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Dave and Ansell Collins: Ansell Plays It Cool While Dave Searches For His Mum...!

Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 8 May 1971

DAVE BARKER is a well-built Jamaican who talks fast and enthusiastically and punctuates his sentences with finger-clicking and hearty slaps of his right thigh. Ansell Collins is quiet, would much rather nod his head than speak, and appears totally unconcerned that together they're chart-toppers with 'Double Barrel', a reggae record cut in Jamaica two years ago.

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