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Sunday, November 1, 2015

ANSEL COLLINS - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae King)


ANSEL COLLINS - PROFILE:

Artist: Ansel Collins
Job: Singer, Keyboard Player & Producer
Location: Jamaica
Genre: Jazz, Reggae and Soul Music
Influences: My Mother, I was influenced by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Louis Jordon and other musicians/artists of that era

Biography:
Ansel Collins is a Jamaican keyboardist, producer and vocalist born in Kingston, Jamaica. As a producer, Collins released solo records, including single sides "Cock Robin", "Atlantic One", "Stalag" and "Nuclear Weapon" between 1969 and 1971, as well as a handful of later albums. Collins' magical fingers would add signature sounds to Jamaica's Mento, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall music from the 60's to present.
He continued to record during the 1980s, right up until now.
In September 2015 Ansel Collins re-emerged with a stellar 14 tracked instrumental album titled, "The Magnificent" which includes harmonies and versions of previously released songs by various artist with whom he worked.

Ansel Collins "The Magnificent" Story Part 1
Listen to the interview by Global Linkz Radio
Early Years

As his first love is singing, Collins was guided by his mother who would write songs for him and sang with him at times. She would also accompany young teen aged Collins to various recording studios in Kingston.
Collins remembered his first time on stage as a singer in 1960 at "A Star Is Born" event hosted by the late Cecil "Sonny" Bradshaw. He would later move to Waterhouse Community where he was introduced to Bobby Aitken and The Carib Beats by Patricia/Patsy Clark. It was shortly after this meeting that Collins would finally see the light in terms of making a headway on his musical journey as he became a vocalist in the band. After a while, Collins bought his first keyboard book from Music Mart on Orange Street in Kingston from which he taught himself to play the keyboard and the rest is history.

In the late 1960s, Collins was introduced to Father Gooden of Rainbow Healing Temple (RHT) who at that time has just bought instruments for his church and was in search of musicians. This led to Ansel Collins becoming the band leader of Rainbow Healing Temple (RHT)Invincibles Band. This would become the launching pad for Collins as a professional musician. It was at RHT that Collins met young Lowell "Sly" Fillmore Dunbar also affectionately known as "coo-coo or "Charlie" at age 14 and made him a member of the band as a drummer.

As Collins found a calling as a record producer, after working with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Collins rose to prominence as part of the duo Dave and Ansell Collins along with Dave Barker in 1971 with the hit single “Double Barrel.” The song was the first Jamaican song to scale to the number one spot on the British singles chart, and the duo’s follow-up, “Monkey Spanner,” did nearly as well, entering the Top Ten. Following these hits, Collins wrote the song “Stalag 17″, the song became a top seller in Jamaica in 1973 and was later covered extensively by dancehall artists. One of the most popular song ever to be produced on that instrumental was “Ring the Alarm” by the late reggae artist Tenor Saw.

Collins who discovered Sly Dumbar, the member of the duo "Sly & Robbie", worked extensively with them in the 1970s at the Channel One Studio band and regularly played with the Revolutionaries and the Aggrovators, both of them groundbreaking dub bands. He was also a regular member of Soul Syndicate band and many other bands other including "The Thoroughbreds" at club Stables. He was a member of 1970s Channel One studio band, The Revolutionaries. He was also part of Jimmy Cliff's backing band, Oneness, in the 1970s as well as the Impact All Stars. Collins also worked with backing bands such as Lynn Taitt and the Jets (including the reggae producer Joe Gibbs). In 1978 he was the member of the band The Gladiators (1978 album Proverbial Reggae) and Sugar Minott's Black Roots Players, performing on many of the classic songs of the roots reggae era (album 1979 Black Roots).

His keyboard playing exemplified the Skinhead reggae style. Ansel Collins has played keyboards on the several albums of the various musicians: albums of the dub musician Scientist Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires and Scientist in the Kingdom of Dub (1981), album of Rico Rodriguez Man from Wareika (1977), album of Lincoln Thompson Natural Wild (1980), album of Augustus Pablo This Is Augustus Pablo (1974), album of Black Uhuru Sinsemilla (1980), albums of Jimmy Cliff Give Thanx (1978), album of King Tubby and Prince Jammy His Majesty's Dub (1976), Cliff Hanger (1985) and Humanitarian (1999), album of The Royals Pick Up the Pieces (1977), album of Mighty Diamonds Right Time (1976), album of Gregory Isaacs Cool Ruler (1978), album of Prince Far I Health and Strength (1998), but also on the albums of the musician like French Singer, and Songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg (Aux armes et cætera, 1979).

Throughout the ’80s and into the ’90s, Collins worked with many of reggae’s most popular artists: Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Israel Vibration, U-Roy, and many more. 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 currently resides in St. Andrew Jamaica and said he is ready to get on the road doing live shows.

ANSEL COLLINS - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

A) Dave & Ansel Collins - Discography: (1968 - Presents)
1) Albums:
.1971 - Double Barrel
.1974 - In Toronto
.1976 - In The Ghetto
.1999 - Son Of A Gun


2) Compilation/Best of:
.1985 - Double Barrel (Original Yard Classics) - [Ras]
.1998 - The Sound Of Now - [Rhino]
.1998 - Heavy Heavy Monster Sounds of Dave and Ansel Collins - [Beatville]
.2001 - Dave & Ansell Collins - [Armoury Records]
.2002 - Double Barrel - The Best Of Dave And Ansel Collins - [Trojan/Sanctuary]
.2002 - Double Barrel (All The Hits Plus More) - [Prestige Elite]
.2009 - Dave & Ansel Collins - [Xelon Entertainment]
.2009 - Black Label Reggae (Volume 30) - [Xelon Entertainment]
.2010 - Tony Tuff & Dave Meets Ansel Collins - [P.E.R Records]
.2011 - Double Barrel - [Pegasus Entertainment]
.2012 - Best Of The Essential Hits: Dave & Ansel Collins - [Prestige Elite]
.2014 - Shocks Of Mighty - [Righteous Reggae Records]
.2014 - Double Up!! 18 Killer Cuts From Jamaica's Finest Duo - [Kingston Sounds]


B) Ansel Collins - Discography: (Solo Work)
1) Albums:
.1977 - Riding High
.1986 - Ansel Collins - [Aka: "Get It On" 1987]
.1986 - Again
.1988 - So Long
.2002 - Jamaican Gold (Ansell Collins & Sly & Robbie)
.2009 - Music Train
.2013 - Instrumental Showcase
.2015 - The Magnificent


2) Singles:
[Partial]:
.1969 - Bigger Boss - [Duke Records]
.1969 - Night Of Love - [Beverley's Records]
.1969 - Fat Cat (Ansell Collins & Beverley's All Stars) - [Beverley's Records]
.1970 - Cotton Dandy - [Trojan]
.1970 - Monkey - [Trojan]
.1971 - Point Blank - [Techniques]
.1972 - Presenting Cheater (Ansel Collins & Elaine) - [Camel]
.1973 - Chukky Organ - [Jaywax]
.1974 - Atlantic One - [GG's Records]
.1975 - Far East Special - [Riley Inc.]
.1976 - Jammings - [Sun Plum]
.1979 - Night Doctor (Maisha And Ansel Collins) - [D-Roy Records]
.1983 - Making Love - [Londisc Records]
.2011 - The Jolly Brothers "Conscious Man" / A. Collins "Special" - [Collins]
.2011 - Party In Session (Ansel Collins & Scantana) - [Mr. C Production]
.2012 - Just You - [Dc Production]
.2012 - Every Night - [Dc Production]
.2013 - Deadly Weapon (Ansel Collins & Sarah Tobias) - [Ansel Collins/Neville Hinds]
.2013 - Many Rivers to Cross - [Dc Production]
.2013 - Bitty McLean & A. Collins ‎"Cornerstone/Single Barrel (Move If You're Movin')" - [Taxi]
.2014 - Roots Rock Reggae - [Dc Production]
.2015 - Good Good Collie - [Ansel Collins]
.2015 - Dont Let Me Down - [Donovan Collins]


3) Compilation/Best of:
.2009 - The Man and His Music - an Instrumental Experience - [Double Barrel Entertainment]
.2009 - Ansel Collins and Company - [Double Barrel Entertainment]


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A) Dave and Ansel Collins - Discography: (1968 - Presents)
Albums:

.1971 - Double Barrel
(Original Press):
"Double Barrel" 1971 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Double Barrel. 2) Wild Bunch. 3) El Frego Bacca. 4) Monkey Spanner Version. 5) My Best Girl. 6) Secret Weapon. 7) I The Third (Aka: "Karate"). 8) That Girl (Aka: Groovy Situation). 9) Impossible Mission. 10) Ten To One. 11) I Can Count The Days (Aka: "Lonely Man"). 12) Two Four One.
[Label: Trojan (Lp. 1971), Techniques (Lp: 1971), Big Tree Records (Lp: 1971), Interfusion (Lp: 1971), Trojan/Sanctuary (Cd: 2010)(Digital Release: 2015), Sunspot (Lp: 2013)]


Notes:
These Compilations below, don't include the same songs of the first original edition:
Missing tracks from the original edition: "I Can Count The Days" & "Two Four One"
Bonus tracks include in these Compilations are: "Glory Of Love" & "Memories Of Love"

