Like a prism, over the years Gregory Isaacs has reflected virtually every aspect of the contemporary Jamaican music scene, from bouncy reggae to deepest Kill Them With Music - Gregory Isaacs - Pardon Me!gentlest lovers rock to toughest dancehall.
Pardon Me! Isaacs has reason to be in a grand mood, the story of why begins with "Christmas Behind the Bars," a miserable place indeed to spend the festive season. But none of that is reflected in the breezy accompaniment, even as the singer recalls the indignities and sorrows of his prison experience. For that's all behind him, since the "Judge and Jury" found him not guilty, putting Isaacs in a celebratory mood.
No wonder then that even a run-in with "Mister Cop" can't dampen his spirits, and it's left to guesting DJ Romantic Schonbrunn - Luis Cobos - Vienna Concerto B to add a touch of gravidas to the situation. That latter number is a splendid calypso-tinged recut of Isaacs ' Lee Perry produced classic, "House of the Rising Sun" is a cover of the traditional blues masterpiece, the only Kill Them With Music - Gregory Isaacs - Pardon Me!
song on the set. It's also one of the stand-outs, boasting one of Isaacs ' most extraordinary performances. In a much lighter mood is the bouncy title track, where the singer much to My Girl - Westlife - Coast To Coast embarrassment discovers he can't cover the restaurant bill.
Perhaps Isaacs ' should be asking his date to open up her wallet instead of begging her to "Open Up Your Heart". By the time this album is over you'll agree that Isaacs will indeed "Kill Them with Music," while Dean Fraser is equally adept at slaying them with his sax. This song, which kicks off the set, beautifully sets the stage with its infectious melody, breezy backing, and sweet harmonies.
Genre Reggae. Styles Lovers Rock Reggae-Pop. Track Listing. Kill Them With Music. Gregory Isaacs. Pardon Me. Pride and Dignity. Open up Your Heart. House of the Rising Feelings In Public - The Damnation Project - The Damnation Project. Lead Belly. Judge and Jury. Christmas Behind the Bars. Your Heart Has Been Broken.
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