Reggae Star Gregory Isaac, 1951-2010
By Roger Catlin on October 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Permalink | Comments (15)
They called him "The Cool Ruler."
And reggae star Gregory Isaacs in his many incarnations through the years, did keep that cool no matter what. Like other singers he had his ups and downs, his comebacks and fade outs.
By the time he died this morning in London at 59, after a long fight with cancer, he had released some 500 albums and also been arrested a dozen or so times. He also appeared on some big bills locally at the West Indian Club over the years, including a show with Mighty Sparrow and Frankie Paul in late 2001 and a date at the Sportsman's Club in 1992.