Jackie Opel

Born 1938. Died 8 March 1970
Jackie Opel
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Jackie Opel

Jackie Opel Biography (Wikipedia)

Born Dalton Sinclair Bishop in Chapman Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados in 1938, Jackie Opel was a popular singer who possessed a rich, powerful voice with a high octave range.[citation needed] He was known as the "Jackie Wilson of Jamaica" and was also a gifted dancer.

In the early 1960s, he was discovered by Byron Lee, the band master of the Dragonaires, who brought him to Jamaica. 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", "Hairy Mango" and "A time to cry" and maybe some others like "I Don´t Want Her".

Opel eventually moved to Trinidad and then subsequently returned home to Barbados. On 9 March 1970, he died in a car crash in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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Turn To the Almighty
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Turn To the Almighty
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You Send Me
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You Send Me
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You're Too Bad
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You're Too Bad
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Picture Of Smoke
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Picture Of Smoke
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A Time to Cry
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A Time to Cry
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Sometimes I Wonder
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Sometimes I Wonder
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Push Wood
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Push Wood
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Valley Of Green
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Valley Of Green
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Turn Your Lamp Down Low
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Turn Your Lamp Down Low
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Cry Me A River
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Cry Me A River
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I Am Free
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I Am Free
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I Am What I Am
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I Am What I Am
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