Friday, August 1, 2008

The Passion of Ray Martinez

It's safe to say that I love Ray Martinez and every single track that he produced in the 1970's. From Amant's "If There's Love" to Sassy's classic "Theme From Disco 77", from George McCrae's "Kiss Me (The Way I Like It)" to his solo cut of "The Natives Are Restless", Martinez made a name for himself as a break through disco producer and musician during the 1970's. Helping solidify the "Miami Sound" of the late 70's, this Cuban native went onto create Miami based Paris International Records where he released records by Amant, Celi Bee, and others. One of my favorite Martinez produced records is the 1979 self-titled LP under the name Passion. This four track album includes disco classics "Don't Bring Back Memories" and "In New York" and remains to be one of the hardest to find disco records. Adding to that, the record consists of one of the sexiest album covers, which could make it a disco collectable all by itself. Overall, this was just another classic disco release from one of the genre's most legendary producers.

Passion - Don't Bring Back Memories
Passion - In New York

5 comments:

davidk said...

this is undoubtedly the greatest records sleeve ever. well, after gepy & gepy and easy going anyway.

Peter PleasureCruise said...

where can i find "the natives are restless" ??

i neeeeeeed it.

Pat Les Stache said...

"the natives are restless" coming soon!

Peter PleasureCruise said...

god bless you pat les stache. god bless you.

Anonymous said...

Love this Track!!! one of my all time favs...Ray Martinez Sound is Timeless....Thanks Pat for share with us...Peace :-)
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