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It's Just Begun


Something of a soul/funk oddity, the Jimmy Castor Bunch’s second album is, in part at least a concept album, bookended with an orchestrated prologue and epilogue. It’s an idiosyncratic blend of fuzz guitar, fast-paced R’n’B and experimental funk. So ‘Psyche’ blends conga-heavy Latin-soul with a fuzz-guitar garage jam and ‘L.T.D. (Life, Truth & Death) begins as a psychedelic soul wig-out which descends into a languid jazzy interlude before returning via some hefty percussion breaks. Also features the early breakdancing anthem ‘It’s Just Begun’ which soundtracked the emergence of hip hop in early 70s New York. 

Harold Heath

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