Just recently discovered this great track.. I'm honestly not too familiar with Santa Esmeralda's output aside from their first LP "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (1977, Casablanca) and "Sevilla Nights," but this is one excellent piece of latin-inspired disco. Some hot drum breaks on this track with some wonderful Costandinos-esque passages (check out those horns at 4.45). Apparently this also made the top 10 of the dance chart in 1979, so something of a follow-up hit for them as well. Ironically some of the "latin disco" acts I've come across lately (Santa Esmeralda and Two Man Sound particularly) seem to be produced largely by either non-Spanish/Spanish-speaking or non-Brazilian producers. It probably clouds their authenticity a bit, but this song certainly gives a few more points in Santa Esmeralda's favour. This version that I posted is only 6.56, but there is a fourteen minute suite out there that I'll hopefully get my hands on one of these days..
SANTA ESMERALDA - ANOTHER CHA-CHA LP @ DISCOGS
SANTA ESMERALDA - ANOTHER CHA-CHA LP (REVIEW) @ ALLMUSIC.COM
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