Miami Sound Machine, Conga! [Single] (1985)
From the album Primitive Love – the Ninth! By Miami Sound Machine and it was here that Gloria Estefan became the breakout star, which eventually caused trouble, jealousy, all that stuff. She went solo. The band limped on. Then didn’t. Etc. I was a big fan of the early Estefan solo stuff and these giant, anthemic Miama Sound Machine hit singles. Was, as in when I was a kid, at the time they were on the radio – everywhere. I’m neither here nor there with them now, though I found this in my collection just recently. And gave it a spin. I wish I had the 12” with the instrumental version of Conga! Actually. Because that’s brilliant – still. But the video to this hit single is pretty cool. I take it with me when I DJ 80s nights, but I’m not sure I’ve ever actually played it on the night. I will. Soon. One day. I guess.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Conga!
Sample Track 2: (Side B): Mucho Money
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