Eternal lover...




Gregory Isaacs was a Jamaican singer who started his artistic career under the name of Winston Sinclair in 1968, when he released his first song "Another heartache". Title that will unfortunately go somewhat unnoticed ...


He was subsequently found within the African Museum label, label with which he won his first notorious success with the title “My only lover” in 1972.


During the 1970s, he will experience other major successes with titles such as "All I have is love", "Lonely soldier", "Black a kill black", "Extra classic", "Border" and others "Number one”…


A great adventure that will continue during the 1980s with new hits including the enormous "Night nurse" in 1982 and a few years later "Rumors" in 1988.


Other albums would be released later, but the singer would never regain the level of success he enjoyed during this decade.


Considered until the end as one of the most gifted Jamaican singers of his generation, he passed away on October 25, 2010 from lung cancer, leaving behind a particularly extensive discography.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Another heartache (Winston Sinclair) 1968

  • You are my sunshine 1969

  • Lonely man 1971

  • My only lover 1972

  • Lonely soldier 1973

  • Love is overdue 1975

  • All I have is love 1976

  • Black a kill black 1977

  • Loving pauper 1977

  • Border 1977

  • Slavemaster 1978

  • Extra classic 1979

  • Wailing Rudie 1979

  • Tune in 1980

  • Tribute to Waddy 1980

  • Permanent lover 1981

  • Night nurse 1982

  • Another heartache 1984

  • Number one 1984

  • Cool ruler come again 1984

  • Rumours 1988

  • Mind yu dis 1988

  • Rough neck 1988

  • Report to me 1988

  • Too good to be true 1989

  • My native woman 1990

  • Corn a go bust 1991



Clips :


1968 ... the very first steps. The basics are good and the potential obvious. It remains to be seen what this young singer will do with him in the years to come ...



1969 ... the end of the 60s to blossom and begin to be known. It is now done and it only remains to grow now ...



1971 ... the beginning of the 1970s saw him grow slowly but surely. It only remains for him to show that he now has everything to be part of the Great ...



1972 ... an entry into the big league that begins with this title. In just a few years, he has established himself as one of the most promising and, above all, now essential values on the world reggae scene ...



1973 ... title after title, he demonstrates a musical potential in this fieldmore than obvious. Each title is inspired, it is clear ...



1975 ... year after year, title after title, he climbed the ranks of the world hierarchy and can now compete with the top planetary. All thanks to a talent more than certain !



1976 ... what made and will always be its strength is its light and above all airy style. Because even in reggae, several currents clash, from the lightest to the darkest. And he prefers the soft version and so much the better !



1977 ... that sometimes does not prevent him from being more serious than usual. Afterwards, not sure that it is on this kind of particularly committed title that it shatters everything on a planetary level ...



1977 ... which will also be one of his great strengths from start to finish is the quality of his melodies. Important in a field where the rhythm is almost the same for everyone ...



1977 ... a rise in power throughout the decade which allows him to reach at this stage the status of reference in the field. And let's go to last a few more years like that !



1978 ... in just 10 years he will have imposed his brand and his style with obvious ease. All thanks to a know-how well above the average ...



1979 ... here he ends his second decade in the best possible way. It remains to be seen what the 1980s have in store for him ...



1979 ... come on, there is still one last title to close this 70s decade which saw him become one of the winners of the domain. The opposite would have been very surprising given its potential ...



1980 ... the hardest part in this new decade will be to renew oneself. Because as much as the 1970s brought this musical movement, the 1980s gradually relegated it to oblivion ...



1980 ... inevitably, only those who will have known how to evolve their sound and their style will survive. Will he be a part of it, it's the future that will tell us ...



1981 ... so far the style has changed little. No worries about him because we are at the start of the decade. Not sure it is going so well in the middle of a decade ...



1982 ... which does not prevent him from continuing to win some great trophies, especially with titles like this one. Here he signs one of his most emblematic titles and definitely enters the musical legend of the 80s. HU-GE !



1984 ... the sequel will not really be of the same caliber. So be careful not to fall asleep on your laurels to avoid leaving the road prematurely ...



1984 ... the level remains sufficient to manage to stay afloat but we are rapidly approaching the middle of the decade. Mandatory evolution to be expected ...



1984 ... a good job once again but he still doesn't want to think outside the box. He remains braced on the fundamentals of reggae version of the 70s and this endurance risks isolating him irreversibly in the years to come ...



1988 ... we thought he had disappeared but here he is again in the year 1988 in an obvious form. With the key to an evolution of style and sound that we have been waiting for a long time. Phew ...



1988 ... he finally seems to have taken the measure of the evolutions necessary to achieve in order to stay in the race for a while. Only the greatest know how to adapt ...



1988 ... the end of the 1980s which saw him particularly inspired and who would frankly complain about it. We necessarily take everything !



1988 ... it is clear that he is now evolving in a musical field whose planetary influence is diminishing from year to year. But he does not let go and helps keep things going. Isn't that the main thing ...?



1989 ... a radical change of style at the very end of the decade. He shows another facet of his talent that we had not yet seen. Like what, when he wants !



1990 ... he will pass to the following decade but the evolution which seemed on the right track will not allow him to find a new breath. Frankly shame ...



1991 ... other titles will come out thereafter but the singer will do more of the figuration than anything else. Anyway, he will forever remain one of the indisputable and undisputed leaders of this particular field ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Isaacs

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/7065

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWrf0Dyue7UNulBwPhbI2A/featured