Consider Shaft’s Old Man: a soul jazz soundtrack to an imaginary black 60s spy film that never was. Our third in a series of ongoing collaborations with Copenhagen based DJ/record collector Peer Schouten. Split into seven sections, use your ears to follow our hero through all manner of classic spy thriller motifs. And then some.

Download: Shaft’s Old Man: An Imaginary Soul Jazz Soundtrack – A Mixtape


1. Miles Davis – Générique

The Hero

2. Art Blakey – Secret Agent Man
3. Teddy Martin – No Wampum
4. Ernest Ranglin – Exodus
5. Grand Kallé & l’African Team – Guafarina
6. Connie Haines – On the Corner
7. Anthony ‘Rocky’ Ellis – Double Minded Man

The Girl

8. Stéphane Grappelli – Rolls (version 2)
9. All Star Orchestra with July Tan – Jauh Dari Mata
10. Boogaloo ‘Joe’ Jones – Games
11. Dorothy Ashby – Lonely Girl
12. The Viscounts – Harlem Nocturne
13. Stanley Turrentine – La Fiesta

Lost In The Jungle

14. Jungle Birds in Congo (recording)
15. Billy Larkin – Pygmy (Part 2)
16. Conjunto Miramar – Reina De Cumbias
17. The Graham Bond Organisation – Spanish Blues
18. Pedro Laza y Su Banda – Cumbia En El Monte
19. João Maria Tudela – Kanimambo

The Evil

20. Banda Ionica – Intro Espinita
21. Kelly Owen – Charlie’s Dance
22. Aksu Orkestrasi – Bermuda Seytan Üçgeni
23. Giuliano Sorgini – Strait Jacket
24. The Big Sound of Don Ralke – Zooba!

The Chase

25. Ganimian & His Orientals – Come With Me To The Casbah
26. Nai Bonnet – The seventh veil
27. Blue Mitchell – Collision in Black
28. Chris Barber’s Jazz Band – Morning Train
29. Classie Ballou – Classie’s Whip
30. Ray Barretto – Señor 007

Happy Ending

31. Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All-Stars – Misirlou
32. Ted Weems & Elmo Tanner (whistler) – Heartaches
33. Piero Umiliani – Lui E Lei
34. Grant Green – Besame Mucho
35. Cedric Im Brooks & David Madden – Soul brother
36. Art Blakey – Secret Agent Man

Previously: Chuck Berry On The Rocks: A Mixtape

18 Responses to “Shaft’s Old Man: An Imaginary Soul Jazz Soundtrack – A Mixtape”

  1. Amazing. Absolutely. Thank you for making my summer(s).


  3. Awesome, awesome. Also cannot be downloaded with Safari – but Chrome will do the trick.

  4. Hey, looks great, but the link seems to be down. Any chance of a re-up?

  5. Looks a real treat, but link is definitely down. Would be great to nab this one if it gets put up again.

  6. Almost on knees begging … Please re-up if you can, it looks fabulous!

  7. Any chance to re-up?

  8. Here’s another vote for a new link! I’m sorry to have missed this one.

  9. Yeah, really wanna download this. New link!


  11. This one looks amazing; please, re-up the link, would love to get a hold of this … and I promise to be more careful in the future! 🙂

  12. Damn, always missing these.
    Please please please re-up!

  13. Hi… would be great if you could re-up this fabulous mix!
    Thanks in advance und greetings from Germany!

  14. One more massively grateful thanks for all of your amazing mixtapes and a request to re-upload this mix, please!!

  15. This link seems to work https://twitter.com/aquadrunkard/status/619227238169448449

  16. re-up?

  17. Yes, please reup!

  18. Yeap! upload this beauty again! One of the best mixtapes ever

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