Introduction to Foxy

Foxy

Career summary Foxy was a dance/disco/Latin music group consisting of singer/guitarist/front man Ish Ledesma, Richie Puente (percussions; he was the son of Tito Puente), Charlie Murciano (keyboards), Arnold Paseiro (bass), and Joe Galdo (drums). The band formed in Miami, Florida in 1976. They scored their biggest hit “Get Off” in 1978. Other … Read more

Introduction to the Whispers

the Whispers

Starting on R&B and soul R&B/soul/dance vocal group The Whispers formed in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The founding members included: twin brothers Wallace (aka “Scotty”) and Walter Scott, Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson, and Nicolas Caldwell. In the year that they were established, The Whispers signed up on … Read more

Gloria Gaynor – The Queen of Disco

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is an American and former disco singer, best known for the massively famous disco hit “I Will Survive.” After releasing moderately-known singles, in 1978 Gaynor recorded and released “I Will Survive” originally as a B-side to the single “Substitute.” But “I Will Survive” was seen as having more hit potential, … Read more

5000 Volts – “I’m on Fire”

5000 Volts

Introduction to the 5000 Volts 5000 Volts were a British R&B/dance group formed in London in 1974. Their single “I’m On Fire” (which was originally a B-side recording) finally became the group’s first (and international) hit in 1975, becoming a smash not only in the UK but some parts of Europe as … Read more

History of Kool and the Gang

Kool and the Gang

Introduction Kool & the Gang are a New Jersey-originated jazz/R&B/funk/soul band that have become one of the successful groups on this side of the 20th century, having sold 70 million records worldwide which spawned the hits “Jungle Boogie,” “Hollywood Swinging,” “Too Hot,” “Get Down On It,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Cherish” and their most … Read more

The Dovells – “Bristol Stomp”

The Dovells

Who are the Dovells? The Dovells were a American vocal group, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the late 1950s, they first emerged as “The Brooktones,” with members including Len Borisoff (aka Len Barry). After the group’s first single “No No No” (a regional hit), they soon disbanded with the members going on to … Read more

One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

Daddy Dewdrop

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his novelty song “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It).” Monda is essentially a songwriter, penning songs for other established acts. He had gone on to work as a songwriter for the animated TV … Read more