- Posted December 30, 2013 by
2014 Coati Mundi!
"Sube Las Manos" featuring songwriter, producer and actor extraordinaire Coati Mundi is scheduled for release early January 2014. The single, Sube Las Manos written and produced by Ron Rogers and Mundi, along with a 6 song remix E.P. including the single will be in all Itunes, Amazon.com and Sony Entertainment Unlimited stores January 2014. Coati Mundi and Ron Rogers are no strangers to one another. In 1975, the two met during the formation of "Dr, Buzzard's Original Savannah Band", brought together by the group's founders August Darnell and Stony Browder. Coati played piano originally, says Rogers "but after Stony heard him on the vibraphone it was vibes all the way". "Coati is an awesome musician" adds Rogers. August Darnell and Ron Rogers were high school buddies and band mates in the Air Bubbles, a popular local school group. After Darnell and Rogers went their separate ways, Darnell and older brother Stony Browder formed the Savannah Band. During the same period, Rogers, former drummer and band leader for the vocal pop group "The Duprees", ("Have You Heard", " You Belong To Me") opened the Matrix Recording And Rehearsal Studio on 27 th Street in New york. The studio hosted rehearsals for The Ramones, Kiss, Cameo and many other upcoming New York based bands. Darnell arranged with Rogers studio time for his Savannah Band project - in preparation for showcasing the new act to for major labels. The group subsequently signed with Thomas Mottola and R.C.A. records, delivering a monster hit titled Cherchez La Femme, produced by Sandy Linzer; written by August and Stony. In 1978, Darnell and Rogers produced the Gichy Dan's Beachwood # 9 album for R.C.A. Records featuring orchestrations and string arrangements by Coati Mundi a/k/a Sugar Coated Andy Hernendez. The three followed up with the Billboard chart topping # 1 "Deputy Of Love" written by Rogers, produced by Darnell and Mundi for Ze Records. Ze included 'Deputy Of Love on a compilation album titled Seize The Beat, along with a Rogers production "Cowboys And Gangsters" by Gichy Dan; Nona Hendryx's "Busting Out" and Stony Browder's remake of Lennon and McCartney's "Drive My Car" by Ze artist Christina. The compilation, cired as one of the top dance records of the year by Rolling Stone Magazine gained popularity in clubs largely due to the inclusion of Coati's hit "Que Pasa Me No Pop I". Coati Mundi's extensive career in music, is rivaled only by his impressive resume of acting credits. Mundi has appeared on the TV show "Miami Vice", starring Don Johnson and made appearances in the feature films "Who's That Girl" starring Madonna, and "We Own" the Night starring Joaquin Phoenix.