RIP: Gregory Isaacs

Music News | By on Oct 25th, 2010

Gregory Isaacs RIP

The reggae world has lost yet another legend. Jamaican singer Gregory Isaacs lost his battle with cancer and has passed away at the age of 59. To this day, his album Hold Tight on Heartbeat Records is still one of my favorite reggae albums. Isaacs had a distinct reggae style and vocals, and he will be missed tremendously!

Reggae star Gregory Isaacs has died at the age of 59 at his London home following a long illness, his manager has confirmed.

The Jamaican singer died on Monday morning surrounded by his family.

His 1982 album Night Nurse, recorded at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong studio, reached number 32 in the UK.

A cover version of the album’s title track, by Sly and Robbie featuring Simply Red, reached number 13 in the UK in September 1997.
[BBC]

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