Wilburn Theodore “Stranger” Cole

Called a stranger by his family due to the fact that he did not resemble any of them, Cole has a long lasting career in music that dates back to the early days of ska. His first hit was a song he wrote called “In and Out of the Window” for Eric Monty Morris. The...

Delroy “Cool Operator” Wilson

Regarded as the first Jamaican child singing star, Delroy George Wilson was born on October 5, 1948. Wilson began his recording career at the age of 13 while still a student at Boy’s Town Primary School. Barely out of short pants, he recorded his first single, ”Emmy...

The Gaylads

Groups dominated the early Jamaican popular music scene with many of the early stars going that route before branching out on their own. Most of the biggest hits came from groups. Some operated as duos, while most were three-part harmonies. The Gaylads belong in the...

Jackie Edwards

He has been called the Nat “King” Cole of Jamaica, and in many ways, it is an apt description of this talented, versatile singer and songwriter. Born Wilfred Gerald Edwards in 1938, and one of fifteen siblings, he began performing at the age of fourteen. In 1959, he...