- Created: Wednesday, 19 August 2015 20:08
- Written by Shauna
Anniversary Release ("Shaft" Patter) and Annual Anniversary SALE!
The “Theme from Shaft” was written and recorded by Isaac Hayes in 1971 as the theme music for the new MGM film. It was never intended to be released as a single, but it became so popular that a shortened and edited version was created and released two months after the movie soundtrack. It charted in multiple genres (Soul Singles/Easy Listening/etc) as well as capturing the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1971.
Remember when I left Vic and Jimmy unsupervised in the studio and they made a beautiful patter out of “Spanish Eyes?” Vic came home to tell me he’d heard another song that would make a great patter. “Theme from Shaft!” I wasn't familiar with the track, so I gave it a quick listen and completely agreed! It had a seriously cool groove.
So, the next time Vic was in the studio to do some work with Jimmy for New Beat…I jokingly said, “If you have time, knock out a patter for Shaft.” Once again, I woke up the next morning to a completed track in the DropBox. “Shaft” is as cool as “Spanish Eyes” is beautiful. I did a little google search and here’s the most interesting thing I discovered about Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft.” It is considered by some to be one of the first disco songs!!! Disco in 1971. Who knew?
CHIC4059(4000 series identifies patters and hoedowns) is a different kind of patter with a laid-back, seriously cool groove.
To purchase, just head on over to the Chic Boutique for fast and easy mp3 downloads.
Introductory price is $7.50.
Click on the youtube link (to the left) for preview!
Now, about that Anniversary sale. Chic turns FOUR on August 22nd, and we are again celebrating our anniversary with a sale on music! Our inaugural release of "You're No Good" will be just $4.00 (we're four years old). Releases 2-40 will be just $5.00. Releases 41-50 will be $6.00, and 51-55 will be just $7.00. Sale will end at 11:59pm (Pacific time) on August 31st.) Don't miss this chance to pick up some seriously Chic music at some great prices!