The Chakachas were a group of Latin/soul/funk studio musicians from Belgium that became famous during the early 1970s. They are best known for the suggestive "Jungle Fever" (1972) in which breathing and moaning sounds can be heard throughout. This song has been sampled by many hip-hop and rap artists over the years and was featured in the 1997 blockbuster, "Boogie Nights."
Formed in the late 1950s by bandleader Gaston Bogaerts (percussion), other members included Henri Breyre (guitar, backing vocals), Vic Ingeveldt (saxophone), Kari Kenton (vocals, maracas), Charlie Lots (trumpet), Christian Marc (piano), and Bill Raymond (bass guitar). The Chakachas debuted on the Belgian charts in 1958 with the chart-topping "Eso es el amor" and had their first U.K. hit in 1962 with "Twist Twist." Other songs for which they are well known include "Rebecca" (1959), which was later used in the soundtrack to "The Battle Of Algiers" (1966).
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- Jungle Fever 1972
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