She'll Grow Back: Richard Roundtree -- Man From Shaft

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Richard Roundtree -- Man From Shaft

Richard Roundtree is Shaft.

John Shaft.

Y'know, the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?

And in 1972, he recorded an album. I just got my grubby little hands on a digital copy of this album, and it's... well, it's not what I expected. I was expecting a little more funk. This album is pretty mellow, and Mr. Roundtree himself has a very pleasant voice. This song is probably the rockingest track on the album, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

If you like this, let me know. I'm considering a whole hourlong mix of covers, ripoffs, parodies, and soundalikes of the Isaac Hayes theme song.

2 comments:

Rick Saunders said...

sweet! If you do a Shaft mix I recommend the Sammy Davis Jr version!

Mark H. Besotted said...

You absolutely may. I'm pretty sure I've got that around here somewhere.

Watch this space.