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Memorable Jackie
Jackie Opel
Memorable Jackie
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Jackie Opel
Title: Memorable Jackie
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wirl
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 768138050327

CD Reviews

Jackie Opel is a neglected genius
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jackie Opel was born Dalton Bishop in 1938 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He is best known now for his contibution to the early years of Ska Music in Jamaica. As sometime singer and arranger with the Skatalites his contribution has been consistently unvalued.As a solo singer and songwriter he produced classic records in differing styles. In my opinion as a deep soul singer he is up there with the best and this album relesed after his death in a car accident in 1970 has some fantastic ballads sung most beautifully by someone with the range of Jackie Wilson.The album also features two Jackie Wilson originals electrically sung in 'spouge beat' attributed as being first used by Opel and very popular in the Caribbean in the early 70'sjackie Opel sounds so good that it makes me quite emotional. If you want to know more an article will appear on him in October in 'Voices From The Shadows' a specialist magazine from near Hull in the North of England.Its on the net."
The Truly Memorable Jackie Opel
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why isn't Jackie Opel a well known icon? The quality of the voice stands out and even where he is reinterpreting well known songs he manages to bring something new to them. I never thought I'd hear a better voice than Jackie Wilson but Opel is just about there.He's a fabulous and moving ballad singer and the dance tracks are sung with an intensity I've rarely heard on record. He must have been memorably as a live performer. Unreservedly recommended."
This is one of the best albums to come out of the caribbean | New York | 08/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is well constructed and the voice is one of the sweetest you will ever hear. I think the album should be listened to in it's entirety in order to get a feel for the magnitism of this artist and the music which is so vibrating, soothing and relaxing."