R.I.P. Gregory Isaacs (1951-2010)

posted on October 25th, 2010 by in Audio, Jamaican Artists

R.I.P. Gregory Isaacs (© Waxpoetics)
© Waxpoetics September/October 2010

This morning, Reggae veteran Gregory »The Cool Ruler« Isaacs died in London from the effects of lung cancer.

Isaacs was born on July 15, 1951 in Denham Town, West Kingston.

He won several talent shows as a teenager and recorded his first single as part of a duo with singer Winston Sinclair in 1968 before joining the the group The Concords.

In the early 1970′s he launched his solo career and formed his African Museum record company with singer Errol Dunkley.

He was arrested in sentence for illegal possession of a firearm in 1982 and had serious problems with cocaine addiction.

(via Jamaica Observer)

GABE put together his top 5 Isaacs tunes for this sad occasion – may his music rule on …

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  • Bigmixmike

    DJ BIGG MIXX SAY NUFF RESPECT FI DI LEGEND GREGORY ISAACS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST KINGS OF LOVERS ROCK, iF NOT #1. HE WAS THE MOST RESPECT ONE NO DOUBT. WE ALREADY MISS YOU GREGORY. LOOK OUT FOR OUR TRIBUTE FI HIM SOON.myspace.com/bigdiamondsounds or njweedmanpromotions.com