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December 23, 2014 Options
Giving you the Shaft
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Isaac Hayes  Theme From Shaft   Options b/w Cafe Regio's
(Stax/Enterprise 1971)
The Chosen Few  Shaft   Options Soul Power: Funky Kingston 2
(Trojan )
John & Ernest  Superfly Meets Shaft   Options b/w Problems
(Rainy Wednesday 1973)
Henryk Debich  Shaft Theme   Options String Beat
(Bureau B 2008)

Talkover Music:
Glenn Spearman's G-Force 
Almost Shaft   Options Let It Go
(Red Toucan 1994)

Art Jackson's Atrocity  Shaft in Afghanistan   Options Gout
(Columbia 1974 [not really])
The Bar-Kays  Son of Shaft   Options b/w Sang and Dance
(Volt 1971)
Cedric Im Brooks  Shaft   Options Studio One Funk
(Soul Jazz )
20th Century Steel Band  Theme From Shaft   Options Warm Heart Cold Steel
(Island 1975)
Esquires LTD  Theme From Shaft   Options Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay
(Numero Group )

Talkover Music:
Glenn Spearman's G-Force 
Almost Shaft   Options Let It Go
(Red Toucan 1994)

The Drive  Shaft   Options Performed live in Soweto
( ca. 1975)
Johnny Pate  Shaft in Africa (Addis)   Options Shaft in Africa (OST)
(MGM 1973)
Lloyd Charmers  Shaft   Options b/w Harry's Mood
(Pama Supreme 1971)
Malik Adouane  Shaft   Options The Orient Meets Funk Brothers & Soul Sisters
(EMI 2006)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:45pm glenn:

here's the answer video.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Orange taxicabs? Outrageous!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:52pm glenn:

orange and green, even.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:52pm Doug Schulkind:

George Barnes is playing on the stream right now!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:54pm glenn:

missed it.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:55pm glenn:

back the stream up.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Just like a shark, the stream can only move forward. That and it has huge honkin' teeth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/23/14 5:58pm Brian in UK:

Wild Halibut saying a brief hello.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:59pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Listening just for the halibut, Brian in UK?
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:00pm Jeff Golick:

Who's the DJ that won't cop out when there's danger all about?
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome welcome, ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:03pm Carmichael:

Back in Black! Well, actually tan Dockers. But that doesn't have the same ring to it ...
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Jeff Golick and Carmichael! Carmichael and Jeff Golick!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:04pm Jeff Golick:

This guitar riff brings me right back to semi-finished basements in my Massachusetts suburb, dancing around like an 8-yr-old lunatic.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

You mean last Wednesday morning, Jeff Golick?
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:07pm Doug Schulkind:

If you think of your Christmas tree as being like a "shaft," then Merry Christmas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:07pm Carmichael:

He's a complicated DJ, and no one understands him but his ... cat.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:09pm Jeff Golick:

...and this coming weekend, Doug!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:09pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Doug and all pimps, players, suckers, and their backers!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Shut your mow.....!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:12pm Carmichael:

I didn't know Shaft was left-handed.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:12pm listener james from westwood:

There's always room in my heart for one of these drop-in tracks.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:13pm Jeff Golick:

"Oh, well."
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

And now from... yes... Poland
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:16pm glenn:

Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

Think of all the poor suckahs who are missing this show.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:17pm listener james from westwood:

I pity the fools! (Then I point them to the archives.)
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:18pm glenn:

welp. off to shove grilled octopus into my maw. bye. merry xmas and all other decembery holidays.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:20pm listener james from westwood:

All this talk of suckers and glenn's actually dealing with some! Enjoy!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:21pm Doug Schulkind:

Octopus in boots, a Xmas eve eve tradition!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:21pm Jeff Golick:

Feast of the Seven Fishes, glenn?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:25pm northguineahills:

Is this Shaftopia?
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:26pm Doug Schulkind:

No, northguineahills. It's Shaftvana!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:27pm Jeff Golick:

Just me, or did Shaft start punching faster...
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Do you like the slow, medium or fast punch, Jeff Golick? This is a full-service program.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:30pm Carmichael:

Here is something about the Gout album:
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:30pm Joe McG:

Ah, there's the one I've been waiting for, Doug! Steel pan Shaft is my favorite!
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:31pm Jeff Golick:

This version wins the Shaft-off.

(I like medium.)
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, Joe McG!

That is all apocryphal. There are sound samples on the LP that come from well past 1974. It is a well-made hoax. Just don't know who made it.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

We'll stay on the Carib tip. This time, the Bahamas...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:38pm Carmichael:

I thunk as much, Doug. Now, I'm interested ....
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:39pm Jeff Golick:

This comment thread from D:O goes into a bit of detail re the Atrocity hoax (scroll down a ways):
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

This South African version of Shaft has been provided by the amazing Electric Jive blog as part of its "Office Party" mixtape for 2014. Here:
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Jesse Kaminsky is up next on the Drummer Stream with Kaminsky Kamoutsky. The show begins in 16 minutes. Playlist page here:
  Tue. 12/23/14 6:46pm Fredericks:

This is great stuff, right here.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Oh yeah, I have scoured the comments on that D:O Post many times. Some people have speculated (incorrectly, I believe) that the folks behind the Art Jackson's Atrocity LP are the same who created this record that I shared on the WFMU blog a while ago:

Welcome, Fredericks! See the link above to the South African blog where you can download this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:48pm davex:

Checking in late - looks like I've shafted myself.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

The amazing and wonderful Johnny Pate just turned 91 this month.

Ho ho ho, davex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:50pm Carmichael:

Doug, check out my avatar. Tampa Tribune, 7/31/87. No idea if its real.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Yup, Carmichael. Seen that. In my opinion, that is too "real" looking.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

Shutcher mouth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:53pm davex:

I can dig this Charmers track.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Well get out a bigger shovel for our next (and, sadly, final) selection.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:56pm listener james from westwood:

Ah, was hoping for the Malik version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:56pm davex:

Wow, you got that right! And I'll surely be heading down the archive shaft sometime soon...
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Doug for shafting us.. wait, wrong choice of words.....
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks for the Ike-o-rama, Doug. Ewige Blumenshaft!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/23/14 6:59pm Jesse K:

join me in the next room if you like:
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 6:59pm Jeff Golick:

What @ngh said.
Avatar Tue. 12/23/14 7:00pm Jeff Golick:

It's 100% true.
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