If you’ve been listening to dancehall for a loooong time or have owned any of the Strictly the Best compilations especially the earlier volumes, then chances are you know who Captain Barkey is. One track that I absolutely overplayed as a likkle youth was Bun Fi Bun. Mind you, I didn’t understand a word of patois back then (I understand some now) but this was “my jam”.
Later on in the mid to late-90s, when (in my opinion) dancehall was the shit, another track of his that I overplayed was Go Go Wine.
Anyway, wanted to pay tribute to a dancehall veteran whose life was shortened early yesterday morning.