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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Albums

31.387 Chakachas - What A Night With The Chakachas album art The Chakachas* What A Night With The Chakachas (Album) RCA Italiana, RCA Italiana, RCA 31.387 South Africa 1959 Sell This Version
130 259 Chakachas - Grand Prix 1959 Académie Charles Cros, Catégorie "Danse" album art Les Chakachas* Grand Prix 1959 Académie Charles Cros, Catégorie "Danse" (Album) RCA 130 259 France 1959 Sell This Version
130.266 Chakachas - What A Night With The Chakachas  album art The Chakachas* What A Night With The Chakachas (Album) RCA 130.266 France 1960 Sell This Version
LPM 9869 Chakachas - At "Les Enfants Terribles" album art Les Chakachas* At "Les Enfants Terribles" (Album) RCA LPM 9869 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
FSP - 102 Chakachas - Recorded In Europe album art Los Chakachas* Recorded In Europe (Album) RCA Victor International FSP - 102 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LPM-9917 Chakachas - Dry Martini With Les Chakachas album art Les Chakachas* Dry Martini With Les Chakachas(LP, Album) RCA LPM-9917 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
LPM 10125 Chakachas - Twist / Madison / Bossa Nova / Cha Cha album art Los Chakachas* Twist / Madison / Bossa Nova / Cha Cha RCA LPM 10125 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
CAS 10133 Chakachas - One More Dance album art Les Chakachas* One More Dance (Album) RCA Camden CAS 10133 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
LPM 10053 Chakachas - Day And Night With Les Chakachas album art Les Chakachas* Day And Night With Les Chakachas (Album) RCA Victor LPM 10053 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
IK 1539 Chakachas - Les Chachachas Des Chakachas album art Les Chakachas* Les Chachachas Des Chakachas (Album, Comp) RCA Camden, RCA Camden IK 1539 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
PD-5504, PD 5504, 2480 084 Chakachas - Jungle Fever album art Chakachas Jungle Fever (Album) Polydor PD-5504, PD 5504, 2480 084 US 1970 Sell This Version
INTS 1404 Chakachas - Arriba! album art Les Chakachas* Arriba! (Album) RCA International (Camden) INTS 1404 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
86 440 IT Chakachas - Chakachas album art Chakachas Chakachas (Album) Blue Elephant, Blue Elephant, Up (6), Up (6) 86 440 IT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
OM 333.106 Y, OM 333.106-Y Chakachas - Chakachas album art Chakachas Chakachas (Album) Omega International, Omega International, Up (6), Up (6) OM 333.106 Y, OM 333.106-Y Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
6325 626 Chakachas - Tibidibang album art Les Chakachas* Tibidibang (Album) Biram 6325 626 France 1973 Sell This Version
404.4007 Chakachas - Vendo Mango album art The Chakachas* Vendo Mango(LP, Album) Red Bird Records 404.4007 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
dd-35155 Chakachas - Eso Es El Amor (New Recording 77) album art The Chakachas* Eso Es El Amor (New Recording 77) (Album) RKM dd-35155 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
2485 044 Chakachas - Les 12 Plus Beaux Cha-Cha album art Chakachas, The* / Alex Scorier Chakachas, The* / Alex Scorier - Les 12 Plus Beaux Cha-Cha (Comp, Album) Polydor 2485 044 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
LPM 10107 Chakachas - Cha-Cha-Chakachas album art Les Chakachas* Cha-Cha-Chakachas(LP) RCA LPM 10107 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
LPM 9893 Chakachas - Musique De Belgique – Music From Belgium album art John Klein (2) / Les Solistes De Liège / Les Chakachas* John Klein (2) / Les Solistes De Liège / Les Chakachas* - Musique De Belgique – Music From Belgium(LP, Album, Ltd) RCA LPM 9893 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
31.470 Les Chakachas* Les Chakachas Featuring Never On Sunday (Les Enfants Du Pirée)(LP) RCA 31.470 US Unknown Sell This Version
4B052-98670 Chakachas - Untitled album art Chakachas, The* Untitled(LP) RKM 4B052-98670 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-RCA 1097 Chakachas - Eso Es El Amor / Ay! Mulata album art Les Chakachas* Eso Es El Amor / Ay! Mulata (Single) RCA 45-RCA 1097 UK 1958 Sell This Version
EPB-9609-2 Chakachas - Eso Es El Amor album art Les Chakachas* Eso Es El Amor (EP) RCA EPB-9609-2 Europe 1958 Sell This Version
45N 0690 Chakachas - Eso Es El Amor / Beau Coco album art Les Chakachas* Eso Es El Amor / Beau Coco (Single) RCA Italiana 45N 0690 Italy 1958 Sell This Version