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Barry Boom - Everyday Life

Barry Boom - Everyday Life

Barry Boom - Everyday Life

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The quality of this album is indicative that Barry took his own advice and has given it all he has got.


Considered a great producer, songwriter and musician Paul Robinson aka Barry Boom is no stranger to success. The man who was integral to Maxi Priest’s success in the earlier stages of his career is back on the musical map, this time releasing his new album Everyday Life.   Working behind the scenes for many years, he produced Papa Levi’s ‘Mi God Mi King’ back in 1983, a song which spent eight weeks on the UK reggae charts. The song also made it to the top of the Jamaican reggae chart and remained there for six weeks, becoming the first British DJ to occupy this slot. Over the years Barry has racked up several hits of his own such as ‘Making Love’, ‘Hurry Over’, ‘Baby We’ve Got Love’, ‘Raindrops’ and ‘Dial My Number’.

Barry Boom - Everyday LifeEveryday Life is his first project since taking a hiatus in 2001 and contains fourteen tracks, all written by Barry Boom. Track 2 titled ‘Faith’ is self-explanatory and has a very special spiritual reggae vibe to it. On the title track ‘Everyday Life’ Barry highlights how blessed we all are and how much we owe to Jah for shining his light on us. ‘Talk to Me’ introduces some jazz to the dominant reggae beat, utilizing a melodic saxophone in the background.

A musician in his own right Barry Boom plays on all of the tracks alongside musicians such as Ruff Cutt Band’s Carlton ‘Bubblers’ Ogilvie, Peter Lee and Rico Richardson. All tracks were recorded at Skinny Farm Studio and Barry Boom’s own Emanuel House Recording studio. The album which was released late last summer was officially released on iTunes in January 2013. As track seven ‘One Shot’ says, “don’t let circumstances get you down, keep your mind focused on your goal as you only have one shot in life to make an impression, so give it  all you got”. The quality of this album is indicative that Barry took his own advice and has given it all he has got. The rest is left up to Jah.

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