Cornel Campbell aka Don Cornel or Don Gorgon (born 23 November 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae singer, best known for his trademark falsetto voice, and his recordings at Studio One in the late 1960s and his later work with Bunny Lee in the 1970s. Cornel has one of the sweetest falsettos of any Jamaican vocalist and uses it often to convey frustration, soul or despair.
Album · 2011 · 2 Songs. Released: 18 Aug 2011. More By Cornel Campbell.
Cornel Campbell Cornel's singing career began in his local church choir. At age eleven, in 1956, he was introduced to trombonist Rico Rodriguez, who took him to Clement Dodd's studio, where he recorded his first single, "My Treasure". Further singles followed, including "Turndown Date," as Jamaican music transformed from rhythm and blues to ska, with backing from The Skatalites.
From 1972 to 1978, Cornel Campbell recorded as a solo artist for Bunny Lee and then joined Jimmy Riley in the new version of The Uniques. Cornel sings in a falsetto style and made his mark as a lovers rock singer (although he did record a string of rasta hits in the mid 70s)
Songs from Cornell Campbell Anthology by Cornel Campbell, Cornell Campbell. Free download and listen Cornell Campbell Anthology. Cornel Campbell, Cornell Campbell. Tracks count: 4. Views: 0. Cornell Campbell - Concious Lover 03:13. Cornell Campbell - It's Now or Never 02:40. Cornell Campbell - Where Ever I Lay My Hat 03:03.
Cornell, or Cornel, Campbell started recording in 1956, cutting shuffle and early ska tunes like "My Treasure" and "Don't Want Your Loving" at the ubiquitous Studio One for Coxsone Dodd. His singing style is delicate and ephemeral, making heavy use of falsetto.
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|B||–Cornel* & Soundemension*||Stars Version
Producer – C.S. Dodd*
- Distributed By – Coxsone's Music City
- Published By – Jamrec Music
- Mastered At – KK Mastering Labs, Inc.
- Producer – C. Dodd*
- Written-By – Cornel Campbell*
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- Matrix / Runout (Side A): C.S.Dodd-Stars-A-KKmastering
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): C.S.Dodd-Stars Ver-B-KKmastering