Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Artist: Pobi, Album: Send Me An Angel, Song: Send Me An Angel

Pobi was a dance artist from Quebec who started making a name for herself in the mid to late eighties.  There isn't a lot of information on her career but she seemed to have some 12" singles in 1988 with indie dance label, Hitt Records.  However, she then teamed up with ex-Matra producer Joe LaGreca, who was the mastermind behind numerous disco releases in the seventies including those done by Carol Jiani (see blog 3/29/11).  In 1993, she released her first full length entitled, Send Me Angel.  It was produced at Studio Harmony in Montreal and the title track was a dance cover of an obscure 80's hit by an Australian band named, Real Life.  Real Life's version was already a great song and had appeared in popular movies like Teen Wolf with Michael J. Fox.  Nonetheless, Pobi and LaGreca did a masterful job at accentuating it's pop qualities and transforming it into a club anthem without straying too far from the original song.  The song has since been included on a number of dance compilations and the album is also available for download on Itunes.  You can hear the song, Send Me An Angel, on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOL-3gBzxBg).  Thanks for reading and enjoy!