Chakachas - S/T
FORMAT: VINYL LP RECORD
LABEL: AVCO Stereo 11005
Made in Canada by RCA Limited.
Producer - Roland Kluger
Year - 1972
Record: VG++ Has a few light scuffs
Cover: VG+ Slight creasing and ring wear, cornerwear, stickerwear front cover
Downtempo Latin Funk Tune in 'Stories' ! Really tough to turn this lp up unlike the more common JUNGLE FEVER LP !
3. By The Way
4. Judas Kiss
5. Oye Mi
6. Push Together
8. Love Love Love
10. Oye Mi Guaguanco
The Chakachas were a Belgian based group of Latin soul studio musicians. Also known as 'Les Chakachas' or 'Los Chakachas', they were formed by band leader Gaston Bogaert, ex-Los Juano Boengs and The Continentals, percussion (conga and tumba); Tito Puente's singer wife Kari Kenton, vocals and maracas; Vic Ingeveldt (a Dutchman from Liege), saxophone; Charlie Lots, trumpet; Christian Marc, piano; Henri Breyre, guitar and backing vocals; and Bill Raymond, bass guitar.
All were native to Schaarbeek (a district of Brussels), or nearby Charleroi, Willebroek and Liege.
They started out in the late 1950s, and had a Belgian #1 in 1958 with "Eso es el amor", which was sung in Spanish. In 1959 they recorded "Rebecca" (a.k.a. "Rebekka"), featured in the film The Battle of Algiers.
In 1962, they crept into the UK Singles Chart for the first time with "Twist Twist", which reached #48. Although they issued numerous recordings, they are best remembered as a one-hit wonder for their hit disco single "Jungle Fever" from 1972, which sold over one million copies in the United States, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in March 1972.
"The kings of Latin funk from their legendary album from the early '70s. Featuring the big classic 'Stories'
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