Foxy is a Latin dance/disco group formed in 1976 in Hialeah, Florida.
The group consisted of singer and guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma, percussionist Richard "Richie" Puente, keyboardist Charlie Murciano, bass guitarist Arnold Paseiro, and drummer Joe Galdo. Carlo Driggs contributed vocals/percussion and shared songwriting credits on their second album, Get Off.
Puente, who died on July 18, 2004 at aged 51, was the son of the famous bandleader Tito Puente. A news report on the website allaboutjazz.com said Richard Puente "was hospitalized after suffering from viral encephoplopathy due to a prior brain injury that was the result of a mugging over 10 years ago. Since his release from the hospital, Richie had been nonverbal, confined to a bed and wheelchair and relegated to tube feeding. He resided at home with his 95-year-old grandmother and his mother, Ida Carlini."
Foxy's biggest hit was "Get Off" in 1978 (written by Ledesma and Driggs), which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Soul chart for two weeks. It was their only release from the 1978 album Get Off, which was released in 1978. In early 1979, the band (and session musician George Terry) were in Criteria Studios, Miami, where they played on the backing track of ABBA's song "Voulez-Vous", the only time ABBA recorded outside of Sweden.
Their third album Hot Numbers was released the following year. The first single, "Hot Number" peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #4 on the Soul chart in 1979.
In addition to his involvement and writing credits with Foxy, Carlo Driggs was the lead singer of Kracker, which released three albums. Driggs was also the lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders for over 20 years. Driggs died in Miami, Florida on May 31, 2017 of a sudden massive heart attack after playing with his band at home at age 67.
|Year||Album||Chart positions||Record label|
|"—" denotes the album failed to chart|
|1976||"Get off Your Aaahh and Dance"||—||39||2||Foxy|
|1977||"The Way You Do the Things You Do"||—||—||5|
|1978||"Get Off"||9||1||18||Get Off|
|1979||"Hot Number"||21||4||26||Hot Numbers|
|"—" denotes the single failed to chart|