With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

Music trivia, useless info, extra added random stuff and the odd rant from me

“The whistles were blowin’ and everybody did the bump” January 17, 2012


I think I must be getting to that kind of age where many of your heroes or favourite folk from your youth are dying off. Well it’s happened again; sadly the great Jimmy Castor is now the late, great Jimmy Castor. He died yesterday in Las Vegas from apparent heart failure after earlier by-pass surgery. He was aged just 71 (although some on-line sources say 64). I hadn’t listened to him for quite a while but I heard the news on the way home from work tonight and played “Trogolodyte” on the iPod.

Mr Castor was a seriously funky dude who could even give the likes of George Clinton and Bootsy Collins a run for their money. His songs have been sampled by many artists including Madonna, Neneh Cherry, Kanye West, DJ Shadow, Ice Cube and the Spice Girls. If you’re too young to remember Jimmy Castor or he somehow passed you by then take a listen to the songs below and get your booty shakin’. You know it makes sense you funkateers you!

My thoughts go out to Jimmy’s family, friends and fans. RIP Jimmy Castor.

 

One Response to ““The whistles were blowin’ and everybody did the bump””

  1. nick horslen Says:

    Cool stuff as ever Bill!

    Bet you could do something with these two and a half links:

    http://www.nme.com/news/jay-z/61450

    http://www.nme.com/news/50-cent/61363
    http://twitpic.com/85exkz

    words such as sow and reap come to mind 😉

    Just my 2 cents!
    …..or should i say “…Jeze my 50cents”, someone goner be mad but thats life in the 21st cent…..


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