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Joe Barry Famous memorial

Birth
Cut Off, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
31 Aug 2004 (aged 65)
Cut Off, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Cut Off, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID
9422510 View Source

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.

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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 5 Sep 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9422510
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9422510/joe-barry: accessed ), memorial page for Joe Barry (13 Jul 1939–31 Aug 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9422510, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cut Off, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.