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Reggae icon Gregory Isaacs passes away

"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."

Read the rest of Terence McArdle's obituary at Post Mortem.

By Click Track  | October 25, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
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Thank you for many sweet ballads. From Jimmy Cliff to you my friend;

Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross
But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will...

...Thank you Gregory Isaacs for many years of lovely music. (especially your collaboration with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare: "Slave Driver")

Posted by: Airborne82 | October 25, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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