Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday 12-inch Flashback: ‘Dr. Beat’

Inevitably, ineffably, I had to get around to mentioning the Miami Sound Machine.

You know... for Hispanic Heritage Month.

In the U.S.A., that group’s English-language breakout cut was the unforgettable (and yet I try) “Conga.” Way back in 1985.

But the previous year, Gloria Estefan and the boys had an international hit called “Dr. Beat.” It was a Top-10 single in Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

Yep, “Dr. Beat” paved the way for Ms. Estefan to become the most famous Cuban since Castro.


bklyn6 said...

Yeah, "Dr. Beat" is way better than "Conga".

Adrean said...

By far my FAVORITE Miami Sound Machine song. Thanks for picking that one, UBM. It brings back good memories.

jayesel said...

She's GOP along with that new gay husband of hers.