Friday

Boney M frontman Bobby Farrell died on 30 December 2010

 Birth name-Roberto Alfonso Farrell
Born-6 October 1949, San Nicolaas, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Died-30 December 2010(aged 61), Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Occupation(s)-Dancer, entertainer
Years active-1975–2010
Associated acts-Boney M.

Roberto "Bobby" Alfonso Farrell (6 October 1949 – 30 December 2010) was a Dutch dancer and performer from Aruba, best known as the male member of the successful 1970s pop and disco group Boney M. Farrell was born and raised on the island of Aruba in the Lesser Antilles. He left after finishing school at 15 and was a sailor for two years before moving to Norway. He then went to the Netherlands, where he found occasional work as a DJ before finding better opportunities in Germany.
 In Germany, he worked mostly as a DJ until producer Frank Farian spotted him for his new Boney M. group. He became the sole male singer in the group, although Farian later revealed that Bobby made almost no vocal contributions to the group's records, with Farian himself performing the male parts on the songs in the studio. Liz Mitchell claimed that only she, Marcia Barrett and Farian had sung on the hit recordings. Farrell did, however, perform live in some of the various incarnations of 'Boney M', including the main 1970s incarnation. Farrell left the group in 1981, after clashes with Farian. He was replaced by Reggie Tsiboe. He re-joined in 1984, and continued as a member until it finally split in 1986 Farrell lived for many years in Amsterdam, in the neighbourhood of Gaasperdam in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuidoost.
In 1981 he married Macedonian Romani Jasmine Shaban. They had daughter Zanillya Farrell in 1983 and son Zanin. They split in 1995.
He died on the morning of 30 December 2010, in a hotel in Saint Petersburg, of heart failure. His agent John Seine said Farrell was complaining of breathing problems after performing with his band the evening before. Farrell's body was reportedly discovered by hotel staff after he failed to respond to an alarm call. He was buried at Zorgvlied cemetery.
Very soon after his death was reported, it was observed to have occurred on the anniversary of, and in the same city as, the death of Rasputin, described in Boney M's eponymous hit single, in a case of life imitating art; Farrell had also dressed up as Rasputin in some band performances of the song.His daughter Zanillya Farrell is a rapper. In December 2011, she won the national music prize Grote Prijs van Nederland in the hip hop category.


Monday

Boney M - 1985 Eye Dance (Seventh Album)

                                             Boney M - 1985 Eye Dance (Seventh Album)

 
 


"Eye Dance" is the seventh and final studio album released under the Boney M.

Boney M - 1985 - Eye Dance

Label: Hansa
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Arranged By, Keyboards, Programmed By - Harry Baierl , Pit Löw
Arranged By, Keyboards, Programmed By, Guitar, Bass - Mats Björklund
Artwork By Cover Design - David Simic
Drums - Curt Cress
Engineer - Bernd Berwanger , Carmine Di , Michael Bestmann , Tammy Grohé
Producer - Frank Farian
Vocals - Bobby Farrell , Liz Mitchell , Maizie Williams , Marcia Barrett , Reggie Tsiboe
Notes: Recorded and mixed at: Far Studios, Rosbach; Basic Studio, München.

Tracklisting:
1-"Young, Free and Single" (Applegate, Farian, Rayen) - 4:10
2-"Todos Buenos" (Applegate, Farian) - 4:34
3-"Give It Up" (Dietrich, Grabowski, Simons) - 3:58
4-"Sample City" (Ehrhardt, Farian) - 3:43
5-"My Cherie Amour" (Cosby, Moy, Stevie Wonder) - 4:04
6-"Eye Dance" (Applegate, Farian, Low) - 4:04
7-"Got Cha Loco" (Applegate, Baierl, Farian, Rayen) - 3:34
8-"Dreadlock Holiday" (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) - 4:52
9-"Chica da Silva" (Courage, Farian, Reyam) - 5:33
10-"Bang Bang Lulu" (Farian) - 3:01

Eye Dance is the seventh and final studio album released under the Boney M. moniker and was released in the autumn of 1985. The cover artwork was significant of the state the group was in at that time : neither the famous "Boney M." logo nor the "singers" photograph did appear, replaced by an anonymous drawing.
In fact, Eye Dance was recorded with a number of session singers and original members Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett only appearing on a few of the tracks, the main focus being on Reggie Tsiboe. The singles "My Cherie Amour" and "Young Free and Single", promoted by Boney M. as a quintet with Bobby Farrell back in the line-up, as well as the album were resounding failures both critically and commercially and in early 1986 the band and producer Frank Farian went their separate ways after a "10 Years Boney M." anniversary TV special.
The 10cc cover "Dreadlock Holiday" had been planned as the third single in January 1986 but was cancelled - instead "Daddy Cool - Anniversary Recording '86" was released and failed to chart anywhere. In the summer of 1986, after the members had gone their separate ways, Farian released "Bang Bang Lulu", and in 1987 Farian re-recorded "Dreadlock Holiday" with his own lead and backing vocals and released it as a single under the pseudonym Top Deck in Germany. The Farian solo version appears in remixed form on 1993 hits compilation More Gold - 20 Super Hits Vol. II.

Personnel:
Reggie Tsiboe - lead vocals (1, 5, 8 & 10), backing vocals
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (7 & 9), backing vocals
Frank Farian - lead vocals (2, 4, 6) backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - backing vocals
Bobby Farrell - lead vocoder vocal (1)
Rhonda Heath (La Mama) - vocals (2 & 3)
Madeleine Davis (La Mama) - vocals (2 & 3)
Patricia Shockley (La Mama) - vocals (2 & 3)
Amy Goff - backing vocals (1, 5, 8 & 10)
Elaine Goff - backing vocals (1, 5, 8 & 10)
Harry Baierl - keyboards
Mats Björklund - keyboards, guitar, bass
Pit Löw - keyboards
Curt Cress - drums

Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Harry Baierl - arranger, programmer
Mats Björklund - arranger, programmer
Pit Löw - arranger, programmer
Bernd Berwanger - sound engineer
Carmine Di - engineer
Michael Bestmann - engineer
Tammy Grohé - engineer
David Simic - artwork, cover design
Recorded and mixed at Far Studios, Rosbach and Basic Studio, Munich.

