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Jackie Edwards

Jackie Edwards has been called the Nat King Cole of Jamaica, and in many ways it is an apt description for this smooth and versatile singer, who was also a gifted songwriter. Born Wilfred Gerald Edwards in 1938, he was a star on the island by the late 1950s, when he was discovered by future Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, who persuaded Edwards to relocate to the U.K. in 1962. Edwards had a huge talent, and although some critics have dismissed him as too smooth and sentimental (he was the original "cool ruler"), he recorded solid material in all of Jamaica's evolving musical modes, including ska, rocksteady, roots and lovers rock (a style for which his approach was clearly a prototype), but also made contributions in straight pop styles, even recording a marvelous gospel album. He wrote the first three chart hits for the Spencer Davis Group in the mid-1960s, including the classics "Keep on Running" and "Somebody Help Me," and his "Get Up" formed the compositional base for The Clash's "Revolution Rock." When Blackwell began steering his Island imprint more in the direction of rock in 1972, Edwards returned to Jamaica, where he recorded what is arguably his best work with producer Bunny Lee, who paired him with The Aggrovators. Somewhat forgotten today, possibly because he was more main- stream than the typical dreaded-out Jamaican singers of his era, Edwards was as versatile a performer (and as good a songwriter) as the island ever produced. He died on August 15, 1992 of a heart attack. ~ Steve Leggett
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Tell Me Darling

Disc 1

1. Tell Me Darling

2. Tears Come Falling Down

3. I Am In Love With You No More

4. All My Days

5. A Little Smile

6. Hear My Cry

7. Heaven Just Knows

8. Your Eyes Are Dreaming

9. When Ever There Is Moon Light

10. Julie On My Mind

11. My Paradise Princess

12. Nothing Takes The Place Of You

13. Portrait Of My Love

14. Nothing Sweet As You

15. In Deed I Love You

16. Honey

17. Looks Like The End Of The World

18. Secret Love

19. My Hearts Desire

20. Now Is The Hour

21. Ten Thousand Kisses

22. Ten Commandments Of Love

23. Why Make Believe

Disc 2

1. Come To Me Softly

2. Can't Stop Loving You

3. Take Good Care

4. Daddy Is Home

5. Love Been Good To Me

6. At The End

7. My One And Only

8. Just Because

9. Lost Love

10. You Over There

11. Confidential

12. Acupoftea

13. In Paradise

14. Pretty Blue Eyes

15. I Won't Cry

16. A Thousand Miles Away

17. For Your Precious Love

18. Lost In The Fifties

19. Some Day

20. The Same One

21. Looking Back

22. Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart

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Track List: THE EP Vol 5

1. Sharon

2. Johnny Dub

3. I'm Still Waiting

4. I'm Still Waiting Dub

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Track List: Best Of Jackie Edwards

1. Ali Baba

2. A Love I Can Feel

3. Before The Next Tear Drops

4. Dearest You Are Nearest To Me

5. I'm A Peaceful Man

6. I'm Still Waiting

7. Mean Girl

8. Money In Your Pocket

9. Mr Fix It

10. Never Never

11. O.K Fred (My Name Is Fred)

12. Pretty Star

13. Sad News

14. Sugar Plum

15. The Further You Look

16. The Last Farewell

17. The Vow (I'll Be Your Very Own)

18. Welcome You Back Home

19. You're Mine

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Track List: Black Label Reggae - Jackie Edwards - Vol. 6

1. Do It Sweet

2. Love I Can Feel

3. Let Me Go Girl

4. Girl You Lied

5. Sharon

6. Forward Home

7. Angel Of My Eyes

8. Sweet Marie

9. All Night Session

10. Are You Lonesome Tonight

11. My Lady

12. Pledging My Love

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Track List: Who Told You So

1. Who Told You So

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Track List: I Do Love You / Julie On My Mind

1. I Do Love You

2. Jullie On My Mind

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Track List: Jackie Edwards: Sings Gospel Classics

