a further three slow, simmering songs. The best, and perhaps most interesting, is the closing “I’m Gonna Make It (Without You).” Markedly un-steamy, the song finds Hayes trading in his come-ons, choosing instead to open up and lay himself down in the wake of a broken romance. It’s Joy’s most touching moment, equally on par with the opener. Indeed, with those two glorious bookends, this album becomes a must-have for any ’70s soul aficionado.

Tracklist:
1 Joy 15:58
2 I Love You That’s All 06:15
3 A Man Will Be A Man 07:23
4 The Feeling Keeps On Coming 06:52
5 I’m Gonna Make It (Without You) 11:13

Personnel:
Isaac Hayes – Keyboards, Vocals
The Isaac Hayes Movement – Rhythm
Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – Vocals (Background)

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