Single releases
UK   /   7"
"Young, Free & Single" - 4:18 / "Chica Da Silva" - 4:33 (Carrere Records CAR 384, 1985)

UK   /   12"
"Young, Free & Single" - 8:10 / "Chica Da Silva" - 4:33 (Carrere Records CART 384, 1985)

Germany   /   7"
"My Cherie Amour" - 4:00 / "Sample City" - 4:00 (Hansa Records 107 340-100, 1985)
"Young, Free & Single" - 4:18 / "Blue Beach" - 4:00 (Hansa 107 604-100, 1985)
"Bang Bang Lulu" (7" Remix) - 3:31 / "Chica Da Silva" - 4:33 (Hansa 108 395-100, 1986)

Germany   /   12"
"My Cherie Amour" (12" Mix) - 8:51 / "Sample City" (12" Mix) - 4:15 (Hansa 601 686-213, 1985)
"Young, Free & Single" (12" Mix) - 8:10 / "Blue Beach" - 4:00 (Hansa - 601 839-213, 1985)
"Bang Bang Lulu" (12" Remix) - 3:58 / "The Calendar Song (January, February, March...)" (Oceans of Fantasy album edit) - 2:37 / "Chica Da Silva" - 4:29 (Hansa 608 395-213)
"Blue Beach" is a voxless version of "Young Free and Single".

"Eye Dance" is the seventh and final studio album released under the Boney M.

Boney M - 1984 Ten Thousand Lightyears (Sixth Album)


                                                                         

                                       

Boney M – 1984 - Ten Thousand Lightyears

Label: Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
Country: Spain
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Disco

Tracklisting:
1-"Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001)" (Davis, Farian, Kawohl) - 5:19
2-"Wild Planet" (Bischof, Farian; written as "Wild Jlanet" on the version issued by Music Box Records in Greece) - 4:06
3-"Future World" (Bischof, Farian) - 3:48
4-"Where Did You Go?" (Bischof, Kawohl) - 4:09
5-"10.000 Lightyears" (Bischof, Bjorklund, Farian, Kawohl) - 4:32
6-"I Feel Good" (Bischof, Farian, Barzscht) - 3:05
7-"Somewhere in the World" (Davis, Grohe, Keilhauer) - 4:38
8-"Bel Ami" (Bischof, Farian, Rainford) 3:12
9-"Living Like a Moviestar" (Bischof, Farian, Kawohl) - 3:04
10-"Dizzy" (Tommy Roe, Weller) - 3:28
11-"The Alibama" (Davis, Farian, Reyam) - 3:11
12-"Jimmy" (Farian, Howell, Daansen) - 3:02
        New Version 1982
13-"Barbarella Fortuneteller" (Davis, Farian, Kawohl) - 2:58

Ten Thousand Lightyears is the sixth studio album by Boney M. and the first to feature new member Reggie Tsiboe who had taken over Bobby Farrell's role as the band's leading man in early 1982. The first single to emerge from new recording sessions in 1982 was a cover version of The Seekers 1965 hit "The Carnival Is Over" backed with Jimmy Cliffs "Going Back West" in June 1982 - "The Carnival Is Over" had an ominous ring to its title, being the first Boney M. single not to enter the German Top 20, peaking at a disappointing #41, and prompting Hansa to send out a new mix of "Going Back West", promoting this as the A-side.
After a break in the spring of 1983 when Liz Mitchell gave birth to her second child, and Marcia Barrett recorded demos with Eddy Grant, the band issued "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" backed with a new remix of "African Moon" from the Boonoonoonoos album. In Spain and Portugal, the single emerged with the original 1981 mix of "African Moon". The Iberian 12" singles furthermore included the full 7:44 mix of "Jambo" (the German 12" included a 5:35 edit) and another 1983 recording, "I Need A Babysitter" (a cover of French punk rocker Mahjun's 1980 hit), unavailable elsewhere. "Jambo" was originally intended to be the lead single for the seventh Boney M. album scheduled for release in the Autumn of 1983, but due to the poor chart performance of the single (#48 Germany, 5 weeks) both "Jambo" and "Babysitter" were omitted from the album, and the project postponed for another six months.
During the winter of 1983/1984 new recordings were made and the album was then given a whole new approach. It was supposed have been a continuation of the ethno-African themes, both musically and lyrically, of 1981's Boonoonoonoos but after the miscalculation with "Jambo" most of the new tracks which ultimately ended up as the side A suite were given a science fiction theme, the album title Ten Thousand Lightyears was chosen. Launched with a ZDF TV-special, the album was finally released in May 1984 and was also Boney M.'s debut on the new Compact Disc format.
The single chosen to promote the finished album was ballad "Somewhere In The World" - it became the fourth consecutive Boney M. single not to reach the German Top 40. What was carefully planned to be a triumphant comeback after a three year long absence on the European charts unfortunately and in hindsight rather unfairly instead turned out to be the band's and producer Frank Farian's biggest commercial failure to date. Even though the album peaked at #23 in the German album charts, it did very little elsewhere, and the second single "Living Like A Moviestar" was cancelled.


Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (All tracks except "Dizzy", "Barbarella Fortuneteller" and "Kalimba de Luna"), backing vocals
Frank Farian - backing vocals, rap on "Dizzy"
Reggie Tsiboe - lead vocals "Wild Planet", "Barbarella Fortuneteller" and "Kalimba de Luna", backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - lead vocal "Wild Planet", backing vocals
La Mama (Madeleine Davis, Patricia Shockley, Judy Cheeks) - backing vocals "Future World", "I Feel Good", "Barbarella Fortuneteller", "The Alibama" and "Kalimba De Luna".
Amy Goff - backing vocals "10.000 Lightyears", "Dizzy" and "Kalimba de Luna"
Elaine Goff - backing vocals "10.000 Lightyears", "Dizzy" and "Kalimba de Luna"
Bill Swisher - narrator on "Wild Planet"
Sandy Davis - lead vocals "Dizzy", "The Alibama" (promotional-only LP version)
Mrs. Hanson and Children - additional vocals on "Exodus"
Max Greger - keyboards
Curt Cress - drums
Johan Daansen - guitar
Mats Björklund - guitar
Pit Löw - keyboards
Christian Schneider - saxophone
Kristian Schultze - keyboards
Dino Solera - saxophone
Munich String Orchestra - orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra - orchestra

Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Dietmar Kawohl - arranger
Stefan Klinkhammer - arranger
Harry Baierl - arranger
Kristian Schultze - arranger
Carmine Di - engineer
Zeke Lund - engineer
Ralph P. Rupert - engineer

Single releases:
UK   /   7"
"The Carnival is Over (Goodbye True Lover)" (Traditional, Chappell, Tom Springfield, Frank Farian) - 4:20 / "Going Back West" (Jimmy Cliff) - 4:14 (Atlantic Records A 9973, 1982)

Germany   /   7"
"The Carnival is Over (Goodbye True Lover)" - 4:45 / "Going Back West" - 4:05 (Hansa Records 104 475-100, 1982)
"Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (Bischof, Harrison) - 3:39 / "African Moon" (Remix '83) - 3:41 (Hansa 105 577-100, 1983)
"Somewhere in the World" - 4:34 / "Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001)" (7" Edit) - 4:37 (Hansa 106 320-100, 1984)

Germany   /   12"
"Medley: Going Back West/Silly Confusion" - 9:05 / "The Carnival Is Over (Goodbye True Lover) - 4:52 (Hansa 600 633-213, 1982)
"Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (12" Mix) - 5:33 / "African Moon" (Remix '83 - 12" Mix) - 6:39 (Hansa 600 922-213, 1983)
"Somewhere in the World" (12" Mix) - 5:05 / "Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001)" (12" Mix) - 5:54 / "Wild Planet" - 3:31 (Hansa 601 246-213, 1984)

Additional information:
In the summer of 1984, Reggie Tsiboe and Liz Mitchell began recording a second Christmas Album with session singers Amy & Elaine Goff. For reasons unknown, Marcia Barrett wasn't invited, and her vocal role in Boney M. was now drastically diminishing. These sessions yielded six new titles: "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "The First Noel", "Joy To The World", "Auld Lang Syne", "Oh Christmas Tree" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" (which featured the Goff-sisters alone). These sessions were put on hold when Farian heard Tony Esposito's hit single "Kalimba de Luna" and decided to record a version for the German market with Reggie Tsiboe on lead vocals. The omission of Liz and Marcia on vocals and their absence in the first video version indicates it was supposed to have been a Reggie Tsiboe solo track, but it ended being released as a Boney M. track in August 1984, returning the group to the German Top 20 for the first time in nearly three years. A new version of "10.000 Lightyears" was released in September, adding the track to Side 2, and also seeing Carrere release the album in France with the title "Kalimba De Luna".

Boney M - 1981 Boonoonoonoos (Fifth Album)

                                     Boney M - 1981 Boonoonoonoos (Fifth Album)



Boonoonoonoos is the fifth studio album by Boney M. It was released on November 1, 1981.

Boney M – 1981 - Boonoonoonoos

Label: Carrere
Country: France
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By - Christian Kolonovits , Geoff Bastow , Giorgio Sgarbi , Harry Baierl , Stefan Klinkhammer
Bass - Dave King , Günther Gebauer
Drums - Curt Cress , Keith Forsey
Engineer - Tammy Grohe
Guitar - Helmut Rulofs , Johan Daansen , Mats Björklund
Keyboards - Harry Baierl , Kristian Schultze , Max Greger Jr.
Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra, The (tracks: A4)
Producer - Frank Farian
Saxophone - Dino Solera (tracks: A5, A6) , Tom Scott (tracks: A1, B5)
Notes: Contains a color Super-Poster.
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Tracklisting:
1-"Boonoonoonoos" (Frank Farian, Giorgio Sgarbi, Catherine Courage, Fred Jay) - 4:37
2-"That's Boonoonoonoos / Train to Skaville" (Frank Farian, Larry Dillon, Rainer Maria Ehrhart) / "I Shall Sing" (Van Morrison) - 5:56
3-"Silly Confusion" (Frank Farian, Dietmar Kawohl, Mats Björklund, Harry Baierl, Catherine Courage) - 7:12
4-"Ride to Agadir" (Mike Batt) - 5:09
5-"Jimmy" (Frank Farian, Johan Daansen, Brad Howell) - 4:07
6-"African Moon" (Frank Farian, Helmut Rulofs, Liz Mitchell, Catherine Courage) - 2:55
7-"We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World)" (Frank Farian, Giorgio & Giusela K. Sgarbi) - 6:28
8-"Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoy)" (Kenneth Gamble, Frank Farian, Leon Huff) - 4:20
9-"Malaika" (Farian, Reyam, Traditional) - 3:27
10-"Consuela Biaz" (Farian, Courage, O'Hara) - 4:37
11-"Breakaway" (Kelvin James) - 4:18
12-"Sad Movies" (John D. Loudermilk) - 3:22
13-"Goodbye My Friend" (Farian, Rulofs, Courage) - 5:25

