So Hard To Find / The Right One (7")Pazazz
Miami, Florida disco-funk outfit Pazazz had their beginnings when guitarist/vocalist Tony Castellanos joined with bassist/vocalist Tim Boynton to form the Zanzibar band, which regularly gigged at the Bahia Cabana Hotel in Ft. Laderdale, as well as private parties and clubs around the immediate area. Later joined by drummer/vocalist Rick Gritz to make up the core of the band, the then Zanzibar band performed a hard-hitting blend of disco-funk, which also took cues from the elegant and soulful arrangements of Bill Withers and Steely Dan.
By the late 70s, Castellanos had bigger things in mind than merely performing around the coastal Florida area, when he changed the Zanzibar band's name to Pazazz, and began to pen original singles while working for the Norwegian Cruise Line. The result was the smooth, Commodores-esque track "So Hard To Find", with "The Right One" as its B-side, and would be pressed on two separate runs bearing differently colored labels, neither of which satisfied Castellanos, who considered both to be flawed. Copies of the single were gifted to fans during gigs, until Pazazz's disbanding in 1981.
Decades later, Kay-Dee Records is proud to present this reissue of Pazazz's rare single featuring extra funky, DJ friendly remixes of "So Hard To Find" and "The Right One", courtesy of Kenny Dope himself.