Joy
  • CAT # SCD-8530-25

    1. Joy 16:01
    2. I Love You That's All 6:17
    3. A Man Will Be A Man 7:23
    4. The Feeling Keeps On Coming 6:52
    5. I'm Gonna Make It (Without You) 11:11

Released in the fall of 1973, Joy is the most erotic of all Isaac Hayes albums. It was also his first non-soundtrack album to be made up entirely of original compositions. The title track, which runs nearly 16 minutes, is a mesmerizing masterpiece of strings and horns swirling and Hayes rapping seductively over a funky vamp--a style pioneered by Hayes that had a huge impact of the similarly symphonic soul sounds of Barry White. An edited version of the song rose to No. 7 on Billboard's r&b chart, while the album itself peaked at No. 16 on the magazine's list of best-selling pop LPs.

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