This day (October 25, 2010), in London, England, died Gregory Isaacs, a Jamaican reggae musician and vocalist.
Wikipedia : This day (October 25, 2010), in London, England, died Gregory Isaacs, a Jamaican reggae musician and vocalist.
Gregory Isaacs : His humble upbringing began in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born in 1951. Like many before him, he started his singing career in the early 70’s by working with a number of producers and entering various local talent competitions.
@allmusic : One of Jamaica’s most beloved vocalists who was as pertinent in dancehalls as he was in bedrooms, Gregory Isaacs‘ career stretched over 30 years. From the heady days of reggae through lovers rock, a genre he virtually invented, his talent reached into the modern age.
@last.fm : Isaacs recorded with a number of producers, including the Riddim Twin’s (Sly & Robbie) Taxi Records, who gave them their first hit with 1979’s “Soon Forward” , After a series of releases with Sly & Robbie, Gregory built a strong relationship with Gussie Clarke of the Music Works label.