Despite producer Frank Farian having announced that Boney M. were to take a break, recording sessions for a new album began in the spring of 1980, and the title "Boonoonoonoos" (a Caribbean word for "Happiness") already appeared as one of the first completed tracks, a cover of Larry Dillon's ska-title "Train to Skaville" which was intertwined with new rap parts "That's Boonoonoonoos". Two of the new recordings, "I See A Boat On The River" and "My Friend Jack" were issued to promote The Magic of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits in May 1980.
Farian invited the singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett and his crew of musicians to Nice in the summer of 1980 where several new songs were recorded. A new double A-side single "Children Of Paradise"/"Gadda-Da-Vida" was released in September, announcing the as of yet untitled new album to be released in November '80. The single reached number 11 in Germany, but in the UK their popularity was now quickly slipping. When released in February 1981, the single peaked at a disappointing #66. In the meantime, Farian had decided to revise the whole album.
While new pressings of "Children Of Paradise" now promoted "The Magic Of Boney M." on the back cover, the band instead issued another single in December, a cover version of "Felicidad (Margherita)" backed with "Strange". "Felicidad", originally recorded by Italian band Massara as "Margherita (Love In The Sun)" in 1979, managed to get Boney M. into the German Top 10 again (#6, 27 weeks) and it became a sizeable hit in most of Europe as well. The single, however, wasn't released by Atlantic Records UK, nor was it released in Spain or Portugal where Massara's original version had been a huge hit two years earlier. In the Netherlands, the single was released with "Strange" as the A-side.
At the same time, singer Marcia Barrett issued the solo single "You" / "I'm Lonely", produced by John Edmed, and written by KELVIN JAMES, The single was doing to well so Frank pulled it out of the shops, not wanting Marcia to leave Boney M. Kelvin James also wrote BREAKAWAY for the album.
New recording sessions took place in the spring of 1981. The band flew to Jamaica in May 1981 to record a TV special, perform live in concert with Rita Marley, shoot photos for the album cover, and one of the final songs "Silly Confusion" was recorded in Bob Marley's Tuff Gong studios in Kingston.


Single releases:
Germany   /   7"
"Malaika" (7" Mix) - 5:02 / "Consuela Biaz" (7" Mix) - 4:57 (Hansa 103 350-100, 1981)
"We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" (7" Edit) - 5:38 / "Boonoonoonoos" (7" Edit) - 5:35 (Hansa 103 666-100, 1981)

Germany   /   12"
"Malaika" (12" Mix) - 5:35 / "Consuela Biaz" (7" Mix) - 4:57 (Hansa 600 400-213, 1981)
"Boonoonoonoos" (12" Mix) - 11:23 ("Boonoonoonoos" - 4:52 / "That's Boonoonoonoos/Train to Skaville/I Shall Sing" - 6:31) / "We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" - 6:32 (Hansa 600 455-213, 1981)

UK   /   7"
"We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World) (UK 7" Edit) - 5:38 / "Boonoonoonoos" (7" Edit) - 5:35 (Atlantic K11689, 1981)

UK   /   12"
"We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" - 6:30 / "6 Years Of Boney M. Hits (Boney M. on 45)" (12" Mix - long version) - 13:26 (Atlantic K 11689T, 1981)


Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 & 13), backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (7, 11), backing vocals
Frank Farian - lead vocals (4 & 11), backing vocals
Bobby Farrell - rap (track 2), spoken intro (7)
Cathy Bartney (La Mama) - backing vocals (3, 7 ("Don't Kill the World") & 9)
Madeleine Davis (La Mama) - backing vocals (3, 7 ("Don't Kill the World") & 9)
Patricia Shockley (La Mama) - backing vocals (3, 7 ("Don't Kill the World") & 9)
Brian Paul - lead- and backing vocals (7 ("Don't Kill the World"))
Brian Sletten - backing vocals (7 ("Don't Kill the World"))
Dave King - bass guitar
Günther Gebauer - bass guitar
Helmut Rulofs - guitar
Johan Daansen - guitar
Mats Björklund - guitar
Curt Cress - drums
Keith Forsey - drums
Harry Baierl - keyboards
Kristian Schultze - keyboards
Andy Zaltzman- bassoon
Max Greger Jr. - keyboards
Dino Solera - saxophone (A5, A6)
Tom Scott - saxophone (A1, B5)
London Philharmonic Orchestra - orchestra (A4)

Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Christian Kolonovits - arranger
Geoff Bastow - arranger
Giorgio Sgarbi - arranger
Harry Baierl - arranger
Stefan Klinkhammer - arranger
Tammy Grohé - sound engineer
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London, AIR Studios London, Audio Studio Berlin, Atlantic Studios Munich, Rainbow Studios Munich, Union Studios Munich, Vigilant Studios Nice, Bob Marley Studios Kingston Jamaica, Hitsville Recording Studios Hollywood California. Mixed at Farian Studios.

"Boonoonoonoos" - originally intended to be released as a double-album - was subsequently trimmed to a one disc, thirteen track release. A limited edition double album was however issued in Germany, France and the UK, containing slightly longer versions of certain songs, but with the same number of tracks.

Boney M - 1979 Oceans of Fantasy (Fourth Album)

                                       Boney M - 1979 Oceans of Fantasy (Fourth Album)




Boney M – 1979 - Oceans Of Fantasy

Label: Hansa
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Producer - Frank Farian
Recorded and mixed: Europasound Studios (Friedrichsdorf), Union Studio, Munich


Tracklisting:
1-Let It All Be Music (5:33)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Liz Mitchell , Marcia Barrett , Precious Wilson
Written-By - W.S. van Vugt

2-Gotta Go Home (3:45)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Liz Mitchell , Marcia Barrett
Written-By - Farian , Jay , Huth , Huth

3-Bye Bye Bluebird (4:47)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Frank Farian
Written-By - Farian , Jay , Reyam

4-Bahama Mama (3:33)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Marcia Barrett
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Written-By - Farian , Jay

5-Hold On I'm Coming (4:05)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian
Lead Vocals [Featuring], Backing Vocals - Precious Wilson
Written-By - Porter , Hayes

6-Two Of Us (3:18)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Marcia Barrett
Lead Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Written-By - Lennon , McCartney

7-Ribbons Of Blue (2:01)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Marcia Barrett
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Written-By - Forsey

8-Oceans Of Fantasy (5:26)
Effects [Special Sound Effects] - Ludwig Rehberg Jr.
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Frank Farian
Saxophone - Benny Gebauer , Dino Solera
Trombone - Georg Delagaye
Trumpet - Etienne Cap , Karl Bartelmes , Walter Raab
Written-By - Zill , Kawohl , Jay

