National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – October 25 – Gregory Isaacs

0 Comments 25 October 2012


We’ve got one of the greats of the reggae world for today’s DPD.

Unlike the roots rockers Bob Marley and Burning Spear, who popularized songs that reflected world politics and the Rastafarian culture, Mr. Isaacs was best known for his love songs and generally for helping young rasta (and eventually others) to get it on.
Cool ruler

His famous “Night Nurse,” with its sly innuendo – “I don’t wanna see no doc. I need attendance from my nurse around the clock. There’s no prescription for me, she’s my only remedy” – was a club hit for Mr. Isaacs in 1982. Sadly, that same year, he was sentenced to six months in a Jamaican prison for possession of unlicensed firearms.

Isaacs’ later life was mired with addictions to cocaine and crack, which is sad but hopefully he had a little fun eh?

So do yourself a favor today. In honor of the good vibes Mr. Isaacs brought to the game. Grab the one you love, throw on Night Nurse and do what comes naturally..

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Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae artist, dead at 59

By Terence McArdle

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, October 25, 2010; 10:30 AM

Gregory Isaacs, 59, the Jamaican-born reggae singer who was known as the “cool ruler” for his smooth, romantic singing style and who popularized the reggae subgenre known as lover’s rock, died of lung cancer Oct. 25 at his home in London. Continue

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