Biography
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 Mama's Callin' You on Smash in 1966. Castor also played sax on Dave Baby Cortez's hit Rinky Dink. He formed the Jimmy Castor Bunch in 1972 and signed with RCA. Their first release, It's Just Begun, launched Castor's next phase with the song Troglodyte (Cave Man). It was a Top Ten RB 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, during the decade. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi



 
Videos
Close
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte (Cave Man)
Bertha Butt Boogie
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte
Jimmy Castor Bertha Butt Boogie
KING KONG - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Con su blanca palidez JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH
Download SoundHound
The only App that can give you results through singing and humming search!
You can sing any song from this artist to help SoundHound users find it!