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Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

Everyone loves “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas. There’s something deeply satisfying about any song that uses the stereotypical oriental riff. I love it in “Kung Fu Fighting.” I love the same riff in “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors. It’s not politically correct. It’s not brilliant songwriting. But it sets the stage and suddenly an African-American man singing about Kung Fu Fighting makes perfect sense. “Kung Fu Fighting” takes us back to the early 1970s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop