Jimmy Castor Bunch - King Kong (TopPop)

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Jimmy Castor Bunch - King Kong • TopPop

James Walter Castor (January 23, 1940 – January 16, 2012) was an American funk, R&B, and soul musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he is credited with vocals, saxophone and composition. He is best known for songs such as "It's Just Begun", "Bertha Butt Boogie", and the biggest hit single, million-seller "Troglodyte (Cave Man).

Early in his career he was a member of the famous doo-wop group The Teenagers. As solo artist and leader of The Jimmy Castor Bunch (TJCB) in the 1970s, Castor released several successful albums and singles. TJCB peaked their commercial success in 1972 upon the release of their album, 'It's Just Begun', which featured two hit singles: the title track and "Troglodyte (Cave Man)", the latter of which became quite popular in the US, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track stayed on the chart for 14 weeks and on June 30, 1972, received a gold disc award from the RIAA for sales of a million copies. Later popular songs included "Bertha Butt Boogie", "Potential", "King Kong" and "A Groove Will Make You Move" in 1975 and 1976.

This Toppop broadcast is a performance of the Robert Kaessen Dancers ballet first broacast on 30 January 1976.

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