Dave Barker

Dave Barker

Top Songs

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Sunshine Rock
2
Do Your Thing
3
Funky, Funky Reggae
4
Small Axe Version 2 (Aka Shocks '71)
5
Shocks 71

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Biography

Dave Barker was born David Crooks in Jamaica in 1948. His mother relocated to Britain in 1952, leaving Crooks to be raised in Jamaica by his grandparents and uncles, a difficult situation for the child, who as a result developed a noticeable stammer when he began to speak. Singing, however, was another matter, and by his teens Crooks was a member of several street-corner vocal groups, including his first, the Two Tones. He teamed up with Glen Brown in the late '60s, and the pair... Read more

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