Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Just Begun....

Jimmy Castor's "It's Just Begun," was never released as a single but remains one of his best-known classics. The track turned up in Flashdance and in Beat Street in the film's big break dance battle scenes. It also can be found as a sample on Countless rap discs and is still a well played track on dance floors today.

It's Just Begun was probably too far ahead of its time to be a hit in 72 when it was issued. Today it sounds totally contemporary, with Castor's blaring sax figure riding over both fuzz-tone and wah-wah guitar sounds and a groove to end all grooves. "Just watch me now!" shouts Castor and you are instantly hooked.

For a guy who started out singing street-corner Doo-Wop, and recorded the self-penned I Promise To Remember with his group The Juniors for the Wing label in 1956 when he was all of 13 he certainly branched out in many directions and most definitely earned his reputation as the "Everything Man"

The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun

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