"Ma Baker" is the 1977 disco hit single by German disco band Boney M. It was the first single of their second album "Love for Sale" and their third consecutive chart-topper in Germany and their best yet placing in the UK, peaking at #2 (only surpassed by Donna Summer's "I Feel Love") although only a minor single in the US (#96).
|"Ma Baker" is the 1977 disco hit single by German disco band Boney M. It was the first single of their second album "Love for Sale" and their third consecutive chart-topper in Germany and their best yet placing in the UK, peaking at #2 (only surpassed by Donna Summer's "I Feel Love") although only a minor single in the US (#96).
Produced by Frank Farian
Frank Farian ( real-name: Franz Reuther ) is from Germany and was a top-producer ( and singer ) of Euro-Disco during the 1970s. In the early years he created several songs with a "black" sound , as he was unsure to promote these songs properly he recruited Bobby Farrell, Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell to form the disco band: "Boney M.". This proved to be a great success formula for Farian as well as "Boney M."
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Tracks side 2:
|Still I'm Sad
Record Label Information:
|Hansa International 17 888 AT
|7" Single, PS Photo Sleeve
Year & Country:
|1977 Made in Germany
Boney M is a legendary disco and pop band that formed in West Germany in 1975. The band's unique fusion of different musical styles, including reggae, funk, and calypso, quickly gained them widespread recognition and popularity. Over the course of their career, Boney M released numerous hit songs that continue to be loved and enjoyed by music fans around the world.
The group was formed by producer Frank Farian, who brought together four Caribbean singers to create a new sound that he hoped would appeal to audiences in Europe and beyond. The lineup consisted of lead vocalist Liz Mitchell, alongside Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams, and Bobby Farrell. The band's first single, "Baby Do You Wanna Bump," was released in 1976 and was an instant hit, reaching the top 10 in several countries. This success was followed by a string of hit songs, including "Daddy Cool," "Rasputin," and "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord."
One of the reasons for Boney M's enduring popularity is their infectious and upbeat musical style. Their music was characterized by its distinctive reggae beat, catchy melodies, and upbeat lyrics that encouraged listeners to dance and have a good time. The band's music was also known for its positive messages, with songs like "Brown Girl in the Ring" promoting unity and diversity. Boney M's music was not just limited to disco and pop, as they also incorporated elements of calypso, funk, and world music into their sound, making them one of the most innovative and eclectic bands of their time.
Another key factor in Boney M's success was the striking and charismatic stage presence of lead vocalist Liz Mitchell. Her powerful voice, combined with her vibrant personality and energetic stage performances, made her a standout performer and an important part of Boney M's appeal. The other members of the group also played important roles in the band's success, with Bobby Farrell's distinctive dance moves and Marcia Barrett's soulful voice adding to the band's unique and electrifying stage presence.
Despite their success, Boney M faced a number of challenges over the course of their career. The band underwent several personnel changes, with members coming and going over the years, and struggled with a lack of creative control over their music. Nevertheless, their music continues to be beloved by fans around the world, and the band remains an important part of the disco and pop music landscape.
Hansa International 11 537 AT , 1977 , Switzerland
"Belfast" is the second single of the disco band Boney M.'s 1977 album "Love For Sale" . "Belfast" was the first Boney M. single to feature lead vocals by Marcia Barrett and became their 4th consecutive German chart-topper. In the UK it peaked at #8.Show Details
Hansa International 16 959 AT , 1976 , Germany
"Daddy Cool" is the song recorded by Eurodisco band Boney M. and included on their debut album "Take The Heat Off Me". It was a 1976 hit and a staple in disco music and Boney M.'s first UK hit. It reached #6 in the UK charts and #65 in the United States Billboard Hot 100.Show Details
Hansa 30 943 , Germany
The album cover of "Boney M Greatest Hits of Boney M" is a die-cut design, meaning that a portion of the cover has been cut out to reveal the inner sleeve. The design features an image of the band members in a disco pose, surrounded by a rainbow-colored border. The die-cut reveals a second image of the band, this time in front of a stage with an audience in the background.Show Details
Hansa International 17 888 AT , 1977 , Germany
"Ma Baker" is the 1977 disco hit single by German disco band "Boney M". It was the first single of their second album "Love for Sale" and their third consecutive chart-topper in Germany and their best yet placing in the UKShow Details
1978 , Germany
"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.Show Details
Carrere 67.382 / CA 651 , 1979 , France
"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" based on Eleuterio Sánchez life, "I'm Born Again", "Bahama Mama" and "Gotta Go Home".Show Details
Hansa International 27 573 OT , Germany
"Take The Heat Off Me" is the debut album by Boney M.. The album became a major seller outside of the United States. 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."Show Details
Hansa International – 26088 XOT , 1978 , Netherlands
"Super Disco Party" is a compilation album with some of the best Euro-Disco from the 1970s, produced by the German top-producer Frank Farian and with Disco Superstars like: Eruption, Boney M and Gilla.Show Details