Thursday, 19 January 2012

Soul musician Jimmy Castor dies at the age of 71

Jimmy Castor  



Soul saxophonist and singer Jimmy Castor, one of the most sampled artists in music history, has died aged 71.
 Castor’s musical legacy is one that has long been appreciated by the hip-hop community, with producers like Kayne West and The Jungle Brothers regularly dipping into his discography for sample sources. My favorite was of course "It's Just Begun."

Indulge and bath in soul goodness.

38 comments:

  1. sad to hear one of the greats has left us

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  2. Always sad to hear when someone passes. He'll go down in history for his music.

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  3. Sad indeed, heard more of his music than I knew, never knew he did it at the time.

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  4. He sure could sing and play that sax with the funk!

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  5. He was from my era and these clothes and the set designs take me back. Yeah, I'm that old. I've never heard of the sampled stuff, just the original music.

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  6. This is sad news. But at least his music survives!

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  7. That is sad news. I am a fan of his music. Thanks for spreading the word!

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  8. A great sax player and depressing news. I didn't know his work is used frequently for samples.

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  9. Never heard of him, but isn't surprising. There is a lot I've never heard before.

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  10. I'm sure it will be a long time before this man is forgotten. He will leave quite an impression. :)

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  11. He kept music alive...so dies music with him...

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  12. So sad, he was brill, love this track, but also like Troglodyte, (purely for the fun aspect) & Love love love Supersound, music's lost a great, sad times :((

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  13. R.I.P.

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  14. Didn't know him, but the loss of a true musician (not just someone using auto tunes) is always sad.

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  15. R.I.P
    He will not be forgotten

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  16. Sad news, he will never be forgotten, RIP

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  17. Why the good ones? why not Bieber or Jeniffer Lopez?

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  18. so sad :( next good man is dead :(

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  19. I didn't know much about him until now, sad news.

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  20. I must admit I've never heard of him, RIP Castor.

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  21. Goodnight, sweet prince. :( So sad.

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