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Monday, Feb. 25, 2008

Hot Buttered Impresario

Isaac Hayes released his first album in 1967, but when Hot Buttered Soul hit the charts he made his indelible impression on popular music. In 1972, the singer and songwriter, became the first African-American composer to win an Academy Award, for the Shaft soundtrack. He was the creative grist behind Otis Redding and Sam & Dave, including co-authoring “Soul Man.” Hayes, 65, has emerged as an actor, radio celebrity and restaurateur, triple talents he combined in his role as Chef on “South Park.”