1. Old Time Religion

2. Oil In My Lamp

3. Stand Up Stand Up

4. Holy Holy Holy

5. If You Only Knew The Blessings

6. Oh God Our Help In Ages Past

7. Oh Mary Don't You Weep

8. I Need Thee Every Hour

9. Morning Train

10. Softly & Tenderly

11. When My Pilot Comes

12. May The Lord Bless And Keep

13. In The Garden

14. Royal Telephone

15. Christmas And New Year Selections

16. Christmas Medley

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Track List: I'm A Peaceful Man

1. The Further You Look

2. I'm A Peaceful Man

3. Mr Fix It

4. Sad News

5. Ali Baba

6. Mean Girl

7. Before The Next Tear Drops

8. I Want A Love I Can See

9. Never Never

10. I'm Still Waiting

11. You're Mine

12. O.K Fred (My Name Is Fred)

13. The Vow (I'll Be Your Very Own)

14. Dearest You Are Nearest To Me

15. Sugar Plum

16. Welcome You Back Home

17. Money In Your Pocket

18. The Last Farewell

19. Pretty Star

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Track List: Jackie Edwards Selected Hits

1. You Promise Me (Original)

2. Welcome You Back Home (Original)

3. This Is My Story (Original)

4. Stir It Up (Original)

5. So Long Baby (Original)

6. See Dem A Gawn Dea (Original)

7. Peaceful Man (Original)

8. My Desire (Original)

9. Dearest (Original)

10. Baby Come Back To Me (Original)

11. Just One More Dance (Original)

12. I Remember (Original)

13. Girl You Are Mine (Original)

14. Girl Of My Dreams (Original)

15. Endless Love (Original)

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Track List: This Is My Story

Disc 1

1. Your Eyes Are Dreaming

3. Tell Me Darling

4. Heaven Just Knows

5. Whenever There's Moonlight

6. All My Days

7. Why Make Believe

8. The Things You Do

9. The Vow

10. The Same One

11. The Vow

12. At The End (Of The Rainbow)

13. My Desire

14. Too Experienced

15. Oh Manio

16. In Paradise

17. Come On Girl

18. Your Eyes Are Dreaming (Reggae Version)

19. Johnny Gunman

20. I Do Love You

21. Who Told You So

22. Julie On My Mind

23. Miss Black And Beautiful

24. Do What You Wanna Do

25. Mary

26. Theme From Peyton Place

27. You're My Future Wife

28. Do You Believe In Love

Disc 2

1. Before The Next Teardrop Falls

2. Back In My Arms

3. Reap What You Sow

5. So Jah Say

6. Invasion (Aka Wa Da Da)

7. Tell Me Darling (Reggae Version)

8. What You Gonna Do

9. Come Closer To Me

10. Sincerely

11. If I Didn't Have A Dime To Play The Jukebox

12. Keep On Running

13. I'm In The Mood For Love

14. Get Up

15. When I Fall In Love

16. Heaven Just Knows (Reggae Version)

17. My Name Is Fred (O.K. Fred)

18. All Shook Up

19. Ghetto King (A.K.A. King Of The Ghetto)

20. Ghetto Queen

22. See Dem A Gwan Deh (Can't You Do Something)

23. Pledging My Love

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Track List: Come To Me Softly

1. Come To Me Softly

2. I Can't Stop Loving You

3. Take Good Care Of You For Me

4. Daddy's Home

5. Love Has Been Good To Me

6. At The End

7. Please Don't Cry

8. Just Because

9. Lost Love

10. You Over There

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Track List: The Most Of Wilfred Jackie Edwards

1. A Little Smile

2. Hear My Cry

3. Heaven Just Knows

4. One More Week

5. Your Eyes Are Dreaming

6. Whenever There's Moonlight

7. Tell Me Darling

8. Tears Like Rain

9. I Love You No More

10. All My Days

11. We're Gonna Love

12. I Know

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Aya man mi Breda Jack got his CD from my pap cool dude.
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Very smooth singer. I never heard of this talented singer/songw r i t e r . I will buy his CD "This is my Story". Thank you Pandora.com

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Interesting find! Thanks again Pandora!

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