Carl Douglas

  • Born Carlton George in Jamaica on 10 May 1942 (age 81 years)
  • He is a Jamaican-British recording artist based in the UK
  • He spent his childhood in England playing football, and vocal training
  • He developed a passion for soul music and is a trained tenor voice, which he would display in church singing
  • He was the first Jamaican-born singer to have a No. 1 single in the U.S
  • His most famous song was rewritten and used for the 2008 animated film “Kung Fu Panda” 
  • He is best known for his 1974 disco single “Kung Fu Fighting” which won him a Grammy Award for Best Selling Single
  • Our guest was originally hired to sing “I Want to Give You My Everything” but the record company needed something to record for the B-side, and he was asked if he had any lyrics they could use. After having spent over two hours recording the A-side and then taking a break, “Kung Fu Fighting” was recorded quickly in the last ten minutes of studio time and in only two takes
  • He did release an album called “Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs”
  • The original lyrics are considered racist by today’s standards and were completely rewritten for the 2008 animated film “Kung Fu Panda” 
  • He is considered a one-hit-wonder in the U.S., but he recorded 10 singles and three albums though none of them came close to the success of “Kung Fu Fighting.”
  • The single sold 11 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time
  • His hits are: “Dance the Kung Fu” and “Kung Fu Fighting.”

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