1) "Double Barrel (Original Yard Classics)" 1985
(Original Press):
"Double Barrel (Original Yard Classics)" 1985 - (Compilation)
Tracks:
1) Double Barrel. 2) El Fegobacca. 3) Wild Bunch. 4) Secret Weapon. 5) My Best Girl. 6) Ten To One. 7) Monkey Spanner. 8) I The Third. 9) Impossible Mission. 10) Glory Of Love. 11) That Girl. 12) Memories Of Love.
[Label: Ras Records: (Lp/Cd: 1985)]

2) "The Heavy, Heavy, Monster Sounds Of Dave & Ansel Collins" 1998
(Original Press):
"The Heavy, Heavy, Monster Sounds Of Dave & Ansel Collins" 1998 - (Compilation)
Tracks:
1) Double Barrel 2) El Fegobacca 3) Wild Bunch 4) Secret Weapon 5) My Best Girl 6) Ten To One 7) Monkey Spanner 8) I The Third 9) Impossible Mission 10 Glory Of Love 11) That Girl 12 Memories Of Love.
[Label: Beatville Records: (Cd: 1998)]

3) "Double-Barrel" 198?
(Original Press):
"Double-Barrel" 198? - (Compilation)
Tracks:
1) Double Barrel 2) El Fegobacca 3) Wild Bunch 4) Secret Weapon 5) My Best Girl 6) Ten To One 7) Monkey Spanner 8) I The Third 9) Impossible Mission 10 Glory Of Love 11) That Girl 12 Memories Of Love.
[Label: Techniques: (Lp: 198?)]
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.1974 - In Toronto
(Original Press):
"In Toronto" 1974 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) My Love. 2) Loneliness. 3) It Was Just My Imagination. 4) Driving Instructor. 5) It's Summer. 6) Baby I Need Your Love. 7) Find Yourself A Fool. 8) Doing Your Thing. 9) Lonely Man. 10) I Love You.
[Label: Clef Records (Lp: 1974)]
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.1976 - In The Ghetto
(Original Press):
"In The Ghetto" 1976  - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Money Is The Poor People's Cry. 2) Keep On Trying. 3) Stone In Love. 4) Are You Sure?. 5) Shacatac. 6) Bandwagon Skank. 7) Ride Your Pony. 8) Give Me Some Light. 9) Power To The People. 10) Smooth And Sort.
[Label: Trojan (Lp: 1976)]
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.1999 - Son Of A Gun
(Original Press):
"Son Of A Gun" 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) The Magnificent Double Barrel. 2) Son Of A Gun. 3) What We Gonna Do. 4) Father Of Django. 5) Tidal Wave. 6) Hurricane. 7) Mumsy. 8) Comming On Strong. 9) Love Me Forever. 10) Bubble Up. 11) Dancing Mood. 12) Vibes Man Skank. 13) My Guiding Star. 14) Mek We Live With Jah. 15) Trying To Conquer Me. 16) Bun Informer. 17) Partying With Dave And Ansel. 18) Agrovator's Station. 19) Liquidator. 20) Monkey Spanner.
[Label: Rhino (Cd: 1999)]

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Songs recorded in 1998

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B) Ansel Collins - Discography: (Solo Work)
Albums:

.1977 - Riding High
(Original Press):
"Riding High" 1977 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) It's Raining. 2) Double 000. 3) Spiderman. 4) Zambia River. 5) Skully Bone. 6) Sniff Your Coke. 7) Riding High. 8) I Don't Want To Be Hurt. 9) Kahunda. 10) Night Of Love.
[Label: Oneness (Lp: 1977), Shelly Power (Lp: 1977)]
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.1986 - Ansel Collins - [Aka: "Get It On" 1987]
(Original Press):
"Ansel Collins" 1986 - [Heartbeat]
Aka: "Get It On" 1987 - [Heartbeat/Rounder Records/Japan]
Editions:

"Ansel Collins" 1986 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Love And Devotion. 2) Get It On. 3) Mr. Music. 4) Shake Down Party. 5) Hard Time Fat. 6) Hide & Seek. 7) Please Don't Go. 8) True Lover. 9) No Love. 10) Sugar Lips.
[Label: Hearbeat (Lp: 1986)]

Aka: "Get It On" 1987 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Love And Devotion. 2) Get It On. 3) Mr. Music. 4) Shake Down Party. 5) Hard Time Fat. 6) Hide & Seek. 7) Please Don't Go. 8) True Lover. 9) No Love. 10) Sugar Lips.
[Label: Heartbeat/Rounder Records/Japan (Lp: 1987)]
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.1986 - Again
(Original Press):
"Again" 1986 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Bring Me The Love. 2) I Feel Like Making Love. 3) Stay Easy. 4) Afrikan Thriller. 5) Form In A Ring. 6) Sexy Lover. 7) Moonlight. 8) Dance All Night.
[Label: Mandingo Hot Steppers (Lp: 1986)]
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.1988 - So Long
(Original Press):
"So Long" 1988 - [Hearbeat]
Reissue: "So Long" 1990 - [L.A. Records]
"So Long" 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) So Long. 2) Let You Yea Be Yea. 3) Penthouse. 4) Dream Dream. 5) Happy Feeling (Love). 6) Are You Ready. 7) Let Me Love You. 8) Burning Fire. 9) I Can't Believe It. 10) Mr. Big Shot.
[Label: Hearbeat (Lp: 1988), L.A. Records (Lp: 1990)]
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.2002 - Jamaican Gold (Ansell Collins & Sly & Robbie)
(Original Press):
Editions: 

