MICHEL: And while I’m shaking it to the Miami Sound Machine, the phones here – they would ring and ring and ring, and no one to answer, no one to assist.
Miami Sound Machine was a band of Latin-influenced music, featuring the vocals of Cuban-born singer Gloria Estefan. Established in 1975 by her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr, the name was changed to Miami Sound Machine in 1977. They were popular during the 1980s, before Gloria Estefan continued as a solo performer.
In 1985 they brought out “Conga”, which became their first hit single. It was from their album Primitive Love, and was a world-wide success, becoming the band’s signature song. It went to #10 in the US and #1 on the Hot Dance Singles chart. It was most popular in Canada and Spain, where it went to #1. It was re-recorded as a remix in 2001, and released on Gloria Estefan’s fourth compilation album.