Chakachas

Chakachas

Profile:
Belgian based group of Latin soul and Afro Cuban studio musicians, founded in 1958 by bandleader Gaston Bogaert aka Tito Madinez (percussion) featuring Kari Kenton (vocals) from Cuba; Victor Ingeveldt (saxophone) a Dutchman from Liege; Charlie Lots (trumpet); Christian Marc (piano); Henri Breyre (guitar and backing vocals) and Bill Raymond (6) (bass guitar).
Most of them were native to Schaarbeek (a district of Brussels), or nearby Charleroi, Willebroek and Liège.
After a musical eclipse in the mid-sixties, the band is reassembled a few years later, in a new line-up and with a different sound; this time, the band's made up of session musicians, who are also part of other bands or projects (see also El Chicles, Chicken Curry & His Pop Percussion Orchestra, Plus, The S.S.O. Orchestra, Superfunk Special). The new Chakachas go for a mix of Latin/Soul/Funk/Jazz/Afro. The bulk of the songs is provided by Willy Albimoor and Nico Gomez. Their biggest hit will be "Jungle Fever" (1970).
The Chakachas also recorded under the name Los Chicles.
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Chakachas Discography Tracks

Albums

Les Chakachas* Grand Prix 1959 Académie Charles Cros, Catégorie "Danse" (Album) RCA France 1959 Sell This Version
Chakachas What A Night With The Chakachas (Album, EP) RCA France 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-10066, LPM 10066 Les Chakachas* What A Night With The Chakachas(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana, RCA LPM-10066, LPM 10066 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Les Chakachas* At "Les Enfants Terribles" (Album) RCA France 1961 Sell This Version
Los Chakachas* Recorded In Europe RCA Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LPM 10125 Los Chakachas* Twist Madison Bossa Nova Cha Cha (LP, Mono) RCA Victor LPM 10125 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
LPM-9967 Les Chakachas* Les Chakachas(LP) RCA LPM-9967 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
LPM 10053 Chakachas Day And Night With Les Chakachas(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPM 10053 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
CAS-10133 Les Chakachas* One More Dance(LP) RCA Camden CAS-10133 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
Les Chakachas* Les Chachachas Des Chakachas (Album) RCA Camden, RCA Camden Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Chakachas Jungle Fever (Album) Polydor US 1970 Sell This Version
Chakachas Chakachas (Album) Blue Elephant, Blue Elephant Germany 1972 Sell This Version
2480084 Chakachas New Sound(LP, Album) Polydor 2480084 Colombia 1972 Sell This Version
INTS 1404 Les Chakachas* Arriba!(LP, Album) RCA International (Camden) INTS 1404 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Chakachas Chakachas (Album) Omega International Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
Les Chakachas* Tibidibang (Album) Biram France 1973 Sell This Version
404.4007 Chakachas Vendo Mango(LP, Album) Red Bird Records 404.4007 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
40 CBS 80098 Les Chakachas* Discoteca Sudamericana(Cass, Album, DOL) CBS 40 CBS 80098 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Chakachas, The* Eso Es El Amor (New Recording 77) (Album) RKM France 1977 Sell This Version
IL0676 Chakachas Chakachas(CD, Album, RM) Calle Mayor IL0676 Spain 2017 Sell This Version
Les Chakachas* Eso Es El Amor RCA Victor Germany Unknown Sell This Version
Chakachas, The* / Alex Scorier Chakachas, The* / Alex Scorier - Les 12 Plus Beaux Cha-Cha (Comp, Album) Polydor Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
LPM-9917 Les Chakachas* Dry Martini With Les Chakachas(LP, Album) RCA LPM-9917 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
LPM 10107 Chakachas Cha-Cha-Chakachas(LP) RCA LPM 10107 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
85 566 IT Chakachas Jungle Fever(LP, Album) Hansa 85 566 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version