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Carl Douglas

The one-hit wonder behind the disco novelty smash "Kung Fu Fighting," Carl Douglas was also the first Jamaican-born artist to score a number one single in the United States. Douglas was raised in both California and Jamaica, and eventually moved to England to study sound engineering. In 1964, he formed a group called the Big Stampede, which released a couple of U.K. singles; two years later, he formed the Explosions while living in Spain. Upon returning to England, Douglas teamed up with a band called Gonzales, which quickly led to his becoming a session vocalist for Pye Records. In 1972, Douglas worked with Indian-born producer Biddu on the soundtrack to the Richard Roundtree film Embassy; so, two years later, when Biddu was searching for a vocalist to record the Larry Weiss composition "I Want to Give You My Everything," he contacted Douglas. Needing a quick B-side, Biddu set a melody to some lyrics Douglas had written about the kung fu craze sweeping pop culture courtesy of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon and David Carradine's TV series Kung Fu. "Kung Fu Fighting" was recorded in just ten minutes and elevated to the A-side of the single at Pye's insistence. The song topped the charts first in the U.K., then the U.S. and several other countries, selling over nine million copies worldwide. Pye quickly cobbled together an LP featuring a few novelty tracks and some straight-up soul/disco tunes, releasing it as Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs. The follow-up single, "Dance the Kung Fu," flopped in America, pegging Douglas as strictly a novelty act, but it made the Top 20 in Britain, and "Run Back" reached the U.K. Top 30 in 1977. Douglas went on to release two more albums, Love, Peace and Happiness in 1979 and Keep Pleasing Me in 1983; the title track of the former was a U.K. Top 30 hit. Douglas eventually moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he owns a profitable production company that supplies music for films and advertisements. ~ Steve Huey
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Oldie damn it wz so kol
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Chek ur voice
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In the 70s kids were pretty freaking fast. ;)
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It's like I'm watching Kung fu panda
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This song is cool
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LOL kung fu panda
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Yeah that's my jam
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^Jaco~Duby~L e e ^
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"Do you love me too' Yes I do whoo whoo ooh ooh" that's the jammmm!!!
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brings me back to my childhood- such a fun/happy song!
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Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting
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Its a nice song
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Well, yes...

Funky Billy Chan...
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I feel like I am victory
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This is one of the bedrocks of late night infomercial albums. Carl is tender but touch because he could sing like an angel but fight like the champ. His moves look just a little bit frightening on the infomercial. . .
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Then check ur voice
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Reminds me of my childhood... . don't ask ��
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You still don't want to mess with me I've got a broom
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I' just kidding
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I'm also a black belt.
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I was breaking boards the other day
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I'm going to break some boards and bricks now. HUU!!
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Fukpuck huh huh go happing it will cool liesn
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I love this song
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Awake at 1.00 a.m. and then this is on
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AMAZING!!
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Literally
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those kids were fast as lightning in fact it was a little bit frightening.
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expert fighting
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I love this song
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Best song ever
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Awake at 12:00 and this comes on
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HAAAAAAAAAAA A A A YAAAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A A !
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Kung fu funk lol
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I've had this Pure Funk album for 20+ yrs. however I lived the funk. Still do. But Kung Fu Fighting isn't pure funk. It's quirky funk.
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"Everyone was kung fu fighting!" ☺
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Kung fu panda is all I thought XD but seriously I love this song
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I love this song!!!!
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Kung fu kick
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Come at me your going down bro HAAAAAAAAAAA A A A YAAAAAAAAAAA A A A A A A A A A A A
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Those kids were Kung fu fighting and fast as lightning
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