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Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs - The Cool Rulerr

Gregory Isaacs – The
Kool Ruler

Gregory
Isaacs (born Gregory Anthony Isaacs), 15 July 1951, Fletchers Land, Kingston,
Jamaica.

At 17 he made his debut recording with record producer Byron Lee.  Between
1968 and 1973 he recorded several songs but failed to get a breakout hit. 
That came shortly after partnering with Errol Dunkley to start their own record
shop a new record label, “African Museum”.  “My Only
Lover” was a smash hit and is credited with being the first “lovers
rock” record ever made.  In 1974 he had his first Jamaican #1 single
with “Love is Overdue” with producer Alvin Ranglin. He and Ranglin had
several hits working together including “Border” and one of the all
time favorites with fans, “Number One”.

In the late 70’s he signed with
Virgin Records and was featured in the film “Rockers” but it took
signing to Island Records to get him his first real international attention with
the album “Night Nurse”.  

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