LIFESTYLE

Jamaican Dancehall Reggae Artiste Frankie Paul Dead At 51

Paul Blake, better known as Frankie Paul, was an extraordinary Jamaican dancehall reggae artist.

Blake died recently in Jamaica at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Born blind, Blake has been dubbed by music aficionados as ‘The Jamaican Stevie Wonder.’

His road manager, Norman Reid, who confirmed the death on Friday morning, told reporters that Paul had been in critical condition and in intensive care at hospital after his sickness worsened late last year.

In January last year, he underwent surgery to amputate a foot and part of his leg.

Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture and Entertainment, said the Jamaican entertainer inspired people with disabilities, especially the visually impaired.

In a statement on Friday, the minister said Blake was an extremely talented artiste and musical genius whose skills earned him the title of ‘Jamaica’s Stevie Wonder.’

Ms. Grange said Frankie Paul became a staple at all major local concerts and festivals including Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest.  

 Frankie Paul’s notable works include the following:

Songs

Let’s Chill 3:48
Slow Dance for Two 2:54
Lady In The Red Dress 3:51
Dawn 3:52
I Know the Score 3:30
Sarah 3:15
Jammin’ 3:42
Cassanova 3:47
Call Me 3:22
Worries In The Dance 3:24
Are You Ready 4:19
Get Ready 3:25
Tonight 3:42
Head To Toe 3:50
Skettle 3:28

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Carol Chan

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