#16 Double Barrel

#16 Double Barrel – Dave and Ansell Collins

1971 hit from a Kingston duo, released by Trojan. The song was a success in the clubs in England (as was Monkey Spanner, the follow-up), but not much happened for either of them after that (session work mostly). The songs are probably most remembered for the exclamatory vocals : “I’m the magnificent” “double 00” “heavy heavy monster sound” “Don’t watch that, watch this!”, etc. etc. As I recall both records were very popular with certain girls  at school (the ones that liked Judge Dread).


I am the magnificent
I’m backed by the shack of a soul boss most turnin’ stormin’ sound o’soul

I am double u o,o,o and I’m still up here again


Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Build it up
One time
Work it on baby
Mush, mush, mush, mush

Hit me one time
Ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh ugh
Break it up
Push your lips now

You’re fine baby, you’re fine

I am the magnificent, double u o,o,o

Good God, too much, I like it

Soul party
Work it up one time, work it two time
Shack it
Back it
I am the magnificent baby, double u, o, o, o

Enter the shack at the back of your soul baby
Work it out huh
Hit me one time

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