Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul (1969)

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    • Isaac Hayes – walk on by
    • 1. walk on by
    • 2. hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
    • 3. one woman
    • 4. by the time i get to phoenix

    Backed by The Bar-Kays and featuring epic versions of "Walk On By" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Awesome!

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    • – I Ain't Never
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      Father Herrera And The Trio EspJazz Goes To Church (1968)Enterprise

      Jazz is the preacher! Surreal jazz and sermon style! Check it out - groovy version of 'So What'!.

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      Frank WessFlute Of The Loom (1973)Enterprise

      Recorded at Muscle Shoals, Alabama!

      • – Get On Board (The Train Is Coming)
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                  Named by MOJO as one of the 100 cult heroes of all time, this is a lovingly curated compilation" THE INDEPENDENT

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                  • Jackie Mittoo – Get Up And Get It
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