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Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel (Live Top Of The Pops 29-04-1971)

Double Barrel” is a popular reggae single by Dave and Ansell Collins, the second reggae tune to top the charts in the UK, following two years after Desmond Dekker‘s No. 1 ska song “Israelites”.

Written and produced by Winston Riley, former vocalist of The Techniques, the single featured the vocals of Dave Barker, who had been recording in Jamaica for around five years, principally for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd and Lee Perry. Released in 1971, “Double Barrel” became one of the early breakthrough reggae hits internationally.

The record reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for the first two weeks in May 1971 (where it was credited to Dave and Ansel Collins). In the US, “Double Barrel” reached the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 22.

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