Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)





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Published on Jan 30, 2009

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.


Most Popular albums

1972 Its Just Begun
1995 The Everything Man: The Best of the Jimmy Castor Bunch


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
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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  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
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  • Artist

    • The Jimmy Castor Bunch
  • Album

    • Living in the 70's: Volume 2
  • Licensed by

    • SME (on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment); BMG Rights Management, CMRRA, ARESA, and 5 Music Rights Societies


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