Foxy (70s/80s US disco/funk group, "Get Off")

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

The group consisted of vocalist-guitarist Ish "Angel" Ledesma (born on October 2, 1952 in Cuba), percussionist Richard "Richie" Puente, keyboardist Charlie Murciano, bass guitarist Arnold Paseiro (born on October 30, 1950) and drummer Joe Galdo. Carl Driggs contributed vocals/percussion and shared songwriting credits on their second album, Get Off. Puente (who died on July 18, 2004 aged 51 of viral encephoplopathy following an assault) was the son of the late, 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 album Get Off, which was released in 1978.

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.

Carl (Carlo) Driggs, in addition to his involvement and writing credits with Foxy, was the lead singer of Kracker, a group touted by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who released three albums. Driggs was also the lead singer of Paul Revere and The Raiders for over 20 years.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1976 Foxy 2
1978 Get Off 5 2
1979 Hot Numbers 4 1
1979 Party Boys 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Get Off: The Best of Foxy 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Get Off / Tena's Song 1
1978 Get Off / You Make Me Hot 1
1979 Hot Number 1
1979 Rrrrrrock / Devil Boogie 1
1980 Party Boys 1

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