Gregory Isaacs - Jamaican Reggae Artist
Gregory Isaacs Biography
Gregory Isaacs is a Reggae singer, born Gregory Anthony Isaacs on 15 July 1950 in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica.
In the 1970s, he emerged as one of the most prolific and popular recording artists in Jamaica. He released a number of self-produced singles on his African Museum (JA) label, formed in 1973 with Errol Dunkley. Much of Isaacs' output reflected the "conscious" themes of Roots Reggae, but Isaacs was equally adept at interpreting more mainstream Lovers Rock material. His hits include My Only Lover, Sinner Man and Mr. Cop, recorded at Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio.
A period in the 1970s with the GG's label and its producer Alvin Ranglin produced hits like Border and Number One.
Isaacs signed an international release contract with Island Records which resulted in the release of Night Nurse (1982) and Out Deh! (1983). Personal problems affected him after this contract ended. After recording for a number of producers he built a strong relationship with Gussie Clarke of the Music Works label.
In the 1990s the African Museum label continued to release all of Gregory Isaacs' music, and that of artists he produced. He continues to record and perform live in the 2000s.
Jamaican Reggae Artists and Reggae Groups, Jamaica