25 October 2010

The Cool Ruler: Gregory Isaacs

15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010

Today we celebrate [not mourn] the life of a reggae legend. Many of us were raised on his music and cherish the distinct vocals of Mr. Isaacs. Even with a lifetime of trials and tribulations, Gregory Isaacs is unmistakably one of the Kings of Reggae music. There is no better way to celebrate his life than to continue to enjoy his music.


Issacs in Film: A quintessential film of the social and economic struggles of Rastas during the 1970s in Jamaica, I love the scene where Isaacs confronts the ever relevant relationship between struggling Jamaicans and ungrateful tourists. His perfomance of "Slave Master" is also one of my favorites.

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