I love when I come across or someone turns me onto long form videos on YouTube. I can watch them on my iPad or send them to my Apple TV via Airplay and watch them on my home theater. Last week a friend hipped me to a documentary on the late Gregory Isaacs. Known as the "Cool Ruler" Isaacs died two years ago this month.
Isaacs had one of the best voices in reggae music and his songs, which included "Night Nurse" and "My Number One" have such a soulful vibe. His albums are the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening.
It's surprising and sad that he didn't get nearly the fame he should've in the United States. Though some of that might be attributed to his erratic touring. Cleveland reggae promoter Packy Malley says that he tried to book Isaacs six times, sometimes with an agreement, yet he never showed up.
Here's the documentary in parts.
And here's the newly released 50 Greatest Reggae Tracks on Spotify.