“Black Widow Woman” by Afro-Cuban Band – Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Afro-Cuban Band is a band formed by Michael Zager – their first hit was a disco cover of Abaco Dream’s “Life and Death in G&A” from 1975. Following a successful follow up project titled “SpanDisco” in 1977 the group released a finale album in 1978 titled “Rhythm Of Life”.
“Black Widow Woman” is track from “Rhythm Of Life” and was also released as a 12” disco single. The mix of Latin and disco elements along with Zager's fantastic production give this slick and dark piece a nice funky and cha-cha feel.
I have taken the 1948 MGM musical, “The Kissing Bandit” starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse and used some of the wonderful dance sequences as a ploy for this tale of a dark and mysterious woman. It works as the Technicolor douses the screen over and over after each kick and spin.
This Disco Video Mix is dedicated to Jussi K. – thank you for the request that this number be painted with the right color and language! Enjoy!
The film was directed by Laslo Benedek
Featuring scenes from “The Kissing Bandit” – RENT THE DVD!
Disco Video Mix by Glenn Rivera
Produced by Ken Emmons