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The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun album

The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun album
  • Performer The Jimmy Castor Bunch
  • Title It's Just Begun
  • Date of release 1972
  • Country US
  • Style Funk, Soul
  • Other formats MP1 FLAC ASF DXD AUD XM VQF
  • Genre Soul
  • Size MP3 1364 mb
  • Size FLAC 1725 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 947

It's Just Begun is the second album by the Jimmy Castor Bunch, released in 1972 on RCA Records. It's Just Begun" and "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" have each become staples in hip-hop sampling. Songs from the album have been sampled more than twenty-five times. The song is considered by some to be one of the first disco songs.

The album also helped the group score a million-selling crossover hit single with "Troglodyte". In the United States the track peaked at in the Billboard Hot 100. It was a million seller by June 1972 and received a gold disc award from the RIAA. Recently the hit "It's Just Begun" was featured in the HBO® television series Vinyl  . All-in-all It's Just Begun is an outstanding album with a unique sound making up a coherent funk and soul album and a must have for every fan of this genre. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Including the tracks "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "It's Just Begun". View Complete Catalog.

However this LP is more focused on dark political songs with Troglodyte (Cave Man) standing out as a moment of light. This track is actually still quite funny as it is so joyous with such a mammoth (forgive the pun) groove. The album starts with a string overture before kicking off with the unmistakable horn riff of It's Just Begun.

Jimmy Castor (June 23, 1947 – January 16, 2012) was an American pop and funk musician. 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 J. Orton Graves, and Johnny Williams. Castor replaced Frankie Lymon in the Teenagers in 1957 before switching to sax in 1960.

The Official Jimmy Castor Bunch Fan Page where you can chat with the E-Man  . The Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Dracula" from the "E-Man Groovin'" album. IT'S JUST BEGUN Jimmy Castor updated their profile picture. 4 November 2018 ·. It's Just Begun. IT'S JUST BEGUN Jimmy Castor updated their cover photo. Jimmy Castor and Grover Washington, Jr. 5 October 2018 ·. Visionary. IT'S JUST BEGUN Jimmy Castor. 27 September 2018 ·. 15 minutes of facts.

It's Just Begun - Студийный альбом от The Jimmy Castor Bunch. В альбом вошло 10 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 35:25. The Jimmy Castor Bunch. You Better Be Good (Or the Devil Gon' Getcha).

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The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun. 33. Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady. Album: It’s Just Begun. Sampled by: Big Daddy Kane, House of Pain, Grandmaster Flash, Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Audio Two, James Brown, Afrika Bambaataa, . Eric B. and Rakim, Jungle Brothers, Ultramagnetic MC’s, MC Lyte, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, Kool Moe Dee, 2 Live Crew, Redman, Chuck D, Lisa Lisa, Ginuwine, Blackstreet, Lil Kim, Phil Collins

Tracklist

Creation (Prologue) 1:24
It's Just Begun 3:43
Troglodyte (Cave Man) 3:26
You Better Be Good (Or The Devil Gon' Getcha) 2:56
Psyche 4:25
L. T. D. (Life, Truth & Death) 7:20
My Brightest Day 4:03
Bad 3:34
I Promise To Remember 2:47
Creation (Epilogue) 1:02

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Roc) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 1972
LSP 4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun (Acaba De Empezar) ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP 4640 Spain 1972
P8S-1888 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(8-Trk, Album) RCA, RCA Victor P8S-1888 US 1972
PK-1888 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(Cass) RCA Victor PK-1888 US 1972
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4640 Italy 1972
LSP 4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP 4640 Germany 1972
104.4021 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor 104.4021 Brazil 1972
LSP 4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP 4640 New Zealand 1972
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-4640 Canada 1972
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Hol) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 1972
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Ind) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 1972
RCA-6039 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA RCA-6039 Japan 1972
LM-2480 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Roc) Liming Record LM-2480 Taiwan 1972
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 1999
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 2009
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US 2010
CRCD-3598 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(CD, Album, RE) Clinck Records, Cherry Red CRCD-3598 Japan 2014
MOVLP1748 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, RCA Victor MOVLP1748 Europe 2017
SICP-5702 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA SICP-5702 Japan 2018
TWM15 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Tidal Waves Music TWM15 UK & Europe 2018
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US Unknown
LSP-4640 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA Victor LSP-4640 US Unknown
CASTOR 1111 The Jimmy Castor Bunch It's Just Begun ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label CASTOR 1111 UK Unknown


Talk about The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun


Gardagar
I like this album’s music a lot, but I find the cover too frightening to look at (it actually gave me a nightmare once) and so for that reason I don’t play it very often in case I accidentally catch a glimpse of it when I am removing the LP from the sleeve. RCA Victor, will you please consider reissuing it with a different cover please? I know a lot of later Jimmy Castor albums have a much more fun and accessible cartoonish style of art, can you not use some of that art please instead? I am sure I can’t be the only one who gets the collywobbles from looking at this sleeve, it’s too weird!!
Fenrikree
A great funk album, only let-down by "I promise to be true" (out of place, does not belong on this album), and "My Brightest Day" (ditto).
Lailace
Amazing sounding reissue! Stunning clarity, superb dynamics, beautiful, full sound, extremely detailed, wide soundstage, dead quiet background, punchy drums, deep bass, nice balance. No pressing flaws. Nice job on this reissue. Smooth mastering. Horns are sharp. Sounds killer. Really great music here.
Braswyn
I know Dynaflex releases have a reputation for being crap but I have to say I have no problems with this pressing. The horns & guitars sing, the bass is incredible, and the vocals sound clear. Musically this is a classic funk record (just check the number of times it’s been sampled) that should be in your collection if you are a fan of the genre.
Gribandis
One of the true dance floor bangers of funk !!! Big on the London Rare Groove scene in the 80's !!!Max Respect to the man Jimmy Castor and the band !!!This is where it all ' Just Begun '. True innovation !!!
Fani
Just got this on vinyl and it's a belter! I had know the track It's Just Begun for years through it's extensive sampling by other artists (Whosampled lists 86 samples of it with my particular fav being by Ultramagnetic MCs) but I was actually reminded of it through a TV advert and had to get it on vinyl for it's great cover art. I found it on a recent trip to New York and snapped it up. The album has a convoluted explanation of the complex painting on the cover which is the first cool thing about it.Jimmy Castor was know for a mix of deep social messages and light comedy funk, a side which took over after the success of the track Troglodyte (Cave Man). However this LP is more focused on dark political songs with Troglodyte (Cave Man) standing out as a moment of light. This track is actually still quite funny as it is so joyous with such a mammoth (forgive the pun) groove.The album starts with a string overture before kicking off with the unmistakable horn riff of It's Just Begun. Castor has a pretty unique sound, as funky as James Brown but with an unmistakable rock and roll attitude. Most of the tracks have lashings of Harry Jensen's Hendrix inspired acid fuzz guitar. Combined with a bass heavy mix this really rocks, almost like early Funkadelic. Castor balances the darkness of You Better Be Good (Or The Devil Gon' Getcha) with some more traditional doo wop on I Promise To Remember and the whole thing hangs together well as an album, something relatively rare for funk acts who tended to be more single orientated. He follows after Kool & The Gang and James Brown by thriftily reusing several bass grooves throughout the album but as they are so infectious and the songs varied it works fine and helps tie it together.A really slept on album in my opinion, not as far as sampling or hardcore funk fans but this should really be in the list of best ever funk and soul LPs than it is. It may not be as smooth as Super Fly or as deep as What's Going On but as a pure funk experience it is brilliant.mainingrey @ london school of sound