Troglodyte (Cave Man)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Troglodyte (Cave Man), originally released as "Troglodite", is a 1972 funk song by the Jimmy Castor Bunch. It peaked at #4 on the R&B charts and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, especially the intro "What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time", has been heavily sampled in hip hop.

A character introduced in the song, Bertha Butt, ("One of the Butt Sisters".) would be featured in many later Castor Bunch songs, including 1975's "The Bertha Butt Boogie".

The song is noted for its repeated falsetto line: "I'll Sock it to Ya, Daddy!!", Heard also once before in the song's fade of the "Bertha Butt Boogie".

The song sold over half-a-million copies, and has been certified gold by the RIAA


The following songs have sampled some part of Troglodtye:

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