Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson, Jimmy Riley,& Sanchez

by Hopeton
(Beaumont CA)

Slim Smith's falsetto is arguably pure,we lost him relatively early in his career but he left behind some classics.He also sang on some rhythms which are still being used today.Listen to him on Will you still love me,My conversation,Ain't too proud to beg,Just a dream,Everybody needs love.

Delroy Wilson started out at a very tender age and possesses arguably one of the most soulful voice out of Jamaica.He started out doing Ska and lasted through all the changes in Jamaica's music.His cover of the Wailers I'm still waiting is one of the most soulful music I've heard out of Jamaica.Listen to him on Better must come,Movie Star,Trying to conquer me,and True believer in love,just to name a few.

Jimmy Riley credits Slim Smith for teaching him to sing.They sang together as part of the Uniques.Jimmy went solo and behind the solid rhythms of Sly and Robbie he cut some classics.He is a soulful singer with that Motown feel.Listen to him on I wish it would rain,My woman's love,Love and Devotion,Black mother pray and Pull up selector which he did with his son Tarrus Riley.

Sanchez (Kevin Jackson)came on the scene in the 1980s covering mostly classic R&Bs with some original songs here and there.He has a mellow voice and commands respect when he performs.He has been very consistent and is a favorite of the ladies.Listen to him on Her I am, Brown eye girl,Loneliness won't leave me alone,Me and me frenzy among others.

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by: Allison

Thanks for this - very insightful!

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