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Joe Barry
Birth: Jul. 13, 1939
Death: Aug. 31, 2004

Cajun Music Legend. He was born Joseph Barrios in the Cajun swamplands of Louisiana. Learning to play guitar by age eight, he was soon playing at dances known as fais do-dos. He moved to New Orleans in the late 1950s, formed the Dukes of Rhythm and had regional success with their 1960 single, "The Greatest Moment of My Life" on the Jin label. Working at Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orleans, he recorded "I'm a Fool to Care" which was a US and UK top 40 hit in 1961. With his follow up hit "Teardrops in My Heart," he appeared on TV shows like American Bandstand, played at casinos and made records for the French-speaking Cajun market. He continued to enjoy local success for several years, but ended his full-time career in the music business in 1967. In 1976, he recorded an album of country ballads and independently recorded an album of religious songs titled, “Sweet Rose Of Sharon" in 1980. Despite struggling with various illnesses he released his new swamp rock album, "Been Down That Muddy Road," on Night Train Records in April 2003. In the Tuff City Music Group’s New York official press release he was considered among the best writers of American music. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Cut Off
Lafourche Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9422510
Joe Barry
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Joe Barry
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- Donna B.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Aug. 31, 2013
Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Joe Barry.
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Aug. 10, 2013
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