Isaac Hayes – Truck Turner

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The great thing about a Fleamarket / Carboot is the unexpected.

I have a large amount of vinyl music , but I would never have dreamed of adding this album to my collection unless I found it for less than $2 stuck between a horror selection of James Last and budget Classical albums , which I did.

What a tremendous (double) album this is.

Ok,some of the titles have that “Shaft” sound, but what is wrong with that ? I could happily listen/dance to 70s wah-wah guitars and a funky beats all night long.

The production is meaty, the musicians are in top form,and there is soul and passion in the playing throughout, not one duff tune or filler.

Some of the slower instrumental titles are absolutely beautiful,they almost bring a tear to my eye – great basslines and instrumental sounds that you only hear in original from this era. A samplers dream.

Issac only sings on a couple of tracks, but what a voice he has – you can hear that Bowie was influenced by his style on “A House full of Girls”.

My copy is tatty and pops and crackles between tracks, but this is part of the glory, the sound is so full you cannot hear it during the songs anyway.

I salute the person who bought this album back in they day, they obviously listened to it a lot.

Rating 9 out of 10.

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