Foxy (band)

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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.[1]

Puente, who died on July 18, 2004 at aged 51,[2] was the son of the famous bandleader Tito Puente. A news report on the website 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."[3]

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.[4]

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.

Ish Ledesma later formed the groups Oxo in 1983 and Company B in 1986, the latter with his wife Lori L., her sister Lezlee Livrano, and Susan Johnson.

In addition to his involvement and writing credits with Foxy,[1] 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.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[5] Record label
1976 Foxy Dash
1978 Get Off 12 3
1979 Hot Numbers 29 10
1979 Party Boys
1980 Live
"—" denotes the album failed to chart


Year Single Chart positions[6] Albums
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
"Rrrrrrock" 66 Party Boys
1980 "Party Boys" 24
"—" denotes the single failed to chart


  1. ^ a b Foxy- Get Off album, tracklist and personnel
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  4. ^ Palm, Carl Magnus (6 May 2011). "Liner notes, part 1". Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Foxy US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Foxy US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-04-26.