TV One’s award-winning music series “‘Unsung,” kicks off at 10 p.m. EST tonight, honoring the one and only Issac Hayes. Hayes, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, was an American songwriter, musician, singer, actor and voice-over actor, who served both as an in-house songwriter and record producer, alongside his partner, David Porter, during the mid-1960s at Stax Records.
Hayes, aka “Black Moses” is remembered for his creative influence to Southern soul as well as the art of romantic seduction through song. He was a creative mastermind who rose from poverty to become one of the original driving forces in popular music throughout the ’70s, co-writing classic hits like “Hold On I’m Comin’ ” and “Soul Man,” which has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Tune in tonight as TV One along with those closest to Hayes; his family members, lifelong friends and fellow musicians tell the unsung story of this American icon.