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


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. Joî£o Maria Tudela – Kanimambo

The Evil

20. Banda Ionica — Intro Espinita
21. Kelly Owen — Charlie’s Dance
22. Aksu Orkestrasi – Bermuda Seytan îœçgeni
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 – Seî±or 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 thoughts on “Shaft’s Old Man: An Imaginary Soul Jazz Soundtrack – A Mixtape

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

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

  3. 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! 🙂

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

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

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