Lp: "Jamaican Gold (Ansell Collins & Sly & Robbie)" 2002
Tracks:
Side A:
 1) Here Comes The Rain (Ansel Collins). 2) Here I Come Again. 3) Answer The Telephone (Dj Jah Thomas). 4) French Dub. 5) Tonight Is The Night (Ansel Collins). 6) Watch And Peep (Roland Burrell).
Side B:
1) I Wanna Love Again (Ansel Collins). 2) Hi Di Hi. 3) German Soldier (Dj Mr. Mystic). 4) Power Dub. 5) Dance The Reggae Music (Ansel Collins). 6) Punch. 7) Ease Up The Pressure ( Tony Tuff/Jamaican Stereo Style)
[Label: Moll Selekta (Lp: 2002)]

Cd: "Jamaican Gold (Ansell Collins & Sly & Robbie)" 2002
Tracks:
1) Here Comes The Rain (Ansel Collins). 2) Here I Come Again. 3) Answer The Telephone (Dj Jah Thomas). 4) French Dub. 5) Tonight Is The Night (Ansel Collins). 6) Searching (Instrumental Version). 7) German Soldier (Dj Mr. Mystic). 8) Hi Di Hi. 9) I Wanna Love Again (Ansel Collins). 10) Love again (Instrumental Version). 11) Watch And Peep (Roland Burrell). 12) Power Dub. 13) Dance The Reggae Music (Ansel Collins). 14) Punch. 15) Ease Up The Pressure (Tony Tuff/Jamaican Stereo Style).
[Label: Moll Selekta (Cd: 2002)]

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All riddims produced and recorded in 1979 at Channel One Studio, Kingston, Jamaica
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.2009 - Music Train
(Original Press):
"Music Train" 2009 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Get Up and Dance. 2) Senorita. 3) Love and Devotion. 4) Just Like a Sea Instrumental. 5) Keep On Loving Me. 6) Jack Strap Instrumental. 7) Mr. Music. 8) Nosey Parker Instrumental. 9) Ruff and Tuff. 10) Bad Dog Instrumental. 11) Summer Breeze. 12) Sunshine Blue Sky. 13) The Jungle Instrumental. 14) Senorita [Feat. Neville Hinds]. 15) When. 16) White Rabbit Instrumental. 17) Yellow Taxi [Feat. Keith Francis]
[Label: Double Barrel Entertainment (Digital Release: 2009)]
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.2013 - Instrumental Showcase
(Original Press):
"Music Train" 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Dub Roach. 2) Dub Train. 3) Double Barrel Pt.2. 4) Undying Love. 5) Buzy Beat. 6) 69 Dub. 7) Sunday Sunday. 8) Jungle Juice. 9) Sweet Touch. 10) Exodus. 11) Year 2000. Ska Fun. 13) Bottle Rock. 14) Sweet Candy. 15) Sunday Chapel. 16) Ever Night.
[Label: Mark Topsecret Music (Digital Release: 2013)]
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.2015 - The Magnificent
(Original Press):
"The Magnificent" 2015 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) I Am the Magnificent. 2) Baeardman Shuffle Inna Foundation Style. 3) Inna Dream Land. 4) Ansel's Coming to Dinner. 5) Happiness. 6) Lava Ground. 7) The Conqueror. 8) Monkeyman. 9) Number One. 10) Turn Me On. 11) Old Broom. 12) Shine Eye. 13) One Man Stand Alone. 14) Yes I.
[Label: I-Pril Records (Digital Release: 2015)]

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ANSEL COLLINS - CONTACTS:

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For bookings and information please contact:
Ansel Collins
Email: ag-collins@hotmail.com
Tel No. 1 876 408 6228 /1 876 540 6308

For press/media inquiries please contact:
Ansel Collins
Email: ag-collins@hotmail.com
Tel No. 1 876 408 6228 /1 876 540 6308


Ansel Collins "Every Night"


Ansel Collins "Instrumental Showcase"


Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrel (Live Top Of The Pops 29-04-1971)


Ansel Collins "Let Me Love To You"


Ansel Collins "Bigger Boss"


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Biography by Ansel Collins

Discography by Marco of Reggaediscography

A Huge thank you for making this page possible to Ansel Collins, Fitzroy Francis of Mightyful13 Records & Empress Skortcher of Global linkz Radio
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