Harmony Cats - Harmony Cats' Theme/Seja Como N s (De P No Ch o)
Cat. no: BRZ45093
Release Date: 13 Aug 2021
Genre: World Music
For number 93 in the Brazil45 series, we present two favourites from the Harmony Cats.
A female vocal quintet (who later became a trio) from S o Paulo. They formed in 1976 and were most prolific in the disco period.
‘Harmony Cats’ Theme’ from 1976 is probably the group best known track outside of Brazil. Owing a lot to Rhythm Heritage’s version of ‘Barretta’s Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow)’ it’s wonderfully spacey breakbeat and percussive production with lush, floaty vocals makes it a real crossover classic record. ‘Seja Como Nos (De Pe No Chao)’ is instantly recognisable. Tucked away on the b-side of their 1979 single ‘Tem Dinheiro Nisso’ on Young Records, it is a beast of a cover version of The Jacksons’ classic ‘ Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’.
Nothing subtle or sophisticated here. Just a song of pure disco joy, enhanced with awesome Brazilian production and the Cats’ trademark vocal arrangements.
A get-of-jail-free card for any DJ that finds themselves stuck with an empty dance-floor, but also one that will put smiles on the faces of the more discerning leftfield club crowds.
- Next installment in BRAZIL45 Series.
- Features cover of The Jacksons ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’.
- 2 tracks of pure disco joy.
Tracks: Harmony Cats’ Theme / Seja Como N s (De P No Ch o)