Words by Jesse Serwer and Eddie STATS Houghton—
Trouble-double, doooeeeeuuble…sweeng. Shuddally wop, shuddally whoop, whoah-oh-oh…Oooweoo, oooweoo, oowoeeoo-ooweoo, shuddally waddly diddly diddly, whoah-oh, sweeng. Always wanted to see what that looked like in print. This past Saturday marked the 47th birthday of reggae music’s greatest vocal acrobat and the first voice of dancehall, Barrington Levy. We know you already have three different Barrington greatest hits collections in your crates and/or iTunes, but, after running through the catalog of dancehall’s other generation-bridging golden voice Beres Hammond last week, we just had to honor the man by breaking down the 10 most official, unmistakable Barrington anthems. Zeen?