Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)

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A master of novelty/disco funk, saxophonist Jimmy Castor started as a doo wop singer in New York. He wrote ...
A master of novelty/disco funk, saxophonist Jimmy Castor started as a doo wop singer in New York. He wrote and recorded I Promise to Remember for Wing With the Juniors in 1956, a group whose roster included Al Casey Jr., Orton Graves, and Johnny Williams. Castor replaced Frankie Lymon in the Teenagers in 1957 before switching to sax in 1960. He appeared on several soul-jazz and Afro-Latin sessions and had a solo hit with Hey Leroy, Your Mamas Callin You on Smash in 1966. Castor also played sax on Dave Baby Cortezs hit Rinky Dink. He formed the Jimmy Castor Bunch in 1972 and signed with RCA. Their first release, Its Just Begun, launched Castors next phase with the song Troglodyte (Cave Man). It was a Top Ten R&B and pop smash. Castor continued the trend in 1975 with The Bertha Butt Boogie and later recorded E-Man Boogie, King Kong, Bom Bom, and Amazon. The Castor band included keyboardist/trumpeter Gerry Thomas, bassist Doug Gibson, guitarist Harry Jensen, conga player Lenny Fridle Jr., and drummer Bobby Manigault. Thomas left to join the Fatback band. Castor recorded as a solo performer from 1976 until 1988. He had one of his bigger hits in many years with a 1988 revival of Love Makes a Woman, which paired him with disco diva Joyce Sims. Castor had his own label, Long Distance, in the 80s. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide. Discography Most Popular albums 1972 Its Just Begun 1995 The Everything Man: The Best of the Jimmy Castor Bunch Album 1981 Remembers Yesterday 1980 C 1977 Maximum Stimulation 1976 E Man Groovin 1975 Super Sound 1975 Butt of Course 1973 The Everything Man 1973 Dimension III 1972 Phase Two 1972 Its Just Begun 1967 Hey Leroy Box Set/Compilation Its Just Begun/Phase Two 2002 16 Slabs of Funk 2000 Jimmy Castor Bunch 1995 The Everything Man: The Best of the Jimmy Castor Bunch 1995 Hey Leroy, Your Mamas Calling 1976 Best of the Jimmy Castor Bunch Single/EP 2002 Its Just Begun/Troglodyte Cave Man 1972 Luther the Anthropoid/Party Life Also Appears On Original Solid Gold Hits, Vol. 2 2006 Soul Power Instrumentals 2005 Salsoul Presents: Latin Funk Flavas 2004 Salsoul Presents: The Definitive 12 Masters, Vol. 2 2004 Salsoul Presents: The Salsoul Acappellas 2002 Doo Wop Underground
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