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Gloria Gaynor - 56% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Baccara - 47% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This Spanish girl duo had a UK number 1 in 1977 with the disco-orientated ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Sung by Maria Mendiolo (sometimes credited as Maria Mendiola) and Mayte Mateus, it was written and produced by the German team of Frank Dostal (ex-lead singer of the Rattles) and Rolf Soja, backed by studio musicians. There was a UK Top 10 follow-up, ‘Sorry I’m Read more

The Village People - 46% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Village People - 46% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

K. C. & The Sunshine Band - 44% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Pop / Rock
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KC & The Sunshine Band - 44% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Dance Disco Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This racially integrated band was formed in Florida, USA, in 1973 by Harry Wayne (KC) Casey (31 January 1951, Hialeah, Florida, USA; vocals, keyboards) and Richard Finch (b. 25 January 1954, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; bass). Arguably the cornerstone of the Miami-based TK label, the duo wrote, arranged and produced their own band’s successes, as well as those of singer Read more

George Baker Selection - 39% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Led by vocalist George Bouens - who assumed the stage surname ‘Baker’ - this MOR Dutch quintet scaled charts throughout Europe and then North America in 1970 with a debut single, ‘Little Green Bag’, composed by Bouens and group member Jan Visser. Bouens alone wrote his Selection’s next major hit, ‘Una Paloma Blanca’, which caught a holiday moo Read more

Patrick Hernandez - 39% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco
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Eruption - 38% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Dance Disco R&B / Soul
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Donna Summer - 36% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Silver Convention - 36% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

Boney M. - 35% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In 1976, German-based producer and composer Frank Farian invented a group to front a single he had already recorded, ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump?’, which sold well in Belgium and Holland. The line-up was Marcia Barrett (14 October 1948, Jamaica; vocals), Bobby Farrell (b. 6 October 1949, Aruba, West Indies; vocals), Liz Mitchell (b. 12 July 1952, Clarendon, Jamaica; vo Read more

The Trammps - 35% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Anita Ward - 34% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more

Thelma Houston - 34% match to Santa Esmeralda

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1946, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Houston left her home town of Leland, Mississippi, in the late 60s to tour with the gospel group the Art Reynolds Singers. Her impassioned vocal style and innate mastery of phrasing, most notably on the 1966 single ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’, brought her to the attention of the prodigal songwriter/arranger Jimmy Webb in 1969. He Read more


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