Album review
Rude Boy Business
Frankie Paul
Hearbeat Europe
24 - 04 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Funky Love
  2. Gangster League
  3. New Uear New Style
  4. Get Personal
  5. I'm Caught Up
  6. Rude Boy Business
  7. Whap Dem
  8. One Girl For Me
  9. Pretty Brown Girl
  10. Call Me Your Mark
  11. Right By Your Side
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 5 Backing : 3/4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

Frankie Paul, nicknamed Jamaica's Stevie Wonder, is an immensely gifted songwriter and musician as well as a vocalist, who has maintained a phenomenal run of reggae hits stretching back to the very early 80's. He was and still is one of the very few to overcome an overkill syndrome. His voice has power and dignity, and his interpretations of other people's material is mostly masterful.
This album is produced by Bunny Gemini and recorded at the Record Factory Studio. Musicians on board include The Firehouse Crew, Sly and Robbie, Dean Fraser and David Madden. Most of the songs are fine lovers tunes, and the occasional roots tune proves he's still capable of delivering a solid conscious song. Although not every tune is a killer track he manages to put out some boom tunes such as Funky Love, Rude Boy Business and Whap Dem. His vocal delivery is still as strong as ever and that's why this album can be called a good Frankie Paul album.

Teacher & Mr. T.