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Click below for a Foxy sample:

Get Off

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Foxy didn't invent the "whoop whoop" cry that became a disco trademark, but they helped make it a national phenomenon with "Get Off," a smoker of a tune that utilized the phrase as one of its hooks.  It was the artistic high point for the Miami band led by Ish Ledesma.  The song also represented a stylistic shift from the Latin disco vibe of their first album (their percussionist was the son of Tito Puente) to a funkier spirit. 

Foxy was inspired to compose the song after visiting clubs and observing the disco crowd punctuate particularly memorable moves and songs with "whoop whoop."  "Get Off" was the cornerstone of their second album and eventually hit the top 10.  But the song became a burden of sorts because their newfound fans expected all their songs to have the same sound.  Outside of "Hot Number," they didn't really try to emulate "Get Off" and their popularity suffered.  They broke up in 1980 and Ish became a producer.

Foxy's Deepest Grooves

Foxy (Dash, 1976)
Forever relegated to obscurity, the pick to click is "Get Off Your Aaah and Dance."

Get Off (Dash, 1978)
Smash album supported by "Tena's Song" and "You" to go along with the big hit.  Background vocals by Wildfire.

Hot Number (Dash, 1979)
Last major release from the boys.  Main tracks are "Devil Boogie" and the title cut.

Party Boys (Foxy, 1979)

Best of (Hot, 1994)

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