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Friday, September 6, 2013

WORK ME OVER CLAUDJA BARRY Bobby O production

Claudja Barry was one of the few artists who had a very successful transition from the disco era right up into the 80's.  Born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto her first release in 1975 Reggae Bump didn't make much of a stir. But the next year and signing to Salsoul brought out the classics Sweet Dynamite and Love for the sake of Love.

  These Tom Moulton mixes are about as classic disco as classic disco goes.

In this post I've chose to highlight a later work.  One even later then her most well known disco classic from 1978, Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes.  Another production by Jurgen S. Korduletsch, dancin' shoes really had that Euro sound that had burst wide open a little while before with Donna Summer's I Feel Love.
1982's Work Me Over bridged the next gap from Euro to out and out High Energy.  And what would you expect with the production being trusted to the legendary Bobby O?

The clubs I was going to in Washington, D.C. were pumping Work me Over in a big way, in 1982 and 1983.  I remember dancing to it fondly.  It left it's mark.  The B side a Hi Energy version of the 60's hit I Will Follow Him also got play but not nearly as much.
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