August is a great time to chill and keep life simple. The heat of summer has found that balance between persistent rain and dry season. Nights are warm and nature crawls about at a sleepy pace. This is the perfect time to cut back on the big sound and get to the root bottom of the band.
Double Barrel was scripted by David ‘John Crooks’ Barker and Ansell Collins - session players working for Lee “Scratch” Perry in Kingston, Jamaica in the late 60s.’ They came together for the reggae single, “Double Barrel” and saw it released on Techniques Records a subsidiary of Trojan Records. The song topped both the Jamaican and UK charts March of 1971.
Featured behind the drum kit? 18 year old Sly Dunbar of Bob Marley acclaim. This was his first recording.
The Rhythm Express side features – Everton ‘Pablo” Paul on drums, Shane “Shaky J’ Forrest – recording engineer and guitar, Jesse “Dubmatix” King – bass and Bill King piano/organ and producer. No vocals, no horns - just the four keeping it simple and open.
Bill King - Producer/Piano/Organ
Everton “Pablo” Paul – drums/Side Door Studio
Shane ‘Shakey J’ Forrest – guitar/recording engineer
Jesse “Dubmatix” King – bass
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Writer(s): Dave Barker, Ansel George Collins, Winston Delano Riley
Copyright: St. James Music, Dub Plate Music Publishers Ltd., Dubplate Music Publishers Ltd., Music Sales Corporation O.B.O. St. James Music
released February 1, 2016
Everton "Pablo' Paul drums
Bill King - piano/producer
Jesse 'Dubmatix' King - bass/art
Shane 'Shaky" Forresst engineer and guitar
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