Jimmy Castor

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

2 June 1943, New York City, New York, USA. Jimmy Castor was a contemporary of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers during the mid-50s. His group Jimmy Castor And The Juniors (bass singer Al Casey Jnr, tenor Johnny Williams and baritone Orton Graves), recorded a song for Wing Records that Castor had penned, ‘I Promise To Remember’, which Lymon and his group then covered and turned into a hit in 1956. Due to the similarity of their singing styles, Castor often sang with the Teenagers in Lymon’s place.

After that brief flirtation with music, Castor finished school, but he returned to the music business in the mid-60s, forming the Jimmy Castor Bunch. The group had a US soul hit in 1967 with ‘Hey, Leroy’, on Smash Records, and then disappeared for six years. In 1972, now signed to RCA Records, Castor and his current Bunch - Gerry Thomas (keyboards, trumpet), Doug Gibson (bass), Harry Jensen (guitar), Lenny Fridle Jnr....

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