Chakachas - Jungle Fever

by Chakachas


The Chakachas are best remembered for their hit disco single "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.


1x 12" LP, 180gm, limited edition (1.000 copies), pressed on "jungle" green vinyl, individually numbered


1. Chica Chica Bau Bau
2. Un Rayo Del Sol
3. Cha Ka Cha
4. Latin Can Can
5. Yo Soy Cubano
6. Eso Es El Amor
7. Harlem Nocturne
8. Ay Mulata
9. El Canyon Rojo
10. El Rico Son
11. Jungle Fever


    Music On Vinyl, 2019 reissue

    Originally released 1970

    [Funk/Soul] [Jazz] [Latin] [Disco]