Josylin Hamilton was born on 5 November 1961 in Jamaica, West Indies. He was a member of the defense force for 6 years. He performed on many sound systems in Jamaica and he became prominent when he performed as a resident DJ with the Stereo One Sound System alongside Wickerman and Lieutenant Stitchie. Hamilton recorded ‘Gun’ and ‘Original Get And o Chat’ in 1991 and these were popular hits in both reggae and dancehall charts.

His hit song ‘ Slow Type of Death” was recorded and it was featured on the one-rhythm Carolina My Darling together with 2 other tracks, ‘Teck A Man Woman’ and ‘Wok A Man Woman’. Hamilton recorded with a number of producers ad he enjoyed hits like ‘Gal At Mi Door’, the resentful ‘Some Gal A Idiot,’ ‘Tek Somebody, ‘Go Go Wine’ and ‘Claffy’. In 1995, he performed ‘Anti Christ’ which was produced by Anthony Red Rose and Anthony Malvo.

Hamilton maintained a high profile throughout the 1990s by releasing more hits. In 1996 he released the hit 8000 888 000 and Go Go Macarena. In 1997 there was  ‘Can’t Tek Your Man’ and ‘Pose Gal Pickney’ and in 1998 he recorded with partner Wickewrman ad Angel Douglas, the song ‘Ambition’ as well as ‘Eight Cylinder’ which supported Tanto Metro and Devonte on the ‘Go So’ Rhyth. By the end of the century, he had recorded an internationally recognized reggae hit ‘Wave Yu Hand’ which was produced by Colin Fatta Waiters.

Hamilton was murdered together with his lover Tracy Bennet on 13 October 2012 in New York.

 

 

 

Music Releases - Captain Barkey

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GIDGEMENT RIDDIM – KING OF KINGS

GIDGEMENT RIDDIM - KING OF KINGS 1997 Tracklist: Beenie Man - You Mi Want Captain Barkey Ft Ce'cile & Brady - Freaky Tonight …
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BLACK GLASSES RIDDIM – FELONY

BLACK GLASSES RIDDIM - FELONY 1997 Tracklist: Alley Cat - G String Draws Captain Barkey - Hate Her Sean Paul - Dream Dream
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A WHO THING RIDDIM – SLAM RECORDS

covers A WHO THING RIDDIM - 1999 - SLAM RECORDS Tracklist: Anthony B - Jailhouse Capleton - Twist And Turn Captain Barkey - Twingy…
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REGGAE HITS VOL 1-37 PROMO COLLECTION

REGGAE HITS VOLUME 1 (1987) Tracklist: 1.    BARRINGTON LEVY - UNDER ME SENSI 2.    SUGAR MINOTT - HERBAN HUSTLING 3.    TONY…
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198x-20xx DANCEHALL SINGLES PACK

A serious promo selection for any dancehall DJ featuring some hit singles from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s. A few rares included to fire…
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MUD UP RIDDIM – IN THE STREETZ

MUD UP RIDDIM - IN THE STREETZ (GREENSLEEVES RHYTHM ALBUM #11) Tracklist: Capleton - Hands Off Ward 21 - Pick Lexxus - Tug It…
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FOUR BURN RIDDIM – BANKEYLOUS

FOUR BURN RIDDIM - BANKEYLOUS 1998 Tracklist: Captain Barkey and Angel Doolas - Two By Four Italee - He She Lady Saw - Man Haffi…
Swing Riddim 1999

SWING RIDDIM – EL PASO RECORDS

SWING RIDDIM - EL PASO RECORDS 1999 Tracklist: Copper Cat - Josephine Demo Delgado - Step Aside Future Troubles & Captain…
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GRIDLOCK RIDDIM – CYLTON RECORDS

GRIDLOCK RIDDIM - CYLTON RECORDS 1998 Tracklist: ARP - Who Can Love You Better Alley Cat - Uptown Downtown Captain Barkey - Girls…