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  Celi Bee and the Buzzy Bunch
 

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Click below for a Celi Bee sample:

For The Love Of My Man

  

 
Celi Bee (real name Celinas Soho) had a nice run of campy disco hits that earned her minor-level diva status back in the day.  She's from Puerto Rico and Pepe Luis Soto thought she had sufficient appeal to get her signed to TK.

He produced the first, self-titled LP which gave us the novelty chestnut "Superman," which was quickly covered by Herbie Mann.  "One Love" and "Closer Closer" were also popular cuts from the record, indicating that she might not be a flash in the pan.

Any doubts about her stayin gpower were silenced after "Macho" caused serious disco damage in 1978.  The winning streak continued with "Fly Me On The Wings of Love" and "Boomerang," after which she hit with "Blow My Mind" and formed his own label.

Celi Bee's Deepest Grooves

Celi Bee & the Buzzy Bunch (Apa, 1977)
The 30 minute album delivers short and sweet examples of Celi's loungy disco style.  A hidden gem is "It's Sad," which got looped for a Mo Wax record in the late 90s.

Alternating Currents (APA, 1978)

Fly Me on the Wings of Love (APA, 1979)

Blow My Mind (Apa, 1980)

For the Love of My Man (Hot, 1995)
The indispensible Hot Records comes through once again with a compilation of Celi Bee's work.  Needless to say, this is the only place to get her best work on a single disc.

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