C.O.D. – In The Bottle (1983)

The late Raul A. Rodriguez was one of a group of legendary New York City Disco era DJs who not only spun at many local clubs, but also went on to remix Disco records.

Raul is most notable for his residency at New York-New York and Bonds International on Times Square and for his many classic remixes for Disconet including the highly sought after remix he did of Abba’s “Lay All Your Love On Me in 1980. He also produced such notable hits as Man Parrish’s “Hip Hop, Be Bop”.

Raul is perhaps best known for his work with the Sugarscoop group of labels (Sugarscoop, Disconet Program Service, & Importe/12),  as well as producing his own electro versions of two club classics under the name C.O.D.

The first of these singles was a cover of the Gil Scott-Heron classic “In The Bottle”

Raul passed away from complications from a stroke on January 4, 2012.

In The Bottle                                     5:59

In The Bottle (Instrumental)              5:42

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C.O.D. – Uphill (Peace Of Mind) (1984)

C.O.D. was an American electro musician (real name was Raul A. Rodriguez),who had a hit with “In the Bottle” which was released on Emergency Records and written by Gil-Scott Heron in 1983. The track reached #54 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1983.

Rodriguez was a DJ, notable for a residency at the nightclub New York-New York, and a remixer in the New York disco scene. As well as working his own project he produced the Man Parrish hit “Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop).”

In 1985, his electro version of Frederick Knights’s “Uphill (Peace of Mind)” was featured in the climactic dance-club scene in Michael Cimino’s Year of the Dragon.

Uphill (Peace Of Mind) (Vocal)          5:45

Uphill (Peace Of Mind) (Dub Mix)     6:07

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