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Aston "Family Man" Barrett

b, perc, *1946 JM
Musician of Reggae
A.k.a. Aston Francis Barrett.

Jamaican reggae bass player. Born : November 22, 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica. With his brother, drummer Carlton Barrett (1950-1987), was part of Lee Perry's The Upsetters before joining Bob Marley in the group The Wailers (that would become Bob Marley & the Wailers). Also played on various other Jamaican reggae sessions. Nicknamed "Family Man" (or "Fams") because he's the father of 40 kids. Sons include Floyd Barrett, Kevin Barrett, and Aston Barrett Jr..

  • Bass
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Electric piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Reggae
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Soul Constitution: Instrumentals & Dubs 1971 – 1982Aston "Family Man" Barrett & The Wailers Band2018Compil.
Tribute To Y Mas Gan / Steppers RockAston "Family Man" Barrett / The Rebel Arms / The Wailers Band2016Single
Family Man SkankAston "Family Man" Barrett, The Rebel Arms, The Wailers Band2014Single
Well PleasedAston "Family Man" Barrett2014Single
Sunny Sunday Morning / Godfather SkankFreddie McKay / Aston "Family Man" Barrett2011Single
Wailin' For JusticeRobert Marcey & Aston "Family Man" Barrett With The Wailers Band2009Album
UnificationKongo Banga Featuring Aston "Family Man" Barrett2007Album
Familyman In DubAston "Family Man" Barrett1999Compil.
Cobra Style: Productions From The Wailers' Musical DirectorAston "Family Man" Barrett1999Compil.
Wailers Sound TractAston "Family Man" Barrett1995Single
Children Of The Ghetto / Natural Woman / Caribbean Knight / Fams Choice / Grovers ParadiseSenya / Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Rebel Arms, The Wailers Band1990Album
Girl A Really Love YouGoldfinger & Aston "Family Man" Barrett1987Album
Cobra StyleAston "Family Man" Barrett1981Album
I'll Be Around / Zoot ZatDelano Tucker / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1977Single
Free For All / Red Up PalukaOrgan D & The Upsetters / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1974Single
Pick A DubKeith Hudson & Aston "Family Man" Barrett1974Album
Rock Of Gibraltar / Melodies Of WarThe Righteous Flames / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1972Single
Rollington Town Skank / Robbery With AggrovationSkankie Boo, Uziah "Sticky" Thompson & Aston "Family Man" Barrett1972Single
Herb Tree / Holy PolyAston "Family Man" Barrett / The Studio Sound1972Single
Get Together / Instalment PlanCarl Dawkins / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1970Single
Midnight Sunshine / You Are My SunshineAston "Family Man" Barrett / Gregory Isaacs And Uziah "Sticky" Thompson1970Single
In The Mood / Slide MongoosePete Weston / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1970Single
Orgarang / The EliminatorAston "Family Man" Barrett1969Single
Bandit / Family Man MoodErrol Wallace / Aston "Family Man" Barrett1969Single
Girl I Got A DateAlton Ellis, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Tommy McCook1967Single
First DjangoAston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
My World is Empty / Red Up PalukaThe Heptones, Aston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
Sign Of The Time / Ta-RussWinston Wright, Rhythm Force / Aston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
Ivan Itla The ConquerAston 'Family Man' BarrettSingle
Bide Up With Reason (Adapted)Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Earl "Wire" Lindo, Tyrone DownieSingle
Soul Constitution / Cell Block 11Aston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
Venous Soul / ReasoningAston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
Eastern Memphis / Rebel Am I (Version)Aston "Family Man" Barrett & The Rebel Arms, The Wailers BandSingle
Distant DrumsAston 'Family Man' BarrettSingle
(Don't Go Back) Go Forward / Power CutThe Vibrators / Aston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
The Sound Of Macka Dub Vol. 1Carlton Barrett & Aston "Family Man" BarrettAlbum
Macka DubGlen Adams & Rick Frater / Brad All-Stars Featuring Carlton Barrett And Aston "Family Man" BarrettAlbum
Special Inspiration / Wailers SerenadeAston "Family Man" Barrett / Rebel ArmsSingle
The CreatorAston "Family Man" Barrett / Earl "Wire" Lindo / Tyrone DownieSingle
Mafia Skank / Godfather SkankWinston Palmer / Aston "Family Man" BarrettSingle
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