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Gregory Isaacs and the Art of Cool Ruling

Included here is one of my all-time favorite Gregory Isaacs’ tunes “Word of the Farmer,” from the Cool Ruler LP, which is by far his best album in my opinion.  Gregory’s writing is top notch here.  This song contains what is perhaps the best line he ever wrote,...
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Gregory Isaacs “Confirm Reservation” (BBC 1981)

My favorite track by Gregory is “Confirm Reservation.” The tune was written and produced by Gregory Isaacs and, perhaps more than any other tune, it showcases the brilliance of his songwriting. Upon first listen it might sound like several other Gregory tunes that have an overt lovers rock...
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Poor Man In Love, Jamaican fairy tale

by Guillaume Bougard Kingston, Jamaica February 2006 I had promised myself I’d never produce albums again. Too much energy was spent, too much of my own money was risked, and too little reward was in the cards. Voices (caustic or acidic howls, rather) of too many armchair critics,...
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Gregory Isaacs Vintage Press Interviews

Just a quick drop of two outstanding written pieces on the great Gregory Isaacs.  Behind Bob Marley I would say that Gregory Isaacs is the most beloved reggae artist to ever emerge from Jamaica.  He was without a doubt the most prolific, most influential, most popular Jamaican artist...
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The Cool Ruler on MIDNIGHT RAVER

Here is a great story by Mel Cooke relating The Cool Ruler to the Steppin’ Razor which was published in the Gleaner on October 27, 2010. The Studio 38 series, started in January on the grounds of Pulse’s Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, headquarters, gave audiences a rare chance...
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