9-El Lute (5:09)
Backing Vocals - Marcia Barrett
Lead Vocals - Frank Farian
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Panpipes - Dino Solera
Written-By - Farian , Jay , Blum

10-No More Chain Gang (5:51)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Liz Mitchell , Marcia Barrett
Written-By - Farian , Jay , Ehrhardt

11-I’m Born Again (4:08)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian
Lead Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Written By - Rulof
Written-By - Jay

12-No Time To Lose (3:26)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Liz Mitchell
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Marcia Barrett
Written-By - Farian , Jay , Klinkhammer

13-Calendar Song (January, February, March...) (2:47)
Backing Vocals - Frank Farian , Marcia Barrett
Lead Vocals - Liz Mitchell
Written-By - Farian

Several pressings also contained the wrong running order on cover & labels, incorrectly listing "El Lute" as the opening track on side 2, followed by "No More Chain Gang" and "Oceans Of Fantasy" - a very early and scarce pressing actually has this running order on vinyl. The same pressing also features "Let It All Be Music" and "Gotta Go Home" segued into a medley.
Oceans Of Fantasy also features a guest appearance by Eruption's lead singer Precious Wilson on "Let It All Be Music" as well as on the cover of Sam & Dave's "Hold On I'm Coming", which was also issued as Wilson's first solo single. The Argentinian pressing omitted "El Lute" in favour of "Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday".
The album was the only Boney M. album to feature a full track-by-track vocal credits list which only confirmed what had been a public secret since the very beginning - that only two of the four band members, Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, actually sang on the Boney M. records, and that producer Frank Farian sang the characteristic deep male vocal as well as high falsetto vocals - he even duetted with himself on the track "Bye Bye Bluebird". Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell didn't take any part in the studio sessions. The revelation didn't seem to harm the band's popularity that much at the time, but ten years later Farian was to be involved in a similar scandal with band Milli Vanilli, that time unfortunately with serious consequences for both the producer and the band.

Single releases:
UK   /   7"
"Gotta Go Home" (Edited 7" Mix) - 4:00 / "El Lute" - 4:58 (Atlantic K11351, 1979)
"I'm Born Again" (7" Mix) - 4:17 / "Bahama Mama" (7" Mix) - 3:35 (Atlantic K11310, 1979)

UK   /   12"
Precious Wilson: "Hold On I'm Coming" - 4:10 / "Funky Dancer (You Got Me Dancing)" (Precious Wilson, Rainer Ehrhardt) - 3:09 (Hansa 100 803-100, 1979)
"El Lute" - 4:58 / "Gotta Go Home" (7" Mix) - 4:40 (Hansa 100 804-100, 1979)
"El Lute" - 4:58 / "Gotta Go Home" (Edited 7" Mix) - 4:00 (Hansa 100 804-100 second edition, 1979)
"Let It All Be Music" - 4:46 / "Oceans of Fantasy" - 5:05 (Hansa 101 027-000, promo-only, 1979)
"I'm Born Again" (7" Mix) - 4:17 / "Bahama Mama" (7" Mix) - 3:35 (Hansa 101 101-100, 1979)
"Gotta Go Home" (12" Mix) - 5:04 / "El Lute" - 5:09 (Hansa 600 081-213, 1979)
Precious Wilson: "Hold On I'm Coming" (12" Mix) - 5:44 / "Funky Dancer (You Got Me Dancing)" (12" Mix) - 5:26 (Hansa 600 086-213, 1979)
"Bye Bye Bluebird" - 4:47 / "Let It All Be Music" - 5:07 / "Oceans of Fantasy" - 5:05 / "No More Chain Gang" - 5:25 (Hansa 600 126-000, promo-only, 1979
"Bahama Mama" (12" Mix) - 5:12 / "I'm Born Again" (7" Mix) - 4:17 (Hansa 600 166-100, 1979)

Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (1, 6, 7, 9,11 & 13), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10 & 13)
Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (1 & 12), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 & 13)
Frank Farian - lead vocals (1, 9, 10), lead and backing vocals (3 & 8) backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 & 13)
Precious Wilson - guest lead vocals on track 1, lead and backing vocals on 5
Linda Blake - voice of "Bahama Mama" on 4
Bill Swisher - narrator on 9
Gary Unwin - bass guitar
Reinhard Besser - bass guitar
Keith Forsey - drums
Mats Björklund - guitar
Nick Woodland - guitar
Michael Cretu - keyboards
Lisa Gordanier - saxophone (alto)
American Horns In Europe - brass instruments
Lance Burton - saxophone (baritone)
Bobby Stern - saxophone (tenor)
Geoff Stradling - trombone
Jim Polivka - trumpet
Scot Newton - trumpet
Etienne Cap - trumpet on "Oceans of Fantasy"
Walter Raab - trumpet on "Oceans of Fantasy"
Karl Bartelmes - trumpet on "Oceans of Fantasy"
Benny Gebauer - saxophone on "Oceans of Fantasy"
Dino Solera - saxophone on "Oceans of Fantasy", pan flute on "El Lute"
George Delagaye - trombone on "Oceans of Fantasy"
Ludwig Rehberg Jr. - sound effects on "Oceans of Fantasy"
The Original Trinidad Steel And Showband - performers

Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Rainer M. Ehrhardt - production assistant
Christian Kolonovits - arranger
Keith Forsey - arranger
Michael Cretu - arranger
Stefan Klinkhammer - arranger
Fred Schreier - sound engineer
Michael Bestmann - sound engineer
Tammy Grohé - sound engineer
Manfred Vormstein - art direction & design
Jürgen F. Rogner - illustration
Didi Zill - photography
Recorded and mixed at Europasound Studios, Friedrichsdorf and Union Studio, Munich.

