Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

Live Stage :Reggae Icon Stranger Cole Jamaica ska Rocksteady international

  • Broadcast in Music
Caribbean Radio Show CRS Radio

Caribbean Radio Show CRS Radio

×  

Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow Caribbean Radio Show CRS Radio.
h:162206
s:11383827
archived

StrangeJah Cole born Wilburn Theodore Cole, July 26, 1942) is a Jamaican singer whose long recording career dates from the early days of ska in 1962 through to the present (2019). Cole was born in Kingston, Jamaica on July 26, 1942, and nicknamed "Stranger" by his family, as they considered that he didn't resemble any member of his family. Cole was initially successful as a songwriter, writing "In and out the Window", which was a hit for Eric "Monty" Morris. This success gave him the chance to make his recording debut in 1962, instantly finding success with singles such as "Rough and Tough" and "When You Call My Name" (a duet with Patsy Todd) for producer Arthur "Duke" Reid. Further success followed with singles for Reid through to the mid-1960s, and he also worked with other producers at this time, including Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and Prince Buster. Further duets included recordings with Gladstone Anderson (on "Just Like a River"] and Hortense Ellis, the tendency to record duets apparently due to his shyness when it came to singing alone. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he recorded with several producers, including Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Sonia Pottinger.Live Stage: Reggae Icon Stranger Cole #Jamaica ska  #Rocksteady international  

Comments