- KSCD065CD £12.00X
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Jackie Edwards voice can be heard on 100’s of Ska, R&B. Soul and Rocksteady records.
In fact all the in carnations that evolved from Reggae. He was at the birth of Island Records and his distinctive soulful voice has rightly given him the moniker of the Original Cool Ruler. Jackie Edwards was a renowned singer from the early days and by 1959 had presented future Island Records owner Chris Blackwell with two outstanding tunes. The first a sentimental ballad Your Eyes are Dreaming and a Latin beat tune Tell me Darling. His song writing skills were much in so demand and his popularity of such importance that when Chris Blackwell went to London in1962 to set up his record company he took his top Balladeer Jackie with him. This would pay dividends when a UK group Blackwell had signed called The Spencer Davis Group went on to release two of Jackie’s compositions Keep on Running and Somebody Help Me, which topped the British charts in 1966.
Kingston Sounds have compiled some of Jackie Edwards finest songs..all cool tunes in different Reggae styles but all sung to perfection..