Miami Sound Machine


One of the most successful Latin American bands to crossover into the English-language market. They helped pave the way of success for many other Latin artists.

Started by then, bandleader and accordion player, Emilio Estefan, Jr., as the Miami Latin Boys, in 1975, as a weekend job.

The group name changed a year later to Miami Sound Machine, when Emilio invited a female singer, Gloria Fajardo and her cousin Merci Navarro, to join the band after a well performed audition on stage. In 1977, the group recorded their first album for a local label, Audiofon Records. Emilio would marry Gloria, a year later.

In 1980, CBS signed them to their new Latin American label, Discos CBS International and 1984's "Dr. Beat" disco smash, would lead the way to a deal with major CBS label, Epic.

The band, through its course has undergone many musician changes and in 1989, would go uncredited, when Gloria Estefan recorded as a solo artist.

Sites:Wikipedia , All Music
Members:Betty Cortez, Carlos Oliva, Clay Ostwald, Ed Calle, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Enrique Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Gustavo Lezcano, John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Juan Marcos Avila, Luis Perez (3), Mercy Murciano, Paquito Hechavarria, Rafael Padilla, Randall Barlow, Raul Murciano, Roger Fisher, Victor López (3), Wesley B. Wright
In Groups:Hermanos
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