The Chakachas are best
remembered for their disco single hit "Jungle Fever". The album by the
same name is a revelation of Latin funk, with horns playing against
groovy rhythms and some fine vocal work. Exiting in every aspect it's a
real tasty and nasty combination of sounds. The album is characterized
by its versatile percussion, consisting of maracas, congas and drums,
and funky guitar riffs and horns. There's a beautiful version of Earle
Hagen's classic standard "Harlem Nocturne", known for its groovy
bassline and guitar breaks. Jungle Fever is a classic which should be included in every collection of funk and Latin music.
The Belgian based group of The Chakachas were a
Latin soul studio musicians. They're also known as Les Chakachas or Los
Chakachas. They started in the late 1950s, recording a playful mixture
of Latin music, jazz, and European-style exotica.
Jungle Fever is available as a limited first pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on "jungle" green vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Includes their biggest hit and much sampled song "Jungle Fever", "Yo Soy Cubano" and more songs
- Limited first pressing of 1.000 individually numbered copies on "jungle" green vinyl