Friday, December 30, 2011

The Jimmy Castor Bunch

Artist: The Jimmy Castor Bunch (feat. The Everything Man)
LP: Butt of Course...
Song: "Bertha Butt Boogie"
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Song: "Let's Party Now"
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This 1974 LP by The Jimmy Castor Bunch is one of the neat things I found at Culture Clash Records in Toledo, Ohio on my road trip last summer. The multi-talented Castor, aka. "The Everything Man," builds here on themes presented in his 1972 top-ten hit "Troglodyte," where a caveman with dancin' in his veins picks up Bertha (one of the voluptuous Butt sisters) at the local lake and they boogie-oogie-oogie on down the beach. (See video clip below for further details.) The fun now continues as Bertha rises from the stump where she's been taking a breather and introduces the "Bertha Butt Boogie," which draws everyone in the neighborhood together and gives Jimmy Castor and his Bunch a #16 hit on the singles charts in the process. The song's storyline has been outlined on the back of the record sleeve in a colorful comic strip conceptualized by John Pruitt (the producer, not the porn star). You can read about funky singer-songwriter-sax player Jimmy Castor on Wikipedia here, and go here to visit his official website, where you'll find an extensive biography, discography, some music clips, and info on upcoming Jimmy Castor appearances.

The Jimmy Castor Bunch on YouTube:
[ "Troglodyte" ]

 [ Jimmy Castor ]

1 comment:

dj trish said...

cool blog!Your pile of records must be 6 feet high by now!Trish