Gregory Isaacs

Genres: Reggae
Descriptive "tags": reggae roots reggae dub jamaica roots Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

15 July 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Reggae superstar Gregory Isaacs has seldom looked back during a career that has gone from strength to strength, and while many rock stars like to toy with an ‘outlaw’ image, Isaacs is the real thing - the ultimate rude boy reggae star - who shows no signs of slowing down.

Like so many other others before him, Isaacs began his career doing the rounds of Kingston’s producers and entering various talent competitions, before recording with Rupie Edwards’ Success Records in the early 70s. He set up his own African Museum shop and label in 1973 with Errol Dunkley, in order to gain artistic and financial control of his own work. He continued to record for many other producers during the rest of the decade to finance his own label, notably Winston ‘Niney’ Holness, Gussie Clarke, Lloyd F. Campbell, Glen Brown, Alvin ‘GG’ Ranglin and Phil Pratt. His early recordings...

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