from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3/4||Sleeve : 4|
A high prolific artist as Gregory Isaacs, with a career that spans three decades, needs no further introduction, so let's take a look at this retrospective release.|
"Loving Pauper" traces Gregory Isaacs' recording career from his first recording through to the mid-seventies, when he was first acknowledged as one of reggae music's leading vocalists. As almost every reggae fan will be familiar with many of the Isaacs' recordings on this album, it's obvious that the most interesting part of this Trojan Records' release concerns the development of the vocalist's unique style from the very first beginning (Another heartache, 1968) until the moment he had achieved superstar status on the island with Love is overdue, which sold an estimated 22,000 in Jamaica.
The album combines moments of instant recognition and nice memories with an intriguing insight into the musical roots of reggae's self-proclaimed cool ruler, Mr. Gregory Isaacs. Very interesting and highly enjoyable !