RIP Isaac Hayes
In March 2006, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hayes at SXSW for the Stax anniversary/revue that was being put together with Booker T. and the MG's, William Bell and Eddie Floyd. He had already suffered a stroke then so he was a little weakened but he still had a lot of enthusiasm for his music. I asked him what he thought the difference was between Motown and Stax. "Well, I like to quote Rufus Thomas about that," he said. "If you're South of the Mason-Dixon line, then your ass is mine!"