"Oceans of Fantasy" is the fourth studio album by Boney M. Released in September 1979, Oceans Of Fantasy became the second Boney M. album to top the UK charts and features hits "El Lute / Gotta Go Home" and "I'm Born Again / Bahama Mama".
The album had been preceded in the spring of 1979 by the single "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday" (based on American folksong Polly Wolly Doodle), one of the band's biggest hits. This was not included on Oceans of Fantasy but the B-side, "Ribbons of Blue" was, albeit in a heavily edited form. The original length of the track is 4:02 and songs like "Gotta Go Home" and "Bahama Mama" were also longer on 7" than on the actual album. As with the group's previous album, Nightflight to Venus, the original Hansa Records pressings of the album also included a range of different edits of certain tracks.

Boney M - 1978 Nightflight to Venus (Third Album)

                                        Boney M - 1978 Nightflight to Venus (Third Album)


BONEY M – (1978) NIGHTFLIGHT TO VENUS
Label: SONY BMG Music
Format: CD, Album, Remastered 2007
Country: Germany
Genre: Disco
Total Time: 54:38 min

TRACKLIST:
1-"Nightflight to Venus" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Dietmar Kawohl) - 4:46
2-"Rasputin" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, George Reyam (Hans-Jörg Mayer)) - 5:57
3-"Painter Man" (Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett) - 3:10
4-"He Was a Steppenwolf" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, Stefan Klinkhammer) - 6:51
5-"King of the Road" (Roger Miller) - 2:35
6-"Rivers of Babylon" (Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton, Frank Farian, George Reyam) - 4:18
7-"Voodoonight" (Giorgio Sgarbi) - 3:31
8-"Brown Girl in the Ring" (Traditional; arranged by Frank Farian) - 4:02
9-"Never Change Lovers in the Middle of the Night" (Mats Björklund, Keith Forsey, Fred Jay) - 5:32
10-"Heart of Gold" (Neil Young) - 4:00
11-"Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord"(on CD)
12-"Dancing In The Street"(on CD)

Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (3, 6, 8, 10), backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (1, 5, 9) backing vocals
Frank Farian - lead vocals (2, 7) backing vocals
Bill Swisher - robot voice on 1, narrator on 2
The Rhythm Machine - musicians
Keith Forsey - drums
Nick Woodland - guitar
Mats Björklund - guitar
Gary Unwin - bass guitar
"Chico" de los Reyes - keyboards
Bernd Kohn - marimba, perc
R. Ehrhardt

Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Christian Kolonovits - arranger
Johan Daansen - arranger
Mats Björklund - arranger
Michael Cretu - arranger
Stefan Klinkhammer - arranger
Fred Schreier - sound engineer
Hartmut Pfannmüller - sound engineer
John Lund - sound engineer
Tammy Grohé - sound engineer
Manfred Vormstein - art direction
Didi Zill - photography
Dengler/Kohlmeier - design
Recorded at Europasound Studios, Offenbach and Union Studios, Munich
Mixed at Europasound Studios, Offenbach

Nightflight to Venus is the third album by the band Boney M, and was released in July 1978. The album became a major success in continental Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada, topping most of the album charts during the second half of 1978 and also became their first UK number one album. Nightflight to Venus includes their worldwide hits "Rivers of Babylon" and "Brown Girl in the Ring", a double A-sided single that topped the UK singles chart and sold close to 2 million copies there. The follow-up was another Boney M. classic, "Rasputin", in most countries also a double A-side coupled with "Painter Man", a cover of a 1966 hit by the band The Creation. In the UK, "Rasputin" and "Painter Man" were released separately as A-sides by Atlantic Records, both reaching the Top 10. Nightflight to Venus also became Boney M.'s most well received album in the United States, peaking at #134 on The Billboard 200. "Rivers of Babylon" which peaked at #30 on The Billboard Hot 100 became their biggest US hit.

In Europe and most other parts of the world the album was followed in November 1978 by Christmas single "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" backed with "Dancing In The Streets", another chart topper - selling over 1.75 million copies in the UK alone. Upon its original 1978 release, these two tracks did not appear on Nightflight to Venus, but they were included on the 2007 CD reissue.

There were four different pressings of the original Hansa Records vinyl LP, all with slightly altered edits of the tracks. The most significant difference was the length of the title track "Nightflight to Venus". On the very first German pressing it was 7:09 minutes, making the segued medley with the also extended "Rasputin" 13:48 in total, the second pressing 5:55, the third 4:58 and the final and also the one appearing on the UK and US editions 4:46. The timings given here are those of the 1994 and 2007 CD re-issues.

Single releases:
UK   /   7"
"Rivers of Babylon" - 4:16 / "Brown Girl In The Ring" - 4:02 (Atlantic Records K11120, 1978)
"Rasputin" (7" Mix) - 4:44 / "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" - 5:32 (Atlantic K11192, 1978)
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - 5:29 / "Dancing in the Streets" - 3:43 (Atlantic K11221, 1978)
"Painter Man" - 3:10 / "He Was A Steppenwolf" - 6:51 (Atlantic K11255, 1979)

UK   /   12"
"Brown girl in the ring" - 4:02 / "Rivers of Babylon" - 4:18 (Atlantic K 11120T, 1978)
"Rasputin" (12" Mix) - 7:33 / "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" - 5:32 (Atlantic K11192T, 1978)
"Painter Man" - 3:10 / "He Was A Steppenwolf" - 6:51 (Atlantic K11255, green vinyl and red vinyl, 1979)

US   /   7"
"Rivers of Babylon" - 4:16 / "Brown Girl In The Ring" - 4:02 (Sire Records SRE-1027 (RE-1), 1978)
"Rasputin" (7" Mix) - 4:44 / "He Was A Steppenwolf" (Sire SRE-1049, 1978)
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - 5:29 / "Dancing in the Streets" - 3:43 (Sire SRE-1036, 1978)
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - 5:29 / "He Was A Steppenwolf" - 6:51 (Sire/Hansa SRE 49144, 1978)
"Dancing In The Streets" - 3:57 / "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" (Edit) - 5:01 (Sire SRD 1038, 1978)

