Santa Esmeralda is a U.S./French disco group formed in the 1970s; perhaps best known for their hit disco remakes of the 1960s hits "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "House of the Rising Sun". The group featured original lead singer Leroy Gómez in 1977/1978 and singer Jimmy Goings from late 1978 until 1983, and once again original lead singer Leroy Gómez from the 1990s to this day.
|Labels||Philips Records, Fauves Puma, Casablanca Records, Hot Productions and Pazzazz Records.|
|Previous members||The Original Santa Esmeralda Leroy Gómez (Lead vocals 1977-78) Jimmy Goings (Lead vocals 1978-83) Jean Claude Petit (Keyboards, arrangements, composer) José Souc (Spanish guitars, arrangements) Slim Pezin (Electric guitars, arrangements) Christian Padovan (Bass)|
|Years of activity||1977–1983; 2002–present|