Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Everything Man, The: Best Of Jimmy Castor Bunch
Genres: Pop, R&B
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Watch out for the Butt Sisters ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 12/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jimmy Castor's tunes are so funny at times that you might want to consider it novelty stuff, but the music, driven by his funky (often Latin/Caribbean Tinged) timbale/percussion work (nice clav and wa wa too !) is so funky, and the grooves are so slick and bumping, it is clear that this is solid funk/party music from the vaults.... Everyone from DJs (who've been sampling it galore since the early days of rap) to collectors have known this for years especially hunting down copies of the tripped out (until its reissue almost impossible to find) "Its Just Begun".From his tales of the Butt Sisters, the troglodyte hunting for his woman, and the cartoonish cast of superheroes, BIG women (Bertha Butt, Betty Butt and Batsheba Butt), LeRoy and all the other city folk - - tunes such as "The Bertha Butt Boogie" and "Hey Leroy (Yo Momma's The Creature from The Black Lagoon") stick with you, and is the type of stuff that suddenly pops up in your head in the middle of work and WON'T get out of your head until you go home and put it on (maybe you even get caught singing it allowed at work !) From "Bomp Bomp Bomp-a bump" to "Koma-sami ! Koma-sami Kong... whaaa whaaaa whooo whoooo whaaaa wa whooooo" and musn't we forget "The Beast ! Don't Do That... The Beast ! Don't Do That ! Don't Do That ! Don't Do That... woeeaaaahahahahahah...." lay these grooves down at a party, and everyone will either be trippin', dancin' or rolling on the floor laughing. Liner notes are great and revealing as well... check out the last track... you won't believe it !TIP : If you dig the e-man's groove, check out Bohannon, Chuck Brown's Greatest Hits and if you're really venturous some Blowfly. Gotta go, my Momma's callin'.... Me like ! ! !"
As PhonKay As It Wantsa Be......Jurassic Sized Phonk...
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 08/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"....deep, deep funk from the 70s-- although no one would even claim to being Berta or her sistas we usta jam on these at our campus parties. And uh, Hey Leroy! Digs the great Overton Lloyd cover! My favorite JCB tune has gotta be "Potential" with Jerimiah Grim-es from North Carolina and Jimmy's ("Weh-wa-Weh-Hah") Ray Charles. But this CD is packed with Jurassic sized funk like "Troglodyte" and "King Kong". Hey! Get it now! And miss out on this fabuloso product!"
It even made ME dance!
Robin Sokolowski | Virginia | 12/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard the "King Kong" song back in '76, when I was about five years old. I finally got a copy of the album on CD. As my wife can affirm, I am not a dancer. She never heard of Jimmy Castor before. When I got the CD and put it in the machine, the gong sound brought it all back to me. I started shakin' and groovin' it; she thought I was possessed!Thank you, Jimmy!"