- Title:First Class Reservations / In The Ghetto
- Style:Roots Reggae, Dancehall
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1421 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1361 megabytes
- Size WMA version1461 megabytes
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Gregory Isaacs, Hugh Roy Henry - First Class Reservations, In The Ghetto (12"). Horizon Records (13).
Gregory Anthony Isaacs OD (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician. Milo Miles, writing in The New York Times, described Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae". In his teenage years, Isaacs became a veteran of the talent contests that regularly took place in Jamaica
Album One Man Against The World - Best Of. Rumours Lyrics. Rumours dem spreadin' Claim that a sensee me plantin' But I man a de Don ina de jugglin' A pure rumours a gwaan (Rumours a gwaan). Please Mr. Officer, leggo me hand You don't know me and you don't understan' You see me flashin' a criss rental So you take that me a criminal. Rumours dem spreadin'.
They began with Isaacs' 1985 album Private Beach Party, and had a massive hit with "Rumours" in 1988, which was followed by further popular singles including "Mind Yu Dis", "Rough Neck", "Too Good To Be True" and "Report to Me". Lodge]]. He dueted with Beres Hammond on the 1993 Philip "Fatis" Burrell -produced "One Good Turn", Burrell also producing Isaacs' 1994 album Midnight Confidential. In the 1990s the African Museum label continued to release all of Isaacs' music, and that of artists he produced.
Both albums were recorded with the Revolutionaries, whose percolating beats (Sly & Robbie, of course) power the album, with the rest of the band laying down a musical accompaniment that shifts between lovers rock and rockers style, that perfectly backs Isaacs own emotive, yet gentle, vocals. Ranglin keeps it all simmering, creating a pair of albums that indeed featured some of the singer's best.
Isaacs reached a recording studio for the first time in the late 1960s. Rather than aiming gain the patronage of an established record producer, Isaacs and another aspiring singer, Winston Sinclair, put their heads together and cut a 45 together comprising Isaacs’ ‘Another Heartache’ on one side and Sinclair’s ‘Come On Little Girl’ on the flip. Isaacs had strong connections in the west Kingston ghettos, and the notorious political ‘enforcer’ known as Jim Brown introduced him to Prince Buster, who had Isaacs cut the jaunty ‘Dancing Floor,’ which also failed to impact. An album for Acid Jazz with a decent dub companion helped create awareness among younger listeners and songs like ‘Rude Boy Saddam’ showed that Gregory remained engaged with world affairs, while tracks like ‘Hard Drugs,’ ‘Crack Heads’ and ‘Coke Seller’ proved he did not shy away from addressing the issues that had affected him.
|A||–Gregory Isaacs||First Class Reservations|
|B||–Hugh Roy Henry||In The Ghetto||7:00|
- Distributed By – Horizon Records
- Manufactured By – Horizon Records
- Producer – Gregory Isaacs