gregory issacs R.I.P

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gregory issacs R.I.P

Post by doctah x » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:53 pm

one love everytime!
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Post by blakbeltjonez » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:32 pm

yes, the Cool Ruler has passed away, but he had been quite sick for a while - i don't even think he was 60 yet, pretty much the same situation that Sugar Minott was in when he died in July.

but, both of these guys lived it up pretty hard for a while when they were younger.

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Post by rekloos » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:22 pm

notha one bites the dust - R.I.P. ?

now jus wait for unreleased & remixes material to poor in......
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Post by kb420 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:56 pm

H20nly wrote:fuck Bitwig.

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Post by v00d00ppl » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:51 am

RIP...one of the few musicians who i check for when it comes to new dubplates. Thank you Jah and thank you Gregory

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Post by oblique strategies » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:39 pm

Farewell to the Cool Ruler
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Post by DaffyDub » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:21 am

OH NO !!!!!!

Too many of the old great reggae singers have passed away the last couple of years

Sugar..... Yabby U.....Alton Ellis and now the Cool Ruler is gone as well

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Post by blakbeltjonez » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:20 am

and now Sonia Pottinger has also died....... one legend after another

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Post by DaffyDub » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:48 pm

This is sad news indeed
First female producer in Jamaica.... she produced her first stuff in the year I was born
In 1974 she bought Treasure Isle records off Duke Reid....

A true legend

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Post by oblique strategies » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:45 pm

Farewell Sonia Pottinger.
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Her most well known production is Culture's Harder Than The Rest album, released in 1978:
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BAM!!!

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Post by blakbeltjonez » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:06 pm

oblique strategies wrote:Farewell Sonia Pottinger.
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Her most well known production is Culture's Harder Than The Rest album, released in 1978:
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BAM!!!
well...... she really made a name for herself during the rocksteady and early reggae years in particular, i would say that probably The Melodians "Swing And Dine" would be her biggest hit for reggae fans, or maybe "Say You" by Ken Boothe.

her other great contribution was the release of the Treasure Isle dub LP series (Pleasure Dub, Treasure Dub Vol. 1, Vol 2., all remixed by Errol Brown in the mid-70's) - prior to those LP's, there were few dub versions of any of the classic Treasure Isle catalog, and although Duke Reid played a large part in the creation of dub (The Paragons "On The Beach" was the first "version" of all time, done accidentally in 1968), the dubs cut at TI were almost exclusively sound system one-offs. by the time the sound system dub "version" had become standard practice in 1971-72, Treasure Isle's best years were mostly in the past.

she bought the declining Treasure Isle empire from Duke Reid in 1974 when he became too ill to look after it. unfortunately, that didn't seem to bother Reid's arch enemy Coxsone Dodd (Studio One) and others from pillaging the TI vaults, and on-and-off litigation took over *30 years* to resolve (that's the Jamaican legal system for you..... kind of like the Blackwell/Marley/Universal fiasco that's been playing out for decades) and Mrs. P was finally declared the rightful owner of Treasure Isle only in the last year or so. kind of a shame she didn't have much time to enjoy her victory.

as a producer, she really stopped doing anything at all sometime in the mid 80's.

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Post by oblique strategies » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:38 pm

Thank you for the history lesson teacher! :) I always enjoy your posts.

If you ever write a book I will be first in line to buy & read it. Include a CD with musical examples for ultimate impact! 8)

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Post by blakbeltjonez » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:42 am

ha! i just made my mother a mix CD that had a picture of the Charlie Ace Swing-A-Ling van..... love that picture.

i know what i know just like everybody else, from reading, collecting records (and inheriting my mom's collection) and finding things out for myself - growing up in Kingston/St. Andrew in that era obviously helps a bit, but i was too young and way too uptown to go out and get into trouble.

Evon on the forum here actually attended King Tubby/U-Roy dances - probably the same ones we could hear from our house just off Barbican Rd.

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Post by oblique strategies » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:16 am

photo so nice, me haf fe show it twice!
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Re: gregory issacs R.I.P

Post by evon » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:11 pm

Yes Blackbeltjones..I know the swing-a-ling, it came about around with the first "Joe's Sky Juice". Guess that was the start of the mobile era.

Incidentally, I knew Gregory personally and he sat in on a few of our sessions when we started a little band in Barbican with the sons of some wealthy politicians. Gregory frequented Barbican and especially Barbican Square in the mid 80's.

I moved homes so regular that I have no memorabilia to show. That is my only regret right now, but it all is still fresh in my memory.
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