Monday, April 14, 2008

Hot Margherita

In 1980, songwriter Pino Massara wrote the classic rare instrumental disco track "Margherita" under the aliase Margueritas. This track has always been a favorite of mine ever since I heard it on Morgan Geist's 2003 Unclassics LP. I didn't know this untill recently however, that Frank Farian's known disco studio project Boney M. did an alternative version of the song that same year. Boney M.'s version included full vocals and was appropriately renamed "Felicidad (Margherita)". This track was released in 12-inch and 7-inch formats, and remains to be a highly sought after collector's item for many disco enthusiasts, which would definitely include myself in that group. This is a great example of a group taking an already amazing song and putting a very unique and successful spin on it.

Boney M. - Felicidad (Margherita)

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