It's Just Begun

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It's Just Begun
Studio album by Jimmy Castor Bunch
Released 1972
Recorded 1970-71
Genre Funk
Length 34:30
Label RCA Records
Producer Castor-Pruitt Productions[1]
Jimmy Castor Bunch chronology
It's Just Begun
(1972)
Phase Two
(1972)

It's Just Begun is the second album by the Jimmy Castor Bunch, released in 1972 on RCA Records.[2] "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.[3]

The album hit #11 on the R&B charts and #27 on the Billboard 200.[2] "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 R&B.[2]

"Troglodyte (Cave Man)" has made its impact felt as well, making its way onto more than 20 compilation albums,[4] ranging from 16 Slabs of Funk to Greatest Soul Groups.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Creation (Prologue)" 1:34
  2. "It's Just Begun" 3:43
  3. "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" 3:36
  4. "You Better Be Good (Or the Devil Gon' Getcha)" 2:56
  5. "Psyche" 4:25
  6. "L.T.D. (Life, Truth, and Death)" 7:20
  7. "My Brightest Day" 4:03
  8. "Bad" 3:04
  9. "I Promise to Remember" 2:47
  10. "Creation (Epilogue)" 1:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Castor - Saxophone, Timbales, Vocals
  • Doug Gibson - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Harry Jensen - Guitar
  • Lenny Fridie, Jr. - Congas
  • Gerry Thomas - Trumpet, Piano

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[6]
US US
R&B
1972 It's Just Begun 27 11

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[7]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1972 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" 6 4

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ It's Just Begun at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c It's Just Begun at Allmusic
  3. ^ Sampling Information
  4. ^ Troglodyte (Cave Man) Release History
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r32464/review
  6. ^ "Jimmy Castor Band US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Jimmy Castor Band US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-21.