WPRB’s Rhythm of the One program returns to the airwaves every Wednesday at 5PM. To start things off DJ Matt will pay tribute to the late Isaac Hayes. Hayes, a groundbreaking soul and funk singer-songwriter, composer, and actor, passed away this past August at the age of 65.
Isaac Hayes was an interesting juxtaposition. Modeled as “The Black Moses”, Hayes was an early symbol of black power embodied in a tough virile exterior. But some of his most loved and successful songs were the lush love songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. We’ll explore the Bacharach/Hayes connection on this show, as well as feature other R&B artists doing Bacharach’s amazing songs.