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Stranger Cole

Stranger Cole has been played on NTS over 20 times, featured on 23 episodes and was first played on 1 June 2013.

Stranger Cole was born Wilburn Theodore Cole in 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica, receiving the nickname “Stranger” because he resembled no one else in his family.

Cole began his recording career with producer Duke Reid, scoring a hit with his 1962 debut, “Rough & Tough,” a full-tilt ska number with a wild harmonica solo. His Louis Jordan revival song, “Run Joe,” was a hit in 1965, and featured members of the Techniques on harmony vocals.

Stranger frequently used duet partners, most notably Millicent “Patsy” Todd and…

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I'm Living
Stranger Cole, Jah Levy
Half Moon1975
I'm Living
Stranger Cole, Jah LevyHalf Moon1975
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These Eyes (aka Crying Every Night)
Stranger Cole
Trojan Records2003
These Eyes (aka Crying Every Night)
Stranger ColeTrojan Records2003
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Crying Every Night
Stranger Cole, Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Baron's1971
Crying Every Night
Stranger Cole, Tommy McCook & The SupersonicsBaron's1971
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The Time Is Now / Revolution
Stranger Cole, Leroy Heptones
Wackie's1978
The Time Is Now / Revolution
Stranger Cole, Leroy HeptonesWackie's1978
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Freedom, Justice, & Equality
Stranger Cole
Half Moon1975
Freedom, Justice, & Equality
Stranger ColeHalf Moon1975
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Capture Land
Stranger Cole
Tamu0
Capture Land
Stranger ColeTamu0
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Set Me Free
Dill Smith, Stranger Cole
Half Moon2019
Set Me Free
Dill Smith, Stranger ColeHalf Moon2019
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Let The Power
Strangejah Cole, Patsy Todd
Portmore Records0
Let The Power
Strangejah Cole, Patsy ToddPortmore Records0
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Rough And Tough
Stranger
Dutchess1963
Rough And Tough
StrangerDutchess1963
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True Love
Horthens, Stranger
Wildbells1961
True Love
Horthens, StrangerWildbells1961
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