US   /   12"
"Rivers of Babylon" (12" Mix) - 7:22 / "Rivers of Babylon" - 4:06 (Sire/Hansa Records PRO-A-732, 1978)
"Rasputin" (12" Mix) - 7:33 / "Rasputin" (Album version) 5:50 (Sire PRO-A-765, 1978)
"Dancing In The Streets" (12" Mix) - 6:18 / "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" - 5:32 (Sire SRD 1040, 1978)

Germany   /   7"
"Rivers of Babylon" - 4:16 / "Brown Girl In The Ring" - 4:02 (Hansa Records 11 999 AT, 1978)
"Rasputin" (7" Mix) - 4:44 / "Painter Man" - 3:10 (Hansa 15 808 AT, 1978)
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - 5:29 / "Dancing in the Streets" - 3:57 (Hansa 100 075-100, 1978)

Germany   /   12"
"Rasputin" (12" Mix) - 7:33 / "Painter Man" - 3:10 (Hansa 26 400 XT, 1978)
"Dancing in the Streets" (12" Mix) - 6:25 / "Mary's Boy Child" (12" Mix) - 6:18 (Hansa 600 009-212, 1979)

"Nightflight to Venus" is the third album by the band Boney M, and was released in July 1978. The album became a major success in continental Europe, Scandinavia, and Canada, topping most of the album charts during the second half of 1978 and also became their first UK number one album. Nightflight to Venus includes their worldwide hits "Rivers of Babylon" and "Brown Girl in the Ring", a double A-sided single that topped the UK singles chart and has sold over 2 million copies there.[2] The follow-up was another Boney M. classic, "Rasputin", in most countries also a double A-side coupled with "Painter Man", a cover of a 1966 hit by the band The Creation. In the UK, "Rasputin" and "Painter Man" were released separately as A-sides by Atlantic Records, both reaching the Top 10. "Rivers of Babylon" which peaked at #30 on The Billboard Hot 100 became their biggest US hit.

Boney M - 1977 Love for Sale (Second Album)

                                            Boney M - 1977 Love for Sale (Second Album)




BONEY M – (1977) LOVE FOR SALE
Label: SONY BMG Music
Format: CD, Album, Remastered 2007
Country: Germany
Genre: Disco
Total Time: 49:07 min

TRACKLIST:
1-"Ma Baker" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay, George Reyam (Hans-Jörg Mayer)) – 4:36
2- "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) – 4:47
3-"Belfast" (Jimmy Bilsbury, Drafi Deutscher, Joe Menke) – 3:31
4-"Daddy Cool" (U.S. edition only) from the previous album Take the Heat off Me – 3:27
5-"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) – 2:406
6-"Gloria, Can You Waddle" (Frank Farian, George Reyam) – 3:57
7-"Plantation Boy" (Fred Jay, King) – 4:27
8-"Motherless Child" (Frank Farian, Liz Mitchell) – 4:58
9-"Silent Lover" (Frank Farian, Keith Forsey, Fred Jay) – 4:14
10-"A Woman Can Change a Man" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) – 3:33
11-"Still I'm Sad" (Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 4:34
12-"Ma Baker/Somebnody Scream"(on CD)
13-"Stories"(on CD)

Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (tracks 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11), backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (tracks 3, 9), backing vocals
Frank Farian - lead vocals (5), backing vocals
Linda Blake - voice of "Ma Baker" on 1
Bill Swisher - speaker voice on 1
The Rhythm Machine - musicians
Gary Unwinn - bass guitar
Keith Forsey - drums
Todd Canedy - drums
Nick Woodland - guitar
Johan Daansen - guitar
Thor Baldursson - keyboards
The Black Beautiful Circus - performers on tracks 5 and 11


Production:
Frank Farian - producer
Stefan/Stephen Klinkhammer - arranger, conductor
Christian Kolonovits - arranger
Johann Daansen - arranger
Thor Baldursson - arranger
Fred Schreier - sound engineer
Hartmut Pfannmüller - sound engineer
John Lund - sound engineer
Michael Lammert - sound engineer
Recorded and mixed at Union Studios, Munich, and Europe Sound Studios, Offenbach.


In 1977, Boney M. released their second album, Love for Sale, which contained the hits "Ma Baker" and "Belfast". The group embarked on their first major concert tours with a live band of musicians called 'The Black Beautiful Circus' (given their name after Maizie Williams' first band, 'Black Beautiful People'). Though slow to start Love for Sale was certified Gold a year after its release in the UK. Both singles from the album reached no.1 in Germany and the UK Top 10. By this time, sales had also slowly increased for their first album which had peaked at no.40 in the UK but was now certified Silver.

Single releases:
UK   /   7"
"Ma Baker" - 4:32 / "Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Atlantic Records K10965, 1977)
"Belfast" - 3:30 / "Plantation Boy" - 4:03 (Atlantic K11020, 1977)

U.S.   /   7"
"Ma Baker" 4:32 / "Gloria Can You Waddle" (Atlantic SD 19145, 1977)

German   /   7"
"Ma Baker" (Early version) - 4:47 /"Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Hansa Records 17 888 AT (17 888 A-4/77 B-1/77), 1977)
 "Ma Baker" - 4:32 / "Still I'm Sad" - 4:36 (Hansa 17 888 AT, 1977)
 "Belfast" - 3:30 / "Plantation Boy" - 4:03 (Hansa 11 537 AT, 1977)
 "Love for Sale" (Edit) - 4:15 / "Gloria, Can You Waddle" - 4:00 (Cancelled single release 11 809 AT)

  
"Love for Sale" is the second album by Boney M. The album includes the hits "Ma Baker" (#96 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on the Club Play Singles chart), and "Belfast". It also includes covers: "Love for Sale" (by Cole Porter), "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (by Creedence Clearwater Revival), and "Still I'm Sad" (by The Yardbirds). It has been released in vinyl and then CD.

