November 23, 2015

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Barry Biggs - Three Ring Circus / No One Knows You When You´re Down (1977) - single

Barry Biggs (born 1947, although some accounts list 1953; St. Andrew, Jamaica) is a reggae singer, best known in the UK for his cover of the Blue Magic song, "Sideshow", which got to number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1977.
Biggs worked as an recording engineer and cameraman with the Jamaican Broadcasting Company, and also spent time as a member of the band the Astronauts, before becoming the lead singer for Byron Lee's Dragonaires.
It was at Lee's Dynamic Sounds studio (where he also worked as a producer and engineer) that Biggs recorded his first Jamaican hit, a cover of The Osmonds' "One Bad Apple". He broke through to international success in 1976 with "Work All Day", which had been recorded seven years earlier. Biggs had six hit singles on the UK Singles Chart between 1976 and 1981, the most successful of these, "Sideshow", reaching number 3 in January 1977.
Many of Biggs' recordings were reggae cover versions of popular soul hits, including songs such as Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour"; "Sideshow" and "Three Ring Circus" by Blue Magic.

A - Three Ring Circus  (4:01)
Written-By – B. Eli, V. Barrett / Producer – B. Biggs, N. Hinds / Executive-Producer – Byron Lee
B - No One Knows You When You´re Down  (2:56)
Written-By – B. Biggs / Producer – B. Biggs, N. Hinds / Executive-Producer – Byron Lee

Genre:  Reggae
Label:  Scramble Records
Catalog#  SRS 510019

(P) 1977

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