What we’re gonna do right here is go back,
way back, back into time.
When the only people that existed were troglodytes…
cave men…cave women…Neanderthal…Troglodytes.
Let’s take the average cave man at home,
listening to his stereo.
Sometimes he’d get up, try to do his thing.
He’d begin to move, something like this:
When he got tired of dancing alone,
he’d look in the mirror:
“Gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman.”
He’d go down to the lake
where all the woman would be swimming
or washing clothes or something.
He’d look around and just reach in and grab one.
“Come here…come here”.
He’d grab her by the hair. You can’t do that today, fellas,
cause it might come off.
You’d have a piece of hair in your hand and she’d
be swimming away from you (ha-ha).
This one woman just lay there,
wet and frightened.
He said: “Move…move”.
She got up. She was a big woman. BIG woman.
Her name was Bertha. Bertha Butt.
She was one of the Butt sisters.
He didn’t care. He looked up at her and said:
“Sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me
sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me!”
She looked down on him.
She was ready to crush him, but she began to like him.
She said (falsetto): “I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”.
He said: “Wha?” She said (falsetto): “I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”
You know what he said?
He started it way back then. I wouldn’t lie to you.
When she said (falsetto) “I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”
he said “Right on! Right on! Hotpants!
Hotpants! Ugh… ugh… ugh”.
James Walter “Jimmy” Castor (June 23, 1940 — January 16, 2012) was an American pop and funk musician. He is best known as a fun disco/funk saxophonist, with his biggest hit single being 1972’s million seller, “Troglodyte (Cave Man).”
The Castor band included keyboardist/trumpeter Gerry Thomas, bassist Doug Gibson, guitarist Harry Jensen, conga player Lenny Fridle, Jr., and drummer Bobby Manigault. Thomas, who simultaneously recorded with the Fatback Band, left in the 1980s to exclusively record with them.
Many of the group’s tunes have been heavily sampled in films and in hip-hop. In particular, the saxophone hook and groove from “It’s Just Begun” and the spoken word intro and groove from “Troglodyte” (namely, “What we’re gonna do right here is go back…”) have been sampled extensively.
“Ariana Grande Sued for Allegedly Copying a line from Jimmy’s Troglodyte Lyrics.” Copyright in music and lyrics generally lasts for the life of the artist plus another 70 years after the original artists’ death. Until then, children can inherit their parent’s earnings from a song.
That law applies to each member of a band or group, until the death of the last member. Listen to 00:34 of the ABC video and compare the music for yourselves.
On January 18, 2012, Jimmy made his transition into the Light. The cause was heart failure, his son Jimmy Jr. said. In addition to his son Jimmy Jr., Mr. Castor is survived by his wife, Sandi; another son, Jason; two daughters, April Vargas and Sheli Castor; and eight grandchildren. Have a funky good time Jimmy, your music lives on forever. Read more
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