Saturday, 26 September 2009

King Kong - Jimmy Castor Bunch

I'm pretty sure my friend Puck will be interested to hear this track, as it is related to a movie - and he is seriously into movie soundtracks. But I've been searching for this one for a long time too, even leading to buying the wrong 'King Kong' not so long ago.

Jimmy Castor was born on June 23, 1947 in New York. He formed the Jimmy Castor Bunch in 1972 and signed a recording contract not long after that. Their debut album 'It's just begun' was an immediate success in America, featuring two hit singles. In 1976, they hit it big worldwide with this single, 'King Kong', a rather bizarre track referring to the ape in the movie of the same name. In the Netherlands, the single reached number 5.

My collection: 7" single no. 4081
Found:, received September 25, 2009
Cost: 1,25 euro
Tracks: 'King Kong part 1' / 'King Kong part 2'


  1. Well... what can I say about this song. It does not come close to any movie score I know. So we can forget that comparison.
    But, okay it puts a smile on my face. In particular the man/monkey sounds :-)

  2. Superb and crazy funky tracks.

    Will definitely dig out a copy too.


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