This note came in just now from Don Fleming, whose Velvet Monkeys paid tribute way back in 1986, right about the time Mr. Hot Buttered Soul was guest-starring on “The A-Team.”
“Velvet Monkeys 1986 perform Shaft
yes, it’s the sammy davis jr version
and no, i’m not sure what he hell we thought we were doing.”
P.S. The dude in the pic above, in case you haven’t seen “Wattstax,” is the Rev. Jesse Jackson.