HEY LEROY, YOUR MAMA’S CALLING – 1967 UK 1966 USA
The Bertha Butt Boogie
1956 Jimmy Castor started as a doo wop singer and a saxophonist in New York. He also was a song writer and his first recording ‘I Promise to Remember’ was in the ‘Juniors’.
1957 He took over as lead with the Teenagers after Frankie Lymon left.
He was the Sax solo player on Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez’s ‘Rinky Dink”
In 1966 Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Calling was a fair hit in the USA – released later in the UK it did nothing in the charts but was a hit at the Wheel and Blue Note clubs in Manchester, wich also played that Bertha Butt Boogie.
1972 The Jimmy Castor Bunch signed to RCA and released: It’s Just Begun”, ‘Troglodyte”,
‘The Bertha Butt Boogie’, a minor hit, ‘E-Man Boogie’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Bom Bom’,’Amazon.’
1988 he re – did Barbara Acklin‘s; ‘Love Makes a Woman’ with Joyce Sims.