Sunday, April 3, 2016

Musical Interlude: Kung Fu Fighting (1974)

Carl Douglas had just one big hit, and it would ultimately become a pop culture legend.

"Kung Fu Fighting" hit #1 on the pop & soul charts as one of the first disco records of the mid-70's. It served as the theme for martial arts explosion in popular culture. Today, El Rey is revisiting those times with martial arts movies on Thursdays.

34 years later, Jack Black & Cee-Lo Green recorded a politically correct cover for the soundtrack to "Kung Fu Panda", but nothing, really, beats the original.

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