It's Just Begun

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It's Just Begun
Studio album by
Released1972
Recorded1970-71
GenreFunk
Length34:30
LabelRCA
ProducerCastor-Pruitt Productions[1]
Jimmy Castor Bunch chronology
It's Just Begun
(1972)
Phase Two
(1972)
Singles from It's Just Begun
  1. "It's Just Begun"
    Released: 1970
  2. "Troglodyte (Cave Man)"
    Released: April 12, 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 song is considered by some to be one of the first disco songs.[4]

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,[5] ranging from 16 Slabs of Funk to Greatest Soul Groups.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [2]

Track listing[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

The Jimmy Castor Bunch
  • Jimmy Castor - Saxophone, Timbales, Vocals
  • Doug Gibson - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Harry Jensen - Guitar
  • Lenny Fridie, Jr. - Congas
  • Gerry Thomas - Trumpet, Piano
  • Orchestra of 30 musicians in "Creation" (Prologue and Epilogue)

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[6]
US US
R&B
Canada
1972 It's Just Begun 27 11 21

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[7]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
Canada
1972 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" 6 4 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ It's Just Begun at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c d "Jimmy Castor, The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun Album Reviews, Songs & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Tracks that Sampled The Jimmy Castor Bunch". Whosampled.com. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Troglodyte (Caveman) by The Jimmy Castor Bunch - Track Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Castor Band US albums chart history". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  7. ^ "Jimmy Castor Band US singles chart history". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.

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