Tuesday, November 13, 2012
"Jimmy Castor -The Everything Man and the Jimmy Castor Bunch-1974 US":
James Walter "Jimmy" Castor (June 23, 1940 – January 16, 2012) was an American pop and funk musician. He is best known as a fun disco/funk saxophonist. He formed the Jimmy Castor Bunch in 1972 and signed with RCA.
As leader of The Jimmy Castor Bunch in the 1970s, and also as a solo artist, he has released several successful albums and singles.
In 1974 The Jimmy Castor Bunch switched labels to Atlantic. The first effort for the new label was billed as "Jimmy Castor (The Everything Man) and the Jimmy Castor Banch".
The first single released was "Maggie," a super furiked-up rendition of a tune by the Native American rock group Redbone (of Come And Get Your Love" fame), and here's one example of how Jimmy's oddball choice in cover tunes was right on target: it remains one of his finest recordings.
Jimmy Castor died in 2012 from heart failure.
-by dj fanis: here