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Frankie Paul

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Birth name  Paul Blake
Movies  Reggae: Crucial Elements
Role  Musical Artist

Name  Frankie Paul
Years active  1980–present
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Albums  Don Man, RAS Portraits, F P the Greatest
Genres  Reggae, Dancehall, Lovers rock
Similar People  Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, John Holt, Admiral Bailey, Yellowman

Record labels  VP Records, RAS Records

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Paul Blake (19 October 1965 – 18 May 2017), better known as Frankie Paul, was a Jamaican dancehall reggae artist. Born blind, he has been dubbed by some 'The Jamaican Stevie Wonder'.


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Born in Jamaica in 1965, Blake was born blind but as a child had his sight partially restored by an operation on a hospital ship. He sang for, and impressed Stevie Wonder when Wonder visited the school that Blake attended, prompting him to pursue a singing career.

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Adopting the stage name Frankie Paul, he first found fame in the early 1980s, and he recorded prolifically throughout the decade. He recorded for virtually every producer/studio in Jamaica at some time, and was known to release several albums a year.

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Notable works of Frankie Paul include the popular "Sara" and "Worries in the Dance".

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Paul resided in The Gambia from 1994. In January 2016 he underwent surgery to amputate a foot and part of his leg.

Frankie Paul died on 18 May 2017 at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica


"Frankie Paul has a voice that improves with each release and, although initially compared with Dennis Brown, he has evolved a strange nasal, throaty style that makes him sound much older. It's the sheer exuberance of his best performances that give away his youthfulness, and his two London appearances have been joyous occasions." - NME (4 May 1985)


  • Give The Youth A Chance (1982), Freedom Sounds - also released as Rich & Poor
  • Pass the Ku-Sheng Peng (1985) Nyam Up
  • Tidal Wave - (1985) - Greensleeves
  • Over the Wall (1985) Crystal
  • Still Alive (1985) Jammy's
  • Shut Up Bway (1986) Ujama
  • Sara (1987) Jammy's (JA) / Live & Love (UK/US)
  • Warning (1987) RAS
  • Alesha - (1987) [3]
  • Fire Deh a Mus Tail (1988) Blacka Dread
  • Dance Hall Duo (1988) RAS
  • Slow Down (1988) VP
  • Frankie Paul at Studio One (1988) Studio One
  • Veteran (1989) VP
  • Reaching Out (1989), Blue Mountain
  • Can't Get You Out of My Mind (1990) Rohit
  • Detrimental (1990) Rohit
  • Get Closer (1990) Profile
  • Start of Romance (1991) Sonic Sounds
  • Best in Me (1991), VP
  • Let's Chill (1991) VP
  • Jamming (1991) VP
  • Should I (1991) Heartbeat
  • Money Talk (1991) Jammy's
  • Sleepless Night (1992) Sonic Sounds
  • Hot Number (1992) VP
  • Tomorrow (1992) Sonic Sounds
  • Cassanova (1992) Dynamic Sounds
  • Live & Love (1992) VP
  • Sizzling (1992) VP
  • Don Man (1993) Philo
  • Talk All You Want (1994) VP
  • Hard Work(1994) RAS
  • Time Less (1995) Tan-yah
  • If You Want Me Girl (1995) Trojan
  • Come Back Again (1996) VP
  • Freedom (1996) RAS
  • A We Rule (1997) RAS
  • Live at Maritime Hall (1999) Artists Only
  • Give Me That Feeling Freedom Blues (1999) Foxtail
  • Forever (1999) World
  • Rock On (1999) Charm
  • Every Nigger Is a Star! (2000) Greensleeves
  • Remember the Time (2001) Artists Only
  • I Be Hold (2001) T.P.
  • Don't Wanna Get Funky (2001) Prestige Elite
  • Sara (2002) Fatman
  • Blessed Me (2002) Scorpio
  • Hardcore Loving (2003) Charm
  • Asking for Love (2004) Jet Star
  • Who Issued the Guns (2006) Music Avenue
  • Are You Ready (2007) Cousins
  • Best of Friends (2007) Charm
  • Tink Say Dem Know Me (2008) Jet Star
  • Most Wanted (2011) Greensleeves
  • References

    Frankie Paul Wikipedia