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Frankie Paul

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Frankie Paul is also known as Jamaica’s Stevie Question, and not simply due to his visual impairment; like Question, he was a talented multi-instrumentalist with a significant vocal range. He was also extraordinarily prolific; area of the initial influx of dancehall performers, he began his recording profession in earnest through the early ’80s, and it has since flooded the marketplace with product, launching countless singles and more than 30 albums. That’s produced his career tough to track for any however the most ardent supporters, but it is also made certain that he’s hardly ever been too much from the spotlight on the continuously changing reggae picture. Paul was created Paul Blake in 1965. He was blind at delivery, but a surgical procedure on the hospital ship been successful in offering him a little visual capability; he later visited New York to secure a couple of high-powered eyeglasses that helped even more. He went to a Salvation Military college for the blind, where he initial began performing. When Stevie Question visited the institution, Paul sang for him, and an impressed Question inspired him to get into music. Paul discovered the piano, drums, and electric guitar while still in college, and was most inspired as a vocalist by Dennis Dark brown in his start. As Frankie Paul, he produced his initial documenting, “African Princess,” in 1980, when he was still simply 15. In 1983, he made an appearance on two amounts in Route One’s Showdown series, one with Glucose Minott as well as the various other with Small John. The previous LP included Paul’s first main strike, the Henry “Junjo” Lawes-produced “Concerns within the Dance,” which aligned him using the rising dancehall audio. Lawes also created 1984’s Move the Tu-Sheng-Peng, whose name trim — an ode to ganja — was an enormous, star-making strike in Jamaica. Paul reached his excellent in the middle-’80s, cutting superb albums just like the George Phang-produced Tidal Influx (1985) and Alesha (1987), as well as the Philip “Fatis” Burrell-produced Caution (1987). His strike singles included “Tidal Influx,” “Alesha,” “Cassanova,” “Sara,” “Open fire Deh a Mus Mus Tail,” “DECELERATE,” and many more. Paul continuing to record for a number of labels within the ’90s, with LP shows including 1991’s MUST I and 1994’s EFFORT. To maintain his prolific documenting pace, he found depend seriously on addresses, whether of reggae classics or modern American R&B materials. He continued in to the fresh millennium like a enormously active presence for the reggae scene.

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Full Name Frankie Paul
Date Of Birth October 19, 1965
Died May 18, 2017, University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Profession Singer
Music Songs Worries in the Dance, I Know the Score, Pass The Tu-Sheng-Peng, Stuck On, Cassanova, Be My Lady, Shub In, Baby Come Home, Mus Mus Tail, Jump No Fence, Curfew In The Dance, Prison Oval Rock, Hot Number, Shame Dem, Sleepless Weekend, Dem A Go Feel It, African Princess, Tasty Love, Ready for Your Loving, Kushung Peng, Kissing In the Dark, Lady in the Red Dress, Rough Neck Soldier, A We Rule, My Shining Star, Mr Loverman, Call the Brigade, Baby Please Stay, Robber Man, Asking for Love, Give We What We Want, Tidal Wave
Albums F P the Greatest, Barrington Levy Meets Frankie Paul, Don Man, Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng, Reggae Max, Tidal Wave, Hot Number, Reggae Legends - Frankie Paul, Frankie Paul Sings Dennis Brown, Come Back Again, Dont Wanna Get Funky, Alesha, Jammin', Best of Friends, Remember the Time, Frankie Paul Special Edition, I've Got The Vibes, A We Rule, Every Nigger Is A Star, Keep Your Head Up, A Distinctive Kinda Singer, Asking For Love, Fire Deh A Mus Mus Tail!, Visions, Should I, Sons Of Jamaica - Frankie Paul, Slow Down, Rude Boy Business, Hardcore Loving, De Yah Again, Forever, Blessed Be, Get Closer, Freedom, Start of a Romance, Tink Say Dem Know Me, Rock On, Hard Work, The Veteran, Gospel LP, Frankie Paul Exclusive Jusic, Talk All You Want, Still Alive, Let's Chill, Reggae Frankie Paul, Show-Down Vol. 2, Pass the Tu Sheng Peng + Tidal Wave, Dancehall Duo, Best Of Frankie Paul, King Jammys Presents the Best of:, Frankie Paul At His Best
Movies Reggae: Crucial Elements


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2006 Groundbreakers Award HATCHfest Outstanding Editing Pop Foul (2006) · Moon Molson


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