I Wanna Be Loved By You

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The outright funkiness of "Give It Up," the third track on I Wanna Be Loved By You, is reason alone to invest in this 1979 set. A harmonious matrimony of soul, funk, and jazzy elements, the arrangement's in-the-pocket bassline, bright horns, and sneaky key change play perfect companion to Barry's fiery yet earnest vocal. But "Give It Up" is merely one facet of a very versatile set: Other highlights include the carnival-esque "Nobody but You," which mingles traditional Spanish rhythms with pop chords; the rocker "Cold Fire"; and the straightforward disco chomper "Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes," a coolly catchy tune that remains the singer's biggest international hit. A close second to Made in Hong Kong, this album is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The outright funkiness of "Give It Up," the third track on I Wanna Be Loved By You, is reason alone to invest in this 1979 set. A harmonious matrimony of soul, funk, and jazzy elements, the arrangement's in-the-pocket bassline, bright horns, and sneaky key change play perfect companion to Barry's fiery yet earnest vocal. But "Give It Up" is merely one facet of a very versatile set: Other highlights include the carnival-esque "Nobody but You," which mingles traditional Spanish rhythms with pop chords; the rocker "Cold Fire"; and the straightforward disco chomper "Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes," a coolly catchy tune that remains the singer's biggest international hit. A close second to Made in Hong Kong, this album is only missing the quirkiness and spontaneity of the former; otherwise, it's still a thoroughly enjoyable listen for dancing or pleasure -- minus the lack of depth that appeared in many other disco records of the time. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1992
  • Label: Hot Productions
  • UPC: 053993661420
  • Catalog Number: 6614

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Claudja Barry Primary Artist, Vocals
Keith Forsey Percussion, Drums, Syndrum
Pepe Solera Saxophone
Mats Bjoerklund Guitar
Etienne Cap Trombone, Trumpet
Georges Delagaye Trombone, Trumpet
Jörg Evers Guitar
Fritz Sonnleitner Strings
Les Hurdle Bass
Jürgen S. Korduletsch Accordion
Renate Mauerer Background Vocals
Victoria Miles Background Vocals
Jerry Rix Background Vocals
Kristian Schultze Synthesizer, Keyboards
Claudia Schwarz Background Vocals
Tim Touchton Background Vocals
Gitta Walther Background Vocals
Lucy Neale Background Vocals
Maria Neuhaus Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Claudja Barry Composer
Mats Bjoerklund rhythm arrangement
Jörg Evers Composer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Jürgen Koppers Engineer
Jürgen S. Korduletsch Producer
Dave Siddle Engineer
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