Monday, October 25, 2010

Gregory Isaacs 1951-2010

Gregory Isaacs

Famed Jamaican singer and reggae star Gregory Issacs passed away this morning at the age of 60. 

Isaacs became one of the world’s biggest reggae stars in the 1970s and 1980s with major hits like “Night Nurse” and “Rumours,” spanning the transition from more traditional styles to synth-based dancehall.

"I'd say he's one of the three geniuses I've known in the reggae music business, and I've known everyone," said Gary Himelfarb, who recorded several Isaacs albums for his Washington, D.C.-based RAS Records label in the 1990s.

"Gregory was the kind of person who could walk through a room of 20 people and come out the other side and tell you what everybody was wearing," added Himelfarb, whose professional name is Dr. Dread. "He could sit at a piano and compose incredible tunes. He was really brilliant. He was on a whole other level than your typical Jamaican artist."

Issacs was a prolific record maker with at the time of his death over 200+ records of his was produced.

RIP Gregory Issacs 

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