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Chakachas

Chakachas
Formed: 1958 in Belgium
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Genre: R&B, World
Group Members: Gaston Bogaert, Kari Kenton
Biography: Best known for their near-pornographic funk classic "Jungle Fever," the Chakachas were actually a group of Belgian-based studio musicians. Led by Gaston Boogaerts, who served as the group's arranger, the Chakachas first appeared during the early '60s, recording a playful mixture of Latin music, jazz, ...Read full biography
Jungle Fever
Released: 1971
Label: Dusty Groove
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Any music fan that digs the Latin music sounds of the 1970s from late pachuco soul to Latin funk and disco and salsa, or, any serious fan of sampledelia in hip-hop circles knows the single "Jungle Fever" ...Read full review
Los Chakachas  [1961]
Released: 1961
Label: RCA Victor
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Chakachas are best known for the sultry funk classic "Jungle Fever," but their typical sound, even on the Jungle Fever album, is evident on 1961's Los Chakachas. (There is also a very rare album with a ...Read full review