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Monday, October 25, 2010

Gregory Isaacs - Red Rose For Gregory

With my love and best wishes xx


Blogger Sharon Amber Damnable said...


For the second time in three months, the local entertainment industry has been thrust into mourning, following the death of one of Reggae music's standard bearers.
First it was Sugar Minott, who made his transition on July 10, and yesterday, after weeks of speculation, came news that Mr Gregory 'the Cool Ruler' Isaacs had in fact passed on.
Known for his distinctive voice and stage presence, Isaacs was an enduring part and parcel of the development and export of the local music brand, starting in the post independence era of the 1960s, through the 1970s and 80s, up until the time of his death.
Mr Isaacs, an extraordinarily talented artiste who emerged from the Jamaican working class, was born in Fletchers Land, a community located in central Kingston. He would later take Jamaica's name across the globe with his own brand of that music called Reggae.
A New York Times article once described Mr Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in Reggae", and with good reason. Neither his voice nor overall sound has yet been replicated by any up-and-coming act, leaving him with a truly substantial legacy. Insiders remark how private and complex the artiste was. However, within all this privacy and complexity what existed was an honesty which spilled over into his music.

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