Gregory Isaacs: Reggae’s “Cool Ruler”

Posted on October 26, 2010

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Gregory Isaac’s, May He Rest in Peace

Gregory Issacs, one of reggae’s greatest and most influential singers, has passed away according to many news outlets. He died Monday morning in his home in London after his year-long battle with lung cancer. Issac’s was 59.
Isaacs is most well-known for his 1982 hit “Night Nurse.” As a young girl riding around with my mother I can still remember this song playing on 106 the joint xm’s reggae station and my mom explaining to me just how influential Isaacs was to reggae music. I can also recall refusing to wear a black dress that was purchased for me because I felt it made me look like a “night nurse” (for the record I now love this dress..it is a D&G and is sitting in my closet as I type this. I was too young to appreciate it ahah) I even remember when my mother and her friend went to Mr. Issacs at a popular club in Los Angeles.

Isaacs credential’s and achievements can go on and on for pages but I didn’t want to do that here. I just wanted to recall why Isaacs, an international reggae star, was special to me. I urge you go and listen to some his music if you haven’t; I’m sure you will enjoy. For although Isaacs has left this his world, his music and legacy will not soon be forgotten. May God bless his family; please keep them in your prayers.

“Night Nurse” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oYyG0KcvQ

Peace and Love,

X’ene Sky

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