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On April 3, 2001.

On April 3, 2001, “High Note” label released “Detour Ahead”, the seventh Randy Johnston album. It was recorded in January 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.


  • Randy Johnston– guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– organ
  • Byron Landham – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Johnson except where noted

  1. Blues for Edward G.
  2. The Triangle Pose
  3. A House Is Not a Home – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Two Step Snake
  7. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, John Frigo, Lou Carter
  8. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.


  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree