2020 Music On Vinyl reissue on green 180 gram vinyl from this 1970 release
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. This 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.