Foxy (band)

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Foxy is a Latin dance/disco group formed in 1976 in Hialeah, Florida.

Career[edit]

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 aged 51 of viral encephoplopathy following an assault,[2] was the son of the famous bandleader Tito Puente.

Their 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.[3]

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 and The Raiders for over 20 years. Carl died in Miami, Florida on May 31, 2017 of a sudden massive heart attack after playing with his band at home at age 67.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[4] Record label
US US
R&B
1976 Foxy Dash
1978 Get Off 12 3
1979 Hot Numbers 29 10
1979 Party Boys
1980 Live
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[5] Albums
US US
R&B
US
Dance
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Foxy- Get Off album, tracklist and personnel
  2. ^ Son of Latin Jazz Great Tito Puente Dies
  3. ^ Palm, Carl Magnus (6 May 2011). "Liner notes, part 1". Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Foxy US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Foxy US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26.