The Jimmy Castor Bunch

Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Calling You

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Before he was the clown prince of novelty disco-funk with hits like 1972's "Troglodyte" and 1975's "The Bertha Butt Boogie," saxophonist Jimmy Castor had earlier chart success with 1966's Latin- and jazz-infused "Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Calling You," which resulted in a quick LP from Smash Records as a cash-in, and this set replicates that LP with four additional tracks added on, including a Leroy sequel of sorts called "Leroy Is in the Army." The Smash LP doesn't have the big funk sound Castor would aim for later, falling more in the soul-jazz arena, and most of the tracks here are truthfully just filler, making this a purchase for die-hard fans only.

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