Jackie Opel

Dalton Sinclair Bishop

Also known as J. Opel, Jackie, Jackie Opell, Opel, Opel, Jackie

Discography of Jackie Opel:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 You're Too Bad 2 Audio 2006 Studio One
2 You Can't Catch Me 2 Audio Studio One
3 Old Rocking Chair / King Liges 2 Audio 1971 Coxsone Records
4 Ringo - Oiwake 4 Audio Top Deck Records
5 Sometimes I Wonder / Smiling 2 Audio Tuneico Records
6 Turn To The Almighty / Step Down 2 Audio Tuneico Records
7 A Love To Share / Picture Of Smoke 2 Audio Tuneico Records
8 Scattered Lights / Every Word I Say Is True 2 Audio Top Deck Records
9 Solid Rock / Stay By Me 2 Audio Studio One
10 Turn To The Almighty / Red Is Danger 2 Audio 2002 Top Deck Records
11 Shelter In The Storm / One & Only Love 2 Audio Coxsone Records
12 The Best Of Jackie Opel 12 Audio Studio One
13 Cry Me A River 12 Audio Studio One
14 A Little More / The Lord Is With Me 2 Audio 1965 Ska Beat
15 Wipe Those Tears / Don't Take Your Love 2 Audio 1965 Island Records
16 A Love To Share / Devoted To You 2 Audio 1965 Island Records
17 Stand By Me / Solid Rock 2 Audio 1964 R&B (2)
18 Cry Me A River / Eternal Love 2 Audio 1965 King Records (4)
19 More Wood (Put Wood In The Fire) / Done With A Friend 2 Audio 1965 Ska Beat
20 I Am What I Am / Devil's Bug 2 Audio 1967 Rio (2)
21 A Love To Share: Top Sounds From Top Deck (Volume Two) 14 Audio 1997 Westside
22 Tears From My Eyes / Non Stop (Alternative Mix) 2 Audio Top Deck Records
23 Dick Tracy / My Girl 2 Audio Coxsone Records
24 Tears From My Eyes / You're No Good 2 Audio WIRL
25 Turn The Light Down Low / Tear Up 2 Audio Coxsone Records
26 Eternal Love 2 Audio Coxsone Records
27 The Memorable Jackie Opel 11 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
28 Cry Me A River 13 Audio 1997 Studio One
29 A Love To Share ( In Memory Of Jackie Opel) 9 Audio 1984 Top Deck Records
30 Welcome You Back Home / One More Chance 2 Audio 2011 Coxsone Records
31 The Best Of Jackie Opel 12 Audio 1970 Studio One
32 You're Too Bad / My Prayer 2 Audio Coxsone Records
33 Try Me / Gujara Ska 2 Audio Coxsone Records
34 Mabell / Lost Love 2 Audio Coxsone Records
35 Cry Me A River / Eternal Love 2 Audio Coxsone Records
36 The Memorable Jackie Opel 11 Audio R.E.C. Island Serie
37 The Memorable Jackie Opel 11 Audio 1976 WIRL
38 You Got To Pay / Don't Let Her 2 Audio Wirl
39 Every Word I Say Is True / I'm In Love Again 2 Audio WIRL
40 Sometimes I Wonder 2 Audio WIRL
41 Pity The Fool / One More Chance 2 Audio Not On Label
42 Pictures Of Smoke / Every Word I Say Is True 2 Audio 1965 Top Deck Records
43 Cry Me A River / Eternal Love 2 Audio 1965 Studio One
44 Welcome You Back Home / One More Chance 2 Audio Coxsone Records
45 Old Rocking Chair / Ska In Vienna Woods 2 Audio 2013 Studio One
46 My Girl / Dick Tracy 2 Audio 2013 Coxsone Records
47 Ringo - Oiwake 4 Audio Top Deck Records
48 Pity The Fool / The Day Will Come 2 Audio 1964 R&B (2)
49 Cry Me A River 12 Audio Coxsone Records
50 Love Abiding / Solid Rock 2 Audio Coxsone Records


Legendary ska vocalist born in 1938 in Bridgetown, Barbados, Jackie was discovered by [a=Byron Lee] and moved to Jamaica where he joined The Skatalites and recorded many solo tracks for labels such as [l=Studio One], [l=Coxsone Records] and [l=Top Deck Records].

A diverse vocalist, Jackie has recorded in many vocal styles including ska, R&B, soul, gospel, and calypso. He is also credited as inventing the musical style of spouge (a combination of ska, calypso and more traditional rock n roll and religious styles popular in the UK & US).

Opel eventually moved to Trinidad and then back to Barbados where, in 1970, he died in a car crash in his home town of Bridgetown.


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