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Frankie Paul R.I.P.

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ringo, May 19, 2017.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    One of the early dancehall greats. A phenomenal voice, huge stage presence.

     
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  2. ringo

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  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

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  5. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I met him when he was just starting out and he was barely more than a boy, wearing milk-bottle-bottomed glasses. I was trying to do a business with him and all he was interested in was playing with toy cars on the floor.:cool:

    Come to think of it, any deal would not have been valid because he would only have been about 13 or 14....

    I loved his music, even when he started to get a mixed reputation.....
     
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  6. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    R.I.P indeed.

     
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  8. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  9. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner



    Great voice, love his cover of this. R.I.P.
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    only aged 51 ... sad news
    sweet and effortless singer
    i remember hearing Manasseh play African Princess on the radio...only realised years later it was Frankie Paul...not his usual sound...pre-dancehall Paul you could say


    Also on the Africa theme... and in a roots style

    Just read he'd been living in the Gambia since early 90s! True to his word
     
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  11. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member



    RIP Frankie.
     
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  12. sankara

    sankara Well-Known Member

    RIP. All my favourite tunes of his have already been posted. I saw him a few years back at the Hootenanny, supporting the Mighty Diamonds. The headliners were embarrassingly awful but Frankie Paul was completely brilliant. This was also after the incompetent promoter had managed to trip him over on the way onto the stage. Incredible singer and performer.

    I've seen a fair number of gigs in Brixton over the years but Soundgarden was the first back in the mid nineties and Frankie Paul was one of the most recent. I am glad I got to see them both.
     
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  13. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    I first heard African Princess on Joey Jay's excellent Word Sound and Power show when he was on Kiss FM which I used to record every Sunday night. It's the last track on the Hardcore Loving album and I prefer this later version, although the earlier one is also good.
     
  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Watching clips of him singing in the last year or two his voice hadn't left him at all - captivating to the last

    Amazing discography...runs to 34 pages on discogs!!
    I dont suppose youve got any of those tapes in a box somewhere? Id digitise them for you if you do! Id love to hear some of those...caught a few back in the day and taped a couple also. Joey Jay moved to somewhere in west africa after leaving Kiss....he came back and played a set a couple of years back...sad to say it wasnt all that
     
  15. ringo

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    Once saw him take the mic and do a PA over a sound at carnival. As he approached he looked frail and slight, but as soon as he started singing he seemed to grow in stature and the crowd were immediately mesmerised. Raw talent.

     
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  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I think this was 2015?? Singing in amongst the crowd...vibes!!


    Singing from his wheelchair last year
     
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  17. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  18. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    I have some maxells, tdks and minidiscs somewhere in storage of Word Sound and Power, and also some older Rodigan when he was on Capital, and a bit of Tony Williams from Radio London but don't have access to them right now. I will get round to making them digital eventually. wikidup has posted a few on youtube. I only ever heard Joey on Kiss then he suddenly disappeared and buggered off to Ghana. I don't really have any experience of his sound system sets. Wifey has him as a friend on fb.
     
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  19. ringo

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  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ive got a couple here: Mikus Musik: Dusty Tapes: Manasseh & Joey Jay on Kiss
    i used to have a great Disciples/Joey Jay interveiw with Russ D from when their first LP Boom shaka Lacka came out - that show changed my life! (a bit ;) )

    like is said though paolo, if you cant be arsed id be happy to do the digitalising
     
  21. ringo

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    Happy to put them up on my website too :thumbs:
     
  22. ska invita

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    like this - probably over a Treasure Isle rhythm - anyone know the original track?? i like those old violin-using tracks
     
  23. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the tide is high riddim by the Paragons



    ...of course we all know that the Blondie version was much better...




    ...JOKING!
     
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  24. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the offer...it's possible that I'll take you up on that one day. My stuff is all over the place and it'll be a while before my stuff is in order. Joey Jay used to be the highlight of my weekend used to love him opening the show to this...

     
  25. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Great tune. Love that whole LP. Playing that tonight :thumbs:
     
  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ah yes! i thought i recognised it
    thanks
     
  27. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    It is a FANTASTIC tune that sends shivers down my spine whenever I hear it...
    "You wake up early every morning worrying about your earthly possessions".
    I don't know if Joey opened every WS&P show with this song but he did on all the ones I heard. Top top tune.
     
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  28. ringo

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    I copied that and used it o open my radio show last night, works beautifully :thumbs:
    Up on the Urb DJ thread now.
     

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