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CLAUDJA BARRY / Claudja (1978)

CLAUDJA BARRY / Claudja (1978)

Funk Soul Disco Jazz
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Album Info

Claudja Barry is a stunnng Jamaican-born Canadian diva who got her professional start performing in European stage musicals. With her beauty and talent it was only natural that Claudja Barry would become a celebrated disco diva. Claudja came in 1978 and was released in the U.S. by Salsoul records. Although Salsoul is pretty much synonymous with the kind of robust, soul-drenched disco made popular by its core artists (i.e. Loleatta Holloway, First Choice, Instant Funk, et al.) it made an exception for the eurodisco Claudja. Produced by Jurgen Korduletsch and recorded in Munich, Claudja sounds remarkably like a mid-70s Donna Summer record (minus the Donna Summer voice, of course). It's a pretty solid disco album. There's the obligatory Motown covers with Kim Weston's "Take Me In Your Arms" and Gladys Knight's "Every Beat Of My Heart." "Dancin' Fever" is cute and it charted on the Hot 100. The heavily synthed "Love Machine" was a prelude to the more electronic, hi-nrg recordings in Barry's future. "Sexy Talkin' Lover" is a downtempo groover with a Bee Gees flavor. My favorite is "Johnny, Johnny Please Come Home" which was criminally abridged on the CD releases of this album. Though its hard to imagine that the gorgeous Barry would have to beg some dude to come back home, the instrumental breakdown in the second half of the track is quite luxurious.

Side A
Open The Door
Love Machine
When Life Was Just A Game
Take It Easy

Side B
Dancin' Fever
Johnny, Johnny Please Come Home
Take Me In Your Arms
Every Beat of My Heart
Sexy Talkin' Lover


The album code is : ODI147724

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