Things are getting seriously bad. We lost Solomon Burke a couple of weeks back, and now The Cool Ruler himself has gone at the age of 59. As a small but totally inadequate tribute to one of the finest and most distinctive singers in any genre, here are just a few of my many personal favourites.
"Can't Get Over Losing You" - Gregory Isaacs
"Raving Tonight" - Gregory Isaacs
"Gi Me" - Gregory Isaacs
"Slow Down" - Gregory Isaacs
And here he is in an uncredited supporting role, as Dr Alimantado samples "My Religion" on his magnificently bonkers "Best Dressed Chicken In Town" album.
"Unitone Skank" - Dr Alimantado