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Isaac Hayes June 3, 2009

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Day 3 of the singer/songwriter series brings us soul brother #1…Isaac Hayes.  Hayes was a voice of his generation with his soulful records of the 70s and later as the voice of Chef on South Park.  He also influced the hip-hop generation as many artists sampled his work.  Feel free to comment on your favorite tracks. And be sure to check out postings throughout the month.

Shaft

Walk On By

Top Ten Samples Tribute…ignore the DJ (lol)

Xtra Xtra: Black Oscar Gold February 16, 2009

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The 81st Annual Academy Awards will be televised on Feb. 22.  Keeping the Black History Month celebration going, here’s a list of African Americans who won the Oscar.  Tune in to see if Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) or Viola Davis (“Doubt”) will win for Best Supporting Actress.

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Halle Berry – 2001 – Best Actress, “Monster’s Ball”
Jamie Foxx – 2004 – Best Actor, “Ray”
Morgan Freeman – 2004 – Best Supporting Actor, “Million Dollar Baby”
Whoppi Goldberg – 1990 – Best Supporting Actress, “Ghost”
Cuba Gooding, Jr – 1996 – Best Supporting Actor, “Jerry Maguire”
Isaac Hayes – 1971 – Best Original Song, “Shaft Theme Song” from “Shaft”
Jennifer Hudson – 2008 – Best Supporting Actress, “Dreamgirls”
Quincy Jones – 1994 – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Hattie McDaniel – 1940 – Best Supporting Actress, “Gone With the Wind”
Sidney Poitier – 1958 – Best Actor, “Lillies of the Field”
Prince – 1984 – Best Original Song, “Purple Rain” from “Purple Rain”
Lionel Richie – 1986 – Best Original Song, “Say You, Say Me” from “White Nights”
Three 6 Mafia – 2006, Best Original Song, “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow”
Denzel Washington – 1990 – Best Supporting Actor, “Glory” & 2001 – Best Actor, “Training Day”
Forrest Whitaker – 2006 – Best Actor, “The Last King of Scotland”
Stevie Wonder – 1985 – Best Original Song, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” from “The Woman In Red”