A four-CD collection featuring many of the songs that made Gregory Isaacs a lovers rock icon was released on February 14 by Tads International Record.
Love Box is the title of the multi-track set which includes classics such as “Soon Forward”, “Tune In”, “Night Nurse”, “Sunday Morning”, “Oh What a Feeling” and “My Number One”.
Other songs such as “Lonely Soldier” and “If I Can’t Have You” are also on the set. Those tracks were popular in Britain where the ‘Cool Ruler’ had a strong fan base.
Isaacs was a popular underground singer from west Kingston in the early 1970s. He had solid hits with “All I Have Is Love” and Love Is Overdue” but it was not until late that decade that he became an household name.
Isaacs died of cancer in London in October, 2010 at age 59.