Comments or corrections about an artist, act, gig or venue? Write us at

  • AKA: Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite
  • Type: Solo Performer
  • Hometown: , Jamaica
  • Active: Unknown - Unknown
Sceneroller, Junior Braithwaite
Member of
About This Act

From Wikipedia: 

Franklin Delano Alexander Braithwaite, better known as Junior Braithwaite (4 April 1949 – 2 June 1999), was a reggae musician from Kingston, Jamaica, the youngest member of the vocal group, The Wailing Wailers. The Wailing Wailers was a vocal group Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh started in 1963, together with Braithwaite, when ska music had become popular in Jamaica. Soon after Beverly Kelso and Cherry Smith joined the group as backing vocalists.

Braithwaite was with The Wailers for eight months and sang lead on such songs as "Habits", "Straight and Narrow Way", "Don't Ever Leave Me", and "It Hurts To Be Alone". He had the best voice in The Wailers, according to Studio One's Coxsone Dodd, who discovered the band's talent. Bob Marley later commented: "Junior used to sing high. It's just nowadays that I'm beginning to realize that he sounded like one of the Jackson Five. When he left we had to look for a sound that Bunny, Peter and me could manage."

Read more.