b. Joslyn Hamilton, 5 November 1961, Jamaica, West Indies. Captain Barkey followed the usual path to prominence, performing on a number of sound systems in Jamaica. He established a notable reputation performing as a resident DJ with the Stereo One sound system alongside Wickerman and Lieutenant Stitchie. In 1991 he recorded GÇÿGunGÇÖ and GÇÿOriginal Get And No ChatGÇÖ for Steely And Clevie, which were popular hits in both the dancehall and on the reggae charts. Following on from the unprecedented success of ShaggyGÇÖs version of the Folkes BrothersGÇÖ GÇÿOh CarolinaGÇÖ, he recorded GÇÿSlow Type Of DeathGÇÖ over Brian And Tony GoldGÇÖs remake of the hit with King Jammy. His hit was featured on the one-rhythm Carolina My Darling, along with two other tracks from the Captain, GÇÿTeck A Man WomanGÇÖ and the similar GÇÿWok A Man WomanGÇÖ. Recording with a number of producers he enjoyed hits with GÇÿGal At Mi DoorGÇÖ, the resentful GÇÿSome Gal A IdiotGÇÖ, along with GÇÿTek SomebodyGÇÖ, GÇÿGo Go WineGÇÖ and GÇÿClaffyGÇÖ. By 1995 he performed the more conscientious GÇÿAnti ChristGÇÖ, which was featured on the b-side of SimpletonGÇÖs GÇÿQuarter To TwelveGÇÖ. Both tracks were produced by the celebrated duo of Anthony Red Rose and Anthony Malvo. Sounding similar to Mad Cobra, in the introduction he condemned evil-doers, followed by the infectious chorus, GÇÿAnti Christ / no dem no nice / trying to mash up Rastaman lifeGÇÖ.
He continued to maintain a high profile throughout the 90s. In 1996 notable hits included, GÇÿ8000 888 000GÇÖ, GÇÿGo Go MacarenaGÇÖ and GÇÿGo Go WineGÇÖ while in 1997 he released, GÇÿCanGÇÖt Tek Your ManGÇÖ and the riotous GÇÿPose Gal PickneyGÇÖ. In the beginning of 1998 he recorded in combination with his long time sparring partner Wickerman and Angel Douglas for the resolute, GÇÿAmbitionGÇÖ, as well as GÇÿEight CylinderGÇÖ, which led to his supporting Tanto Metro And Devonte on the GÇÿGo SoGÇÖ rhythm when he performed GÇÿSome GalGÇÖ. By the close of the century Hamilton relished an international reggae hit with the dancehall favourite GÇÿWave Yu HandGÇÖ for the producer, Colin GÇÿFattaGÇÖ Walters. By 2000 Barkey and Wickerman were reunited when they performed as part of Worm Dem Crew. In February the duo was featured in the theatrical production, Ghetto Justice, that also starred Red Rat and Tanto Metro in their acting debuts.
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