Sunday, February 28, 2016

Day 120 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Dave Barker - Funky Reggae

Starting off the 18th week with a nice one by Dave Barker called "Funky Reggae."  Born David John Crooks in 1948, Dave Barker first got his start with a trio named The Two Tones who unsuccessfully recorded for Duke Reid.  He went on to a brief stint with Winston Riley's Techniques before teaming up with Glen Brown to form the duo Glen and Dave.  It was when he met Lee "Scratch" Perry that his career took off, hitting the charts with "Shocks Of Mighty" and "Spinning Wheel."  In 1971 he got together with Ansell Collins and had a number one hit on the UK charts with the classic "Double Barrel."  Today's tune "Funky Reggae" was produced by Duke Reid and originally released in 1970 on the UK Duke label.  Dig it!

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