3CD - The Jimmy Castor Bunch – The Definitive Collection
3 CD Box - UK Import
Despite unashamedly injecting an infectious sense of fun and irreverence in his take on funk - as evidenced on his 1970s hits ‘Troglodyte (Cave Man)’ and ‘Bertha Butt Boogie’ - Jimmy Castor was a serious musician who more than lived up to his nickname, "The Everything Man". He could sing as well as play the saxophone, piano, vibraphone, and assorted percussion instruments, and if that wasn't enough, he was also an accomplished bandleader, arranger and producer.
The Jimmy Castor Bunch's music has been sampled approximately 296 times - the most popular of Castor's tracks in terms of being sampled is ‘It's Just Begun’, which has been plundered 145 times, by everyone from Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five and M/A/R/R/S in the 80s to The Spice Girls in the 90s and Pharrell Williams in the 2000s.