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Claudja Barry

Biography

Jamaican Performing & Recording Artists

From: Jamaica
Best Known for: 70's Disco Diva singer of "Boogie Woogie Dancin Shoes"

Bio: Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Canada Claudja Barry became a member of the diso super-group Boney M best known for their hit "Rivers Of Babylon". Boney M was formed in the mid 70's in Germany by producer Frank Farian who also sang all the male vocals, Farian had just scored a top hit in Europe with "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?" and needed a backup band to support the song on tour. In the first lineup of 1975 Boney M's members included Claudja Barry, Jamaican singer Marcia Barrett would later join the group after Barry’s departure.

After leaving Boney M, Barry would gain huge success as a solo artists with parts in the musical Hair and several hit records including her greatest hit to date the Disco anthem “Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes" in 1979. In 1985 she appeared in the movie “Rappin” starring Mario Van Peeples. She continues to record and tour.

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