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November 21, 2010

Gregory Isaacs’ Thanksgiving Service

Gregory Isaacs’ Thanksgiving Service
Legendary reggae singer Gregory Isaacs passed away in London by the end of October. Yesterday his funeral and the thanksgiving service for his life were held at the National Indoor Sports Center in Kingston, Jamaica. The service, ‘A Red Rose For Gregory‘, was filled with musical tributes from among others Shaggy, Ken Boothe, Etana, Carlene Davis, Freddy McGregor, Judy Mowatt, The Tamlins and AJ Brown. Jamaica Observer: Cool Ruler giving emotional send off, Farewell to Gregory and Musical tributes to Gregory.

Shaggy performed a tribute to the Cool Ruler at the Thanksgiving Service, singing Gregroy Isaacs’ Front Door (I Don’t Wanna Be Lonely Tonight) and telling a personal memory. Shaggy wrote about Gregory Isaacs’ passing on Twitter: “R.I.P Gregory, Your music will live on forever.. My condolences go out to all of your family!” and “Took me a minute ..but the cool Ruler will be missed…one of the 1st person in this business to show me luv!! R.I.P. Gregory!!!”.

Shaggy performs Gregory Isaacs’ Front Door (I Don’t Wanna Be Lonely Tonight) live at A Red Rose for Gregory in Kingston, Jamaica

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