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post Jan 17 2015, 07:19 AM
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i have been very much getting into boney m as of late. hasn't their reputation been something of them cheesy and tacky and a joke of the 70s or have i got that completely wrong. as i am going through the 'essential boney m', everything i am listening to sounds both utterly ridiculous but not in the dated in the slightly?


1 Daddy Cool 3:26
2 Sunny 3:56
3 Rivers Of Babylon 4:15
4 El Lute 4:00
5 No Woman No Cry 4:20
6 Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday 3:55
7 Rasputin 4:42
8 Painter Man 3:15
9 Belfast 3:26
10 Brown Girl In The Ring 4:00
11 Kalimba De Luna 4:13
12 Happy Song 3:56
13 Still I'm Sad 4:32
14 Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord 4:01
15 Baby Do You Wanna Bump 2:25
16 Felicidad 2:50
17 Gotta Go Home 2:30
18 Ma Baker 4:35

do they actually have a bad single between 76-81?







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post Jan 17 2015, 11:12 AM
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Incredible band, one of the very best in my opinion.

Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Rivers Of Babylon, Brown Girl In The Ring, Gotta Go Home all phenomenal. Even their Christmas song is up there with the best!
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post Jan 17 2015, 04:16 PM
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I love Boney M and am always playing my GH cd. I lived through the time when they were having hits and in 1978 they were huge with Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl... then the Christmas No.1. My fave is Hooray Hooray.... though, so catchy!!

Saw them, well Marcia and some other singers, at a free concert near us a couple of years ago. She belted out all the hits and they sounded great.


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post Jan 17 2015, 04:53 PM
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they were hugely popular at the time and had a great run of singles. Possibly the reason they don't sound dated is because they never sounded remotely fashionable, like anyone else, and were well-produced. Like many old pop stars they are critically sniffed-at these days. I saw Liz Mitchell 10 years back at a free gig doing the oldies, good fun.

People still know the songs, so maybe I will do a quickie rate for Boney M next as most of the A acts probably don't have 10 well-known tracks (Ace Of Base, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, a-ha, All Saints, Tori Amos) though if there's interest in them I'll do any of them. Marc Almond will be part of Soft Cell, and Christina Aguilera I'm on the fence: Genie In A Bottle is technically 20th century, though everything else charted this century, and I guess she could qualify under that...and it IS 10 to 15 years ago now. cool.gif
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Sorry, meant Liz Mitchell. Even the teenagers seemed to know a lot of the songs like Daddy Cool and Brown Girl In The Ring. It's said that Bobby Farrell, who died a few years ago, never actually sang on any of them but danced and mimed on TV and in concert. It was rumoured that producer Frank Farian did the male vocals.

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