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Night Nurse [Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Gregory IsaacsAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Gregory Isaacs sings a love song like no other Jamaican artist. Effortless, smooth, seductive and sensual, his "Lonely Lover" persona has made him one of the most popular singers in Jamaica since the '70s. Reggae's version of Marvin Gaye, Isaacs' songs remain as popular in dancehalls as they are in bedrooms, having virtually invented the reggae genre known as ... Read more in Amazon's Gregory Isaacs Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 25, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B000068PQ5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,581 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVERS' LOVERS December 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
NIGHT NURSE: The classic early-eighties set from reggae's Cool Ruler, here repackaged with extensive liner notes and four bonus dub cuts. Gregory's voice is at its sultry best, and the Roots Radics band keep the rhythms tight and tasty, and quite rootsy throughout. Wally Badarou's keys are always tasteful, and often add to the overall texture of the music, rather than rubbing it out. Cultural cuts MATERIAL MAN and HOT STEPPER, and the brilliant NIGHT NURSE are my favourites. The dub cuts aren't exactly classics, but they do maintain the bouyant mood of the vocal originals, and lead nicely back around to the start of the record for an encore performance. I personally prefer Gregory's seventies roots recordings, but for the lovers' rockers it doesn't get much better than this. Nice one Mr. Isaacs!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool, Cool Gregory December 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is the classic 1982 album from the king of cool dub, Gregory Isaacs, remastered and reissued. Backed by the Roots Radics, including Wally Badarou on synthesizers, there's not a tune to dislike on here. Personal standouts though, have always been "Night Nurse", "Cool Down The Pace" and "Sad To Know (You're Leaving)".

There are four bonus tracks added on to the original eight. I don't usually like bonus tracks but these - dub versions of my favourite tracks mentioned above and a 10" mix of "Cool Down..." - work very well and add new value to an already very valuable old classic. Great stuff. I doubt there's anyone out there who's into old-school reggae who doesn't know about Gregory Isaacs or this particular album but just in case...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest September 14, 2005
By Twain
Format:Audio CD
Within the first few seconds of "Night Nurse," you are aware that you are in the presence of staggering genius. Gregory Isaacs is one of the most underrated artists of all time. His body of work is second only to Bob Marley in the history of reggae. There are several reasons why this may be. First, unlike more successful artists whose works have few real flaws, Gregory Isaacs was inconsistent and perhaps his management should have restrained him for the sake of his career. But apparently he was under a contract that basically rewarded quantity over quality. This does not really bother me, although it perhaps distracted his output. Gregory's career also suffered due to hard drugs and his voice was reportedly badly damaged by cocaine addiction.

Gregory Isaacs is primarily known for his love songs. It's unfortunate that people don't look at his other songs, which is mostly quite focused on poverty and the turmoil of love with grace and sophistication.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Ruler Strikes Hot January 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you are hesitating at all to buy this album, don't. It is an essential cornerpiece to any reggae collection. Night Nurse is one of those rare masterpieces that reaches out and twists your soul. Turn your lights down low now, now now, cause you ain't gonna linger no more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Gregory Issacs Album March 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I have Best of Vol's 1 and 2, Call Me Collect, and at least 3 others, this is the best. I first heard it in High School in 93, it was in then, and continues to be one of his best albums. Must bye for the serious Reggae consumer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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We may have lost you in body, but we'll have you forever in our collective hearts and mind! