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Jackie Opel

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Born Dalton Sinclair Bishop in Bridgetown, Barbados, Jackie Opel (1938–1970) possessed a rich, powerful voice with a six-octave range. He was known as the Jackie Wilson of Jamaica, and was a gifted dancer.

In the early 1960s, he was discovered by Byron Lee, the band master of the Dragonaires, who brought him to Jamaica. There, he started performing with the Skatalites as one of their lead singers. He recorded as a solo artist first on Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label, and afterwards on Justin Yap’s Top Deck label and Edward Seaga’s Wirl label. His styles included ska, R&B, soul, gospel, and calypso. He is credited with inventing spouge music, a fusion of ska, calypso, and R&B music. Opel performed duos with Doreen Schaffer and Hortense Ellis, and in 1964 was backed by Wailers Bob Marley and Peter Tosh on “Mill Man.”

Opel eventually moved to Trinidad and then back to Barbados. In 1970, he died in a car crash in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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  • orang_gila

    yes great !

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Все октавы брал Джеки. Как жаль, что видео нет с ним.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • summer_seeker

    Great!

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • ChinkyindaBrain

    my shit

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rudeboiska

    Great voice,great jamaican artist.A lot of greatest hits like Pictures of smoke.

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • koshka_mrrr

    =Р=)))с торрента тяните=)

    19 Feb 2011 Reply
  • bas686

    Как это один? Великих музыкантов Скаталайтис нельзя не обожать! ;-)

    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Согласен. Именно с этой чудо-вещи меня зацепило.

    7 Dec 2009 Reply
  • jackmcclure

    :)

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Ура! нас двое :)

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • Mazanbas

    Не один))) мне тоже он понравился)))

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Факинг Ворлд! Неужели я одид такой фантан Джеки Опеля? Hey! :((

    6 May 2008 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Один из моих любимейших голосов. Неужели я один такой?.. :(

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Greatest artist! Where i download this music in Internet?

    10 Dec 2006 Reply

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