Barrabas

Wild Safari

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Barrabas' debut is the one that put them on the map, thanks to the surprise club hit "Woman." The Latin group -- who were pioneers in a sense with their blend of Latin, African, and American influences -- was one of the first international groups to leave its mark on the disco circuit. To this day, the song remains popular with disco/house DJs who have studied the histories of '70s clubs like the Paradise Garage and the Loft. Nothing else from Wild Safari caught on like "Woman," but the remainder sets the tone for what would follow from the group throughout the '70s: a combination of rock, dance music, soul with Latin roots, and an equal love for traditional pop structures and instrumental workouts.

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