In late1969 the jazz world was changing. Alfred Lion, Blue Note’s guiding light, had retired and the label had been bought and its new owners were seeking a new direction. Miles Davis was busy working on his Bitches Brew album which was about to take jazz off in a rock direction. Others, like Donald Byrd, were beginning to explore a soul jazz route. Meanwhile in Memphis and Detroit, Isaac Hayes had released his seminal album, Hot Buttered Soul; in December 1969 it was No.1 on the jazz chart. Read the story behind this amazing album that made No.1 on the Billboard jazz chart at uDiscover.
Hot Buttered Soul No. 1 on the Jazz Charts