Archive for the ‘gregory isaacs’ tag
If there’s one thing that’s emerged a great deal over the past two days, it’s how much people truly love and appreciate the music that Gregory Isaacs made. So many top publications gave his passing a mention all over the world and reggae lovers have poured out lot’s of endearing comments that I wish Isaacs could have heard while he was alive. It sort of makes me a fan of those living funerals where you get to tell the person how you feel about them while they’re still able to hear it.
Anyway, in addition to what the Deadly Dragon folks did on East Village Radio and various fan mixes on the web, the good folks over 18 Karat Reggae put together a solid blend of Gregory Isaacs classics and rarities that deserve some shine. All of the aforementioned links I just hit you with are worth clicking on or I wouldn’t have included them, but peep what’s below and pour one out for the The Cool Ruler. Three days of mourning is standard so keep his spirit alive musically a little while longer if you can. Isaacs truly was one of the best pure crooners in the history of reggae. Enjoy.
The world lost another legend yesterday. Reggae crooner and original rudeboy lover Gregory Issacs died after a year-long battle with lung and liver cancer at the age of 59 in his London home on October 25th. One of the greatest of all time, Gregory will be sorely missed by reggae fans across the world, myself included.