In ricordo di Bobby Farrell: Boney M. – Rasputin

7 anni fa moriva Bobby Farrell, storico ballerino e cantante dei Boney M. In suo ricordo vi posto il brano Rasputin, con testo e video.

Era la mattina del 30 dicembre 2010, quando in un hotel di San Pietroburgo veniva ritrovato morto Bobby Farrell.

Robert “Bobby” Alfonso Farrell, era nato ad Oranjestad (Aruba) il 6 ottobre 1949 dove visse fino all’età di 15 anni, poi fece il marinaio per un paio di anni e si trasferì in Norvegia, poi in Olanda dove cominciò a fare il Dj.

Bobby trovò maggiori opportunità di lavoro in Germania, dove nel 1975 fu notato dal produttore Frank Farian, che lo volle come unico membro maschio di una sua band, chiamata Boney M.

In realtà Farrell non cantava nei brani in studio, la voce era sempre di Farian, ma il suo apporto alla band era quello della danza e del suo carisma.

Farrell era magnetico, sapeva guadagnarsi le simpatie del pubblico con i suoi movimenti, con il suo essere macho in mezzo alle cantanti Marcia Barrett, Liz Mitchell e Maizie Williams

Insieme agli ABBA, i Boney M, furono il gruppo più famoso del periodo, con brani che sono diventati la storia della disco music, come Daddy Cool, Rasputin, Sunny, Ma Baker, Rivers of Babylon ed altre ancora.

Il brano Rasputin è contenuto nell’album Nightflight to Venus del 1978.

Testo Boney M. – Rasputin

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the cassock he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she’d heard the things he’d done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
For power became known to more and more people
The demands to do something about this outrageous
Man became louder and louder
This man’s just got to go, declared his enemies
But the ladies begged, don’t you try to do it, please
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they’re not to blame
Come to visit us they kept demanding
And he really came
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia’s greatest love machine
He drank it all and said, I feel fine
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn’t quit, they wanted his head
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia’s greatest love machine
And so they shot him ‘til he was dead
Oh, those Russians

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