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Dave And Ansell Collins: Double Barrel

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UK release date 08.06.2018

All good Ska, Bluebeat and Reggae lovers are going to appreciate this thoroughly comprehensive compilation (with new tracks never released on CD) The single and title album "Double Barrel' was the one that started it all in the spring of '71 shooting to the top of the UK hit parade (knocking T Rex off the No. 1 slot) in glorious fashion.

It's still as fresh sounding as it was all those years ago, proving that the old addage 'form is temporary class is permanent' is true! This contains brilliant songs from an era never to be forgotten dust off your Levi Stay Press, Harrington, Fred Perry & loafers and enjoy the heavy-heavy monster sounds of the classic "Monkey Spanner" and the genre defining classic, without doubt one of the best reggae songs before reggae was born "My Best Girl" an absolute stone cold nugget! There's plenty here for the discerning reggae fan a treasure trove of great material awaits fronted by the hugely underrated vocalist Dave Barker -seek it out and enjoy!
Words Emrys Baird

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