Reggae pioneer Ansel Collins back blazing the musical trail with new singles, tours and more. Collins is mostly known for his instrumentals his “Double Barrel” became the first million seller for a Reggae duo, (a single he recorded with Dave Barker) on the UK charts in the late 60’s.
Since then Collins has recorded and released countless hits like Monkey Spanner and Stalag 17. Ansel Collins has played on countless recordings for some of reggae’s most well-known artists. Born in Jamaica, Collins began his musical career in the ’60s as a singer but soon switched to first drums and then keyboards quickly after.
His next best known instrumental was covered by Sly & Robbie and made into a Reggae staple with the release of Chaka Demus & Pliers hit single “Murder She Wrote”.
Ansel Collins is also the uncle of Roots reggae singer “I-Wayne”.