Betty Boo

Real Name:
Alison Moira Clarkson
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At school, Alison Clarkson trained to be a sound engineer. Prior to her number 7 UK hit "Hey DJ I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing)" with Beatmasters, she was a vocalist for She Rockers and Hit 'N' Run. Her (mostly self-produced) debut solo album, "Boomania", spawned two further top ten hits. Boo won the 1991 Brit Award for Best Pop Artist and signed to WEA International Inc.. But this second, major label, album was not a sales success, and a world tour was cancelled when it was revealed she was lip-synching her live vocals. Alison Clarkson returned to the industry in 1997 as a songwriter. She co-wrote "Pure and Simple" for Hear'Say - the fastest selling single in the history of the UK charts, and has also written for Girls Aloud.
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Albums

Betty Boo - Boomania album art Betty Boo Boomania (Album) Rhythm King Records Spain 1990 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Grrr!  It's Betty Boo album art Betty Boo Grrr! It's Betty Boo (Album, Comp) WEA Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Betty Boo - Hey DJ / I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing b/w Ska Train album art The Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo The Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo - Hey DJ / I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing b/w Ska Train (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - 24 Hours album art Betty Boo 24 Hours (Maxi, Single) Rhythm King Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Where Are You Baby? album art Betty Boo Where Are You Baby? (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Give It A Rest (1990) album art She Rockers Featuring Betty Boo She Rockers Featuring Betty Boo - Give It A Rest (1990) (Single) Music Of Life UK 1990 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Doin' The Do album art Betty Boo Doin' The Do (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
101.737 Betty Boo - Promo 2 album art Information Society / Betty Boo Information Society / Betty Boo - Promo 2(12", Promo) Stiletto 101.737 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
none Betty Boo - The Number One No Smoking Rap album art Betty Boo The Number One No Smoking Rap(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1990 Sell This Version
MISSB Miss B (2)* Untitled(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label MISSB UK 1990 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Let Me Take You There album art Betty Boo Let Me Take You There (Single) WEA, WEA UK 1992 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Thing Goin' On album art Betty Boo Thing Goin' On (Maxi, Single) Sire, Reprise Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - I'm On My Way album art Betty Boo I'm On My Way (Single) WEA, WEA UK 1992 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Catch Me album art Betty Boo Catch Me (Maxi) Sire, Reprise Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Hangover album art Betty Boo Hangover (Single) WEA, WEA UK 1992 Sell This Version
BOO 001 Betty Boo - Live Caller album art Betty Boo & Crazy D Betty Boo & Crazy D - Live Caller(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl) SW 19 BOO 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Betty Boo - Take Off album art Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo - Take Off (Single, Maxi) Gusto Records UK 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

Betty Boo - Doin' The Do (The Best Of Betty Boo) album art Betty Boo Doin' The Do (The Best Of Betty Boo) (Comp) BMG, Camden UK 1999 Sell This Version

Videos

Betty Boo - Boomania - The Boomin Vids album art Betty Boo Boomania - The Boomin Vids (Comp) Virgin Music Video Spain 1990 Sell This Version

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mikedevery

mikedevery

August 5, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
A megamix called "Boo Megamix" was released on 7" in Spain, Rhythm King ID-0732-5 in 1991
airwolffliesagain

airwolffliesagain

July 30, 2011
I love Betty Boo! I fell in love with her and her music the moment I bought my first CD single: Where are you Baby? brilliantly remixed by Shep Pettibone, John Coxon & Razormaid. I still listen to it and have bought virtually all the album CDs and single CDs by Betty Boo I could find. She made excellent uplifting dance music, ranging from acid house, garage, hip hop, rap, techno, and pop with a 60's feel. I find it is so sad this talented beautiful artist never had the recognition she deserves. But in my world and in my dance music collection she rules! And I keep on playing all her dancetunes practically every day. Thank you Betty Boo !!! :)
JJ_Amblin

JJ_Amblin

June 3, 2003
Betty Boo may not have been the greatest rapper, singer or producer (though she was more than competent at all three) but her records were always enormous fun. You won't hear them played out much nowadays, but the UK hits "Doin' The Do" and "Where Are You Baby?" can still raise a smile.
Shame her more sophisticated material didn't do so well - "Hangover", though not really a dance record as such, was one of the great lost pop singles of the 90s.

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