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Version Galore Radio Show - Gregory Isaacs & Easy Star special

Version Galore Radio Show - Gregory Isaacs & Easy Star special

Playing tracks by

Gregory isaacs, Ranking Buckers, Gregory Isaacs & U Brown and Gregory isaacs & trinity.

On Monday the 25th I woke up to the sad news of Gregory's death, A truly astonishing body of work, not all quality but whose is. For this show I picked a selection of some of my favourite tunes that really show why he was referred to as having a 'voice like rolling velvet'. I remember when I was young and was asked if I wanted to see him in Peterborough, I didn't go but heard that the gig was awful because Gregory let the ladies sing all the gal dem tune.

Later in the show I play some of his more regretful tunes like Dieting, General Penitentiary and the apt House of the Sun.

"Drugs are a debasing weapon. It was the greatest college ever, but the most expensive school fee ever paid – the Cocaine High School. I learnt everything, and now I've put it on the side."
Gregory Isaacs

I sound a bit negative but don't watch that I loved Gregory. Material Man is my all time fav.

Later in the show I speak to Ras I Ray check pt2