Isaak haeys - Theme from Shaft

First performance: 18/10/1974


Bruce used the song 194 times as a snippet:
As part of Rosalita / American Land / Mary's Place 
2009-11-22 HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
2009-11-20 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
2009-11-18 Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
2009-11-15 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
2009-11-13 Palace Of Auburn Hills (The), Auburn Hills, MI
2009-11-10 Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
2009-11-08 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2009-11-07 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
2009-10-25 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
2009-10-20 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-10-19 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-10-14 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-10-13 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-10-09 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-10-08 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-10-03 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-10-02 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-09-30 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-09-21 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
2009-09-20 United Center, Chicago, IL
2009-09-16 BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
2009-09-13 BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
2009-09-12 Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
2009-08-25 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009-08-23 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
2009-08-22 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
2009-08-19 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
2009-08-02 Auditorio Monte Do Gozo, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
2009-08-01 Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
2009-07-30 Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
2009-07-28 Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
2009-07-26 Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain
2009-07-23 Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy
2009-07-21 Stadio Olimpico, Turin, Italy
2009-07-19 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
2009-07-16 Les Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
2009-07-14 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
2009-07-12 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2009-07-11 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2009-07-08 MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark
2009-07-05 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
2009-07-03 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
2009-07-02 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
2009-06-30 Stade De Suisse, Bern, Switzerland
2009-06-28 Hyde Park, London, England (Evening)
2009-06-27 Worthy Farm, Pilton, England (Evening)
2009-06-13 Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN
2009-06-10 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2009-06-09 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2009-06-07 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-06-05 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-06-04 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-06-02 Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland
2009-05-30 Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands
2009-05-23 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-05-21 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-05-19 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
2009-05-18 Verizon Center, Washington, DC
2009-05-15 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
2009-05-14 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
2009-05-12 United Center, Chicago, IL
2009-05-11 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
2009-05-08 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
2009-05-07 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
2009-05-05 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
2009-05-04 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
2009-04-29 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-04-28 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
2009-04-24 XL Center, Hartford, CT
2009-04-15 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
2009-04-05 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
2003-03-25 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
1977-03-25 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1977-03-24 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1977-03-23 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1977-03-22 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1977-03-19 Central Maine Youth Center, Lewiston, ME
1977-03-18 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
1977-03-15 Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
1977-03-14 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
1977-03-13 Towson Center, Towson, MD
1977-03-11 Gymnasium, Latrobe, PA
1977-03-10 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
1977-03-06 Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
1977-03-05 Jai Alai Fronton, Orlando, FL
1977-03-04 Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville, FL
1977-02-28 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
1977-02-23 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
1977-02-22 Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
1977-02-19 St. Paul Civic Center Theatre, St. Paul, MN
1977-02-15 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI
1977-02-13 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
1977-02-08 Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
1977-02-07 Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
1976-11-04 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-11-03 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-11-02 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-10-30 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-10-29 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-10-28 Palladium, New York City, NY
1976-10-27 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1976-10-25 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1976-10-18 McDonough Arena, Washington, DC
1976-10-17 McDonough Arena, Washington, DC
1976-10-16 William & Mary Hall, Williamsburg, VA
1976-10-13 Wilkins Theatre, Union, NJ
1976-10-12 Rutgers Gym, New Brunswick, NJ
1976-10-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
1976-10-05 Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
1976-10-02 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
1976-09-30 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
1976-09-29 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
1976-09-26 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
1976-08-22 Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
1976-08-21 Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
1976-08-07 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1976-08-06 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1976-08-05 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1976-08-03 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1976-08-02 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
1976-05-27 Eisenhower Hall Auditorium, West Point, NY
1976-05-13 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
1976-05-10 Municipal Auditorium Theater, Mobile, AL
1976-04-29 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
1976-04-13 Rec Hall, University Park, PA
1976-04-10 Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT
1976-04-09 Reid Athletic Center, Hamilton, NY
1976-04-07 Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OH
1976-04-05 Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
1976-04-04 MSU Auditorium, East Lansing, MI
1976-03-28 Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
1975-12-31 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-30 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-28 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-27 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-21 Seneca Field House, Toronto, ON
1975-12-17 Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
1975-12-16 Laker Hall Gym, Oswego, NY
1975-12-12 Post Dome, Greenvale, NY
1975-12-11 Walsh Auditorium, South Orange, NJ
1975-12-05 McDonough Arena, Washington, DC
1975-12-03 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1975-12-02 Music Hall, Boston, MA
1975-11-24 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
1975-11-23 Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1975-11-21 Stockholms Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
1975-11-18 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
1975-11-10 Jai Alai Fronton, Tampa, FL
1975-11-06 Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, AZ
1975-10-26 Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA
1975-10-19 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA
1975-10-18 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Late)
1975-10-18 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Early)
1975-10-17 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Late)
1975-10-17 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA (Early)
1975-10-11 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ (Late)
1975-10-04 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI
1975-10-02 Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
1975-09-28 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
1975-09-27 Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, MO
1975-09-26 Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA
1975-09-23 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
1975-09-16 Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
1975-09-13 Music Hall, Houston, TX
1975-09-12 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
1975-09-06 Theatre Of Performing Arts, New Orleans, LA
1975-08-23 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-16 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-15 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-14 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Early)
1975-08-13 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-08 Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
1975-08-01 Mosque (The), Richmond, VA
1975-07-28 Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC
1975-07-26 Keystone Hall, Kutztown, PA
1975-07-25 Keystone Hall, Kutztown, PA
1975-07-23 Music Inn, Lenox, MA
1975-07-22 Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NY
1975-07-20 Palace Concert Theater, Providence, RI
1975-03-08 DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
1975-03-07 Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD
1975-02-23 Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY
1975-02-06 Widener Field House, Chester, PA
1975-02-05 Main Point (The), Bryn Mawr, PA
1974-12-08 Burlington Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT
1974-12-07 Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NY
1974-12-06 State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
1974-11-29 War Memorial, Trenton, NJ
1974-11-23 Mainstage Auditorium, Salem, MA
1974-11-01 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1974-10-26 Julia Sanderson Theater, Springfield, MA
1974-10-18 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ 


"Theme from Shaft", written and recorded by Isaac Hayes in 1971, is the soul and funk-styled theme song to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, Shaft. The theme was released as a single (shortened and edited from the longer album version) two months after the movie's soundtrack by Stax Records' Enterprise label. The song is considered by some to be one of the first disco songs. The following year, "Theme from Shaft" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, with Hayes becoming the first African American to win that honor (or any Academy Award in a non-acting category), as well as the first recipient of the award to both write and perform the winning song. Hayes told Mojo in 1995:

"The opening sixteenth-note hi-hat ride pattern, played by Willie Hall, was drawn from a break on Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness", a Stax record on which Hayes had played." 

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