Monday, February 1, 2010

Superfly Meets Shaft


John & Ernest
Superfly Meets Shaft
Rainy Wednesday - 201
1973

MP3 File
Here's another break-in from 1973 with a blxploitation theme. At the end the President and Shaft fall in love!

7 comments:

Timmy said...

I can dig it.

Ted Cogswell said...

Love these break-ins, keep 'em coming!

Jukeboxmafia said...

Glad you're liking it. Gotta couple more to show ya...

Bruce Eaton said...

The flip-side of this is incredible. Like Lee Perry gone berserk doing some extreme scratching. This single was on the jukebox in my college pub ('74). My friends and I would play it over and over and drive out the other patrons. Finally the school removed the single and we mounted a faux-protest, comparing the removal of Shaft Meets Superfly Part 2 to the negative reception given to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Our letter to the school newspaper was printed with the title "Le Sacre du Shaft??"

Jukeboxmafia said...

Bruce, your comment made my day. Great story...

Bruce Eaton said...

Thanks JBM...any chance of posting the track? I'd love to post links from my FB and blog pages...and more to the story...a year or so later I played in the first (pre) new wave band in Buffalo and we actually worked up a cover version of this. to the extent that it could be "covered", let alone vaguely replicated...

Jukeboxmafia said...

Bruce,
Ordinarily I don't do requests, but I'll see if I can get this up for you tomorrow...