Boney M - 1976 Take the Heat Off Me (First Album)


BONEY M – (1976) TAKE THE HEAT OFF ME

Label: SONY BMG Music
Format: CD, Album, Remastered 2007
Country: Germany
Genre: Disco
Total Time: 43:11 min

TRACKLIST:
1-"Daddy Cool" (Frank Farian, George Reyam (Hans-Jörg Mayer)) - 3:29
 2-"Take The Heat Off Me" (Bigazzi, Gianni Bella) - 4:47
 3-"Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 4:03
 4-"Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Zambi (Frank Farian)) - 6:53
 5-"No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford, Bob Marley) - 4:59
 6-"Fever" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) - 4:00
 7-"Got a Man On My Mind" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 3:25
 8-"Lovin' Or Leavin'" (Frank Farian, Fred Jay) - 4:29
 9-"New York City"(on CD)
10-"Perfect"(on CD)

Additional track information:

Boney M.'s first album, Take the Heat Off Me, was released in 1976. It contained tracks that Marcia Barrett had already recorded with Farian, including the title track and "Lovin' or Leavin'", both of which were previously recorded in German by another Farian act, Gilla. As Maizie Williams' voice wasn't considered suitable for recording purposes by Farian, and a try-out with Bobby Farrell performing "No Woman No Cry" didn't work, Farian decided to use only Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett along with his own studio-enhanced voice to create the Boney M. sound.
Liz Mitchell claimed that only she and Farian had sung on the hit recordings, but that Farrell did, however, perform live in some of the various later touring incarnations of 'Boney M'.
The album's commercial performance was initially lukewarm. However, the group rigorously toured discos, clubs and even country fairs to earn a reputation for themselves. The group's big break came when, at the end of summer 1976, German television producer Michael 'Mike' Leckebusch (of Radio Bremen) requested the group for his show Musikladen. Boney M. appeared on the live music show on September 18, 1976, after 10 pm and in their daring stage costumes, where they performed the song "Daddy Cool". The song quickly went to no.1 in Germany, with the album following the success of the single. Another single, "Sunny" (a cover of the 1966 Bobby Hebb song) gave the group their second no.1 hit. The group's popularity had also grown throughout Europe, with "Daddy Cool" reaching no.1 in Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Austria. Both singles were also Top 10 hits in the UK which would become one of their biggest markets.

Personnel:
Liz Mitchell - lead vocals (tracks A3, B1, B2 & B3) backing vocals
Marcia Barrett - lead vocals (tracks A2 & B4), backing vocals
Frank Farian - lead vocals (track A4), backing vocals
The Rhythm Machine - musicians
Gary Unwinn - bass guitar
Keith Forsey - drums
Nick Woodland - guitar
Thor Baldursson - keyboards

Production:

Frank Farian - producer
Steven Hammer (Stefan Klinkhammer) - arranger, conductor
Recorded at Union Studios, Munich and Europasound Studios, Frankfurt

Single releases:

UK   /   7"
"Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Creole Records CR 119, 1975)
 "Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 4:59 (Atlantic Records K10827, 1976)
 "Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" (Farian / Klinkhammer / Reyam) - 3:42 (Atlantic K10892, 1976)

UK   /   12"

"Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 5:03 (Atlantic K10827, 1976)
"Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Creole CR 12119, 1978)

US   /   7"
"Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Music America International 4001 A, 1976)
"Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "Lovin' Or Leavin'" - 4:31 (Atco Records 7063, 1976)
"Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" - 3:42 (Atco 7080, 1976)

US   /   12"
"Baby Do You Wanna Bump" - 7:42 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" - 7:42 (Music America International 4001 C BW, 1976)

Germany   /   7"
"Baby Do Wanna Bump" (Part I) - 3:35 / "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (Part II) - 3:00 (Hansa Records 13 834 AT, 1975)
"Daddy Cool" - 3:27 / "No Woman, No Cry" - 4:59 (Hansa 16 959 AT, 1976)
"Sunny" - 4:01 / "New York City" (Farian) - 3:42 (Hansa 17 459 AT, 1976)
Marcia Barrett: "Take the Heat off Me" - 4:46 / "Lovin' or Leavin'" - 4:30 (Hansa 11 326 AT, 1977)
Liz Mitchell: "Got a Man on My Mind" - 3:13 / "Perfect" (Magaron / Flaverny) - 3:14 (Hansa 11 327     AT,   1977)

The album became a major seller outside of the United States, where the album just missed making the chart. Includes the hits "Daddy Cool" (#65 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Club Play Singles chart), "Sunny" and "Baby Do You Wanna Bump". The title - track is the cover of the 1974 Italian hit Nessuno mai (No one ever), sung by the Sicilian artist Marcella Bella and written by her brother Gianni Bella with Giancarlo Bigazzi.

History of Boney M


German singer-songwriter Frank Farian (real name Franz) recorded the dance track "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" in December 1974. Farian sang the repeated line "Do you do you wanna bump?" in a deep voice (entirely studio created) as well as performing the high falsetto chorus. When the record was released as a single, it was credited to "Boney M.", a pseudonym Farian had created for himself after watching the Australian detective show Boney. After a slow start, the song became a hit in the Netherlands and Belgium. It was then that Farian decided to hire performers to 'front' the group for TV performances. The Katja Wolfe booking agency found model-turned-singer Maizie Williams (originally from Montserrat) and her Jamaican singer friend Sheyla Bonnick for him, along with a dancer known only as "Mike" for the first gigs. Also during 1975, a girl named Nathalie joined but was soon replaced by Claudja Barry. Then Bonnick and Mike left, and Maizie Williams brought in Bobby Farrell, an exhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifotic male dancer from Aruba. Singer Marcia Barrett (also from Jamaica) joined the group, which then went through another change in line-up when Claudja Barry – tired of merely lip-synching – left in February 1976 to pursue a solo career as a disco singer. Finally Liz Mitchell, former member of the Les Humphries Singers, stepped in. The line-up was finalised with Liz Mitchell, Maizie Williams, Marcia Barrett, and Bobby Farrell.

Boney M - The Greatest Disco Band in the World Ever


Boney M. is a Eurodisco group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaicans Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba. The group was formed in 1975 and achieved popularity during the disco era of the late 1970s.