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Also Known As: Died: August 10, 2008
Born: August 20, 1942 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Covington, Tennessee, USA Profession: Music ...
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1963:
As a struggling saxophone player joined Floyd Newman as sideman; co-wrote Newman's "Frog Stomp" at Stax; asked to join Stax staff
1965:
Wrote songs such as "Soul Man" and "Hold On! I'm Coming" for Sam and Dave
1969:
Released <i>Hot Buttered Soul</i> with Hayes' 19-minute version of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
1971:
Composed music for the soundtrack of "Shaft"; also appeared in a cameo role as the bartender
1972:
Appeared in "WattStax" documentary
1973:
Release of "Black Moses of Soul" documentary; "Shaft" TV series premiered
1974:
Acting debut, "These Tough Guys"
1979:
Moved to Georgia
1980:
After hiatus, contributed songs to "The Blues Brothers" and "One-Trick Pony"
1981:
Co-starred in "Escape From New York"
1988:
Back with 'blaxploitation' gang in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans
1993:
Co-starred in "Posse" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" on big screen and "Acting on Impulse" for Showtime
1994:
Played Angel in "It Could Happen to You"
1995:
Co-starred in "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"
1995:
Released instrumental album <i>Raw and Refined</i> and vocal <i>Branded</i>
1997:
Lent his voice to the role of Chef on the Comedy Central series "South Park"; quit the show in 2006, citing its 'inappropriate ridicule' of religion
2002:
Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame
2004:
Appeared in a recurring minor role as the Jaffa Tolok on the series "Stargate SG-1" (Sci Fi Channel)
2005:
Appeared opposite Terrence Howard in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow"

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