Monday, October 17, 2016

Singer Frankie Paul Alive and Well Despite Recent Leg Amputation

Famous friends of Dancehall superstar Frankie Paul hosted a concert Saturday dubbed 'Frankie Paul Alive and Well' at the Live at the Ark venue on Cargill Avenue in Kingston.

The concert was held to raise funds to assist the Sarah singer with procuring a prosthetic leg.  

Frankie Paul underwent surgery to remove a portion of his leg in January 2016.

There were performances from Little John, Yellowman, Half Pint, Junior Cat, Mikey Spice, Luciano, Benji Myaz, Tristan Palmer and the Mighty Diamonds. The artistes were backed by Lloyd Parkes and the We the People band.

Frankie Paul — who rarely performs in Jamaica -- is now often assisted on stage by handlers and does part of his abbreviated set sitting in a chair.

Born with a vision impairment, Paul (given name Paul Blake) ruled the 1980s with hardcore dancehall tracks, including Cassanova, Worries In The Dance, I Know The Score and Sarah.

Frankie Paul’s  last local appearance was on Startime at Mas Camp in St Andrew, two Saturdays ago.