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OLDIES SUNDAY: Frankie Paul – Sara (1987) (R.I.P. Jamaican Stevie Wonder)


Today’s Oldies Sunday pays respect to one of Jamaica’s greatest Vocalists, the one they called the “Jamaican Stevie Wonder“, the late Frankie “Dancehall” Paul. The Singer recently passed away after battling a long ailment, and the news sent shock waves all over the world. Having been born blind, Frankie showed many that you can still be great no matter your circumstance. Possessing a love for singing, he impressed Recording Artist Stevie Wonder during a visit to his school in Jamaica, and was inspired to pursue a Music career. Releasing multiple singles and Albums over the years, Frankie went on to be an influence for many of the Dancehall/Reggae Vocalists that followed. Having worked with almost every Producer and Record Label in Jamaica, Frankie Paul was a household name and ultimately a Legend.

As a part of keeping his spirit alive, we present to you “Sara”, his 1987 hit which was a cover of US Rock Band Starship’s single. The track was produced by King Jammy for his Jammys Label and was a part of Paul’s 1987 “Live And Love” Album.

Walk Good, Frankie Paul!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @ReggaeSting 1991


With yesterday’s staging of Sting 2015 receiving not so stellar reviews from some attendees, I thought for the final “Oldies Sunday” of 2015 I’d feature one of the earlier shows. In Sting 1991, there were performances from the likes of Frankie Paul (who wasn’t able to attend last night’s event due to ailments), Tony Rebel, Shine Head, Culture, Freddie McGregor, and of course a clash between Ninja Man and SuperCat. If you’re one of the disappointed members, maybe this earlier staging can brush away some bad vibes. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: Frankie Paul For @ReggaeSting 2015


A performance by iconic reggae singer Frankie Paul has not been witnessed in Jamaica for quite sometime. Sting 2015 is presenting the very rare opportunity to see the legendary singer.

The Jamworld audience can look forward to oldies party anthems such as: Cassanova, Worries In The Dance, I Know The Score and Sarah, among others.

The ’80s singer welcomed the current Sting theme, ‘From Then Till Now’, revealing, “it’s time for a change. Tired of the same thing. We are the original artistes. Feels wonderful to be on it this year as legends”.

The Jamaican Stevie Wonder as he is affectionately called, said Sting’s “lyrical content and style have changed. Too much war is in the music now and that is not good. Music is life, music is love, music is peace, music is from the Almighty and we are losing that”.

He gives his stamp of approval to, Romain Virgo, Chris Martin, Aidonia, Vershon and Devin Di Dakta. He advises the next generation saying: “They need to slow down. We want conscious music to sing and dance to, music that my grandchildren and great grandchildren can dance to. Take it slow and make it peaceful”.

Frankie Paul is happy to have contributed to the industry. “I got the chance to teach people. I taught persons how to behave. I taught persons about love and adoration and even how to make babies,” he said.

He admits it has been a very long time since he last hit the stage in Jamaica. These days he gets to enjoy a life of leisure, watching movies, listening to the news, playing instruments, going to the studio and travelling. Next year, he releases a brand new album, In The Arena.

For Sting updates follow, @reggaesting on Twiiter, Instagram, Facebook and the hashtag #sting2015.

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Mixtape Movements: @DJLeviChin Presents: Reggae City Classic Series


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Fresh from the studio is another creation from St. Lucia’s DJ Levi Chin that doubles as a musical time travel. Titled “Reggae City Classic Series“, prepare to go in time for an hour with some of the greatest Reggae songs ever made. Listen to the likes of Sanchez, Garnett Silk, Buju Banton, Frankie Paul, Beres Hammond and many more. Get the mixtape, share with friends and tell stories of when you first heard these hits. Always a great listen from DJ Levi Chin. Download the mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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