· FOXY, formed in 1976 in Miami,
Florida, were a Latin Dance/Disco group who joined the city’s famed T.K.
Records stable as their house band after hit makers K.C. & The Sunshine
Band left the label. Foxy consisted of Ish "Angel” Ledesma (vocals, guitar),
Arnold Pasiero (bass), Richie Puente, Jr. (percussion), Charlie Murchiano
(keyboards), and Joe Galdo (drums) and together they fused a Cuban influenced
Latin dance sound with a Euro disco edge.
· Music fans would be forgiven for
thinking that Get Off (CDBBR0241) was
Foxy's debut album as it introduced them to the wider world with its title
track reaching the coveted #1 spot on the R&B charts in 1978. However the
harder, more rock and Latin influenced disco sound on Get Off had been preceded by the group’s eponymous debut for Dash
Records in 1976.
· FOXY has a much smoother, slicker
and less in your face sound then Get Off
and as a result many of its tracks gained wide exposure on the dance floors
while not producing a bone-fide crossover hit.
· The major club hit from the album, ‘Get
Off Your Aahh! And Dance,’ did achieve a very respectable #39 R&B in April 1976
featuring a much lusher and glossier Euro influenced disco sound with a subtle
Latin edge that is also present on cuts such as the opener ‘You Make Me Hot’
and closer ‘Let’s Love.’ ‘Baby I’m Leaving’ is the one example of a strictly
Latin sound which has been likened to recordings by El Chicano and Jose
Feliciano around that time.
BBR is very proud to bring you FOXY,
completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and
extended bonus content.
is a must have for all Disco, Funk, and Latin fans out there!
Our Price: £9.95
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