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April 16, 2014
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Frankie Wilmot releases 'Rude Awakening'

Don't call it a comeback. Reggae crooner Frankie Wilmot, known for the 1980s hit reggae remake, Little Green Apples, never left the reggae- music industry. He continued to record great music over the last two decades, touring Europe and Asia where he has built an excellent fanbase.

"I have continued to record songs. I have a new album coming out with the lead single, Don't Walk Away, later this year. I have been touring and taking time out to raise my family," Wilmot said.

He will be releasing his fifth studio album, Rude Awakening, this Summer. The album feature tracks such as Don't Walk Away and More Than Just A Friend. He will be shooting two videos to support these standout singles later this month.

Wilmot became a community star in Clarendon where he would perform at local concerts when he was just eight. By his teens, the singer joined Beenie Man, having been employed to provide backing vocals on a number of the talented superstar's early hits.

Wilmot's success with Beenie Man resulted in a number of solo releases for producers in the 1980s including King Tubby (My Sound), Hyman Wright (Won't Give Up), Jimmy Cliff (Sensemilla) and Coxsone Dodd (Stay With Me).

Other major highlights of his career included performing to an audience of 60,000 as the featured artiste at the Pan American games in Winnipeg, Canada.

"I've had a great career and I want to keep making hits, that's why I have continued to write and record music. I will be aggressively promoting my new album this summer," he said.

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