C.O.D. (musician)

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C.O.D. was an American electro musician (real name was Raul A. Rodriguez),[1] who had a hit with "In the Bottle" which was released on Emergency Records and written by Gil-Scot Heron in 1983. The track reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1983.[2]

Rodriguez was a DJ, notable for a residency at the nightclub New York-New York, and a remixer in the New York disco scene. As well as working his own project he produced the Man Parrish hit "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)."[3]

In 1985, his electro version of Frederick Knights's "Uphill (Peace of Mind)" was featured in the climactic dance-club scene in Michael Cimino's Year of the Dragon.

One of Raul's biggest remixes was of ABBA's "Lay All Your Love On Me" in 1980.[4] Due to its popularity on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, ABBA decided to release their album version as a 12-inch single. Raul died on 4 January 2012 as the result of a severe stroke.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1983: "In the Bottle" (US Emergency Records EMDS 6535)
  • 1983: "In the Bottle" (UK Streetwave WAVE 2)
  • 1984: "Uphill (Piece of Mind)" (US Emergency Records EMDS 6545)
  • 1984: "Uphill (Piece of Mind)" (UK Streetwave MKHAN 22)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 89. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Discomusic.com
  4. ^ "Discomusic.com profile of Raul Rodriguez". Retrieved 5 December 2012.