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Gregory Isaacs

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Gregory Isaacs: Presenting Mr Isaacs

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 12 August 1978

PRIOR TO the glorious advent of soulful lover Pat Kelly in more recent weeks, lean, laconic crooner Gregory Isaacs was recognised as possibly the most ...

Gregory Isaacs: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 27 September 1980

TAKE ANY moderate gathering of citizens intent on peaceable pursuit and out comes the Babylon in force. I am growing altogether more and more disgruntled ...

Gregory Isaacs: Clean Up Man

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 31 October 1981

MARK COOPER talks to the 'cool ruler', Gregory Isaacs ...

Gregory Isaacs: Savoy, New York NYC

Live Review by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, January 1982

SMOOTH IS the word for Gregory Isaacs. So smooth, and so suave. The cool king of that gentle, romantic Jamaican reggae called lover's rock. ...

Gregory Isaacs: Night Nurse (Island ILPS 9721)

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 28 August 1982

FOLLOWING A brief sojourn on Pre, the 'Cool Ruler' now elects Island to release the latest fruits of his labours. A change of label does ...

Gregory Isaacs: Night Nurse (Island)

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 4 September 1982

IT'S SINGULAR how Gregory Isaac releases a better number of tunes as good as 'Night Nurse' over the past decade and longer, and as good ...

Gregory Isaacs: Gregorian Rants

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, 4 December 1982

The elusive Mr Isaacs tracked down by Jack Barron ...

Gregory Isaacs: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Max Bell, The Times, 31 May 1984

SUCH IS the flexibility of Gregory Isaacs's vocal prowess that he does not deserve to be typecast to a particular style. Isaacs is first and ...

Gregory Isaacs: That Easy 127th Album

Review and Interview by Penny Reel, MOJO, October 1995

SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME you turn around, as Bob Dylan so succinctly put it, there's another hard-luck story you're gonna hear. Most would appear to ...

Shot! Reggae Cinema

Guide by Kieron Tyler, Q Classic, 2015

Author's note, 2020: The Harder They Come, conspicuous by its absence from this list, was not included, since it was the subject of a feature ...

Gregory Isaacs

Book Excerpt by Nick Coleman, 'Voices' (Jonathan Cape), January 2018

GREGORY ISAACS may or may not have been a nice man. He may or may not have been piously observant of the Rastafarian faith that ...

Top 10 interviews

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. Terry Farley, Superstar House DJ Terry was my Editor at Boys Own fanzine. He was a country bumpkin from Royal Berkshire but he had ...


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