THE JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH
Phase Two (1972)
Fanfare (Prolouge)* [Thomas] 0:24
Say Leroy (The Creature from the Black Lagoon Is Your Father)**
Luther The Anthropoid (Ape Man)** [Castor-Pruitt-Thomas] 3:20
Party Life*** [Castor-Pruitt] 7:42
When?** [Castor-Pruitt-Thomas-Gibson-Jensen] 4:31
Paradise* [Castor-Pruitt] 2:48
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face* [MacColl] 6:25
Tribute to Jimi: Purple Haze/Foxey Lady*** [Hendrix] 3:46
Fanfare (Epilogue)* [Thomas] 0:37
Members of The Jimmy Castor Bunch:
Jimmy Castor: all vocals, tenor sax, alo sax, timbales, gurio, cowbell,
piano on "Luther"
Gerry Thomas: trumpet, piano
Doug Gibson: bass
Harry Jensen: guitar
Lenny Fridie, Jr.: conga drums
Bobby Manigault: drums
Produced by Castor-Pruitt Productions
Recording Engineer: Jim Cotty
Recording Technician: Tom Brown, Jr.
Recorded in RCA Studios, New York City
*Arranged and Conducted by G. Thomas
**Arranged and Conducted by The Jimmy Castor Bunch
***Arranged and Conducted by J. Castor
LSP-4783 (0589) RCA Victor
Side 1 (BPRS-6622-3S H)
Side 2 (BPRS-6623-3S H)
©1972, RCA Records, New York, NY.
Printed in U.S.A
Public performance clearance - BMI
For making this album possible, my special thanks to: Jim Crotty,
Tom Brown, Jr., Jack Adelman, Gus Mossler, Danny Lewittes, Roz Sheppard.
"A fool lives alone, and we are all fools. Our only escape from
loneliness is through flights of imagination.
You have flown with me through my music; we have become one, and are no
longer alone. Men are not brothers until they have laughed and cried
"PHASE TWO" - an extraordinary concept LP.
Its versatility and music made me an offer i could not refuse.
Cover: Jimmy Castor in a red suit, jumping. In the background you can see
New York skyscrapers at night.
"Leroy" and "Luther" are the highlightes, very funny and very funky, doing
his cave-man impression. "Luther" is almost the same song as "Troglodyte"
(from It's Just Begun which came earlier the same year), as a matter of
fact the whole album has the same feeling. But the funky parts are still
The Hendrix tribute ain't that good though. Hey Castor, leave it up to
Other Jimmy Cator Bunch albums:
Hey Leroy '67
It's Just Begun '72
Dimension 3 '73
The Everything Man '73
Super Sound '75
Butt of Course '75
E Man Groovin' '76
Maximum Stimulation '77
Remembers Yesterday '81
It had a big peep hole
Because it was a big house
Luther put his eye to the peep hole
He said: uueh...
Now I ain't going to tell 'ya what he saw
But he started a saying that we use today
We just got it a little mixed up, you know
When he put his eye to the peep hole he said:
Power to the peep hole.
Power to the peep hole!
- Jimmy Castor, "Luther the Anthropoid"
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