Get Off
by Foxy

Album: Get Off (1978)
Charted: 9

Songfacts®:

  • Foxy lead singer Ish Ledesma has a rather lengthy video on YouTube where he goes into detail about the origins of "Get Off." He claims it was on the west coast, up in northern Califnrnia where he and his band were performing in some small club. They started doing the "Ooh-wah ooh-wah" chants and the club owner absolutely hated them and threatened to "Throw the band into the bay" if they kept doing it. So Ish, out of spite and anger, came up with "Get Off" as a way to get back at the owner. The rest of the band didn't want to perform it, knowing already that it would cause trouble, but they went ahead and performed it anyway. And sure enough, the club owner had the performance stopped in mid-song, and had the band thrown out of his club. A few months later, the "revenge" song was burning up the charts. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris - San Bernardino, CA
  • Four of the five members of the group left Cuba and arrived in Miami in 1959. Percussionist Richie Puente is the son of Tito Puente. When KC & The Sunshine Band were on tour, Foxy became the house band for Miami's TK Productions.

Comments: 7

  • That Guy from The 3rd House On The LeftBorat on bass is the best.
  • Mike from SfIt is very clear, if you listen to the record, that they are saying "TIE ME UP at your place...", not "CALL me up". Yet every lyrics website has it as "Call me".
  • George from Cumming , Ga.Singing the chorus is the girl group trio named Wildflower, signed by the same label Dash/T.K. Records as was Foxy.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Carlo Driggs, lead singer with Paul Revere and the Raiders from 1983 to 2004, passed away May 31st, 2017 from a heart attack at the age of 67. Born in Havana and raised in New York, he sang and played percussion on Foxy’s "Get Off" (#9 in Pop, #1 R&B in 1978), which he also co-wrote.
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 16th 1978, Foxy performed "Get Off" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Exactly two months earlier on July 16th, 1978 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on November 5th, 1978 it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} and spent 21 weeks on the Top 100...
    On August 20th, 1978 it reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The quintet had one other record make the Top 100, "Hot Number", it peaked at #21 on the chart {#4 on the R&B Singles chart}.
  • Bill from Minneapolis, MnDon't be fooled, those are women singing the chorus. They're never in the videos nor are credited in any bios of the band or song. some people even think/thought Foxy is a girls group.
  • Donna from College Station, TxNo 9 Soul Single chart Oct 1978, source Billboard hits of 10 years ago Oct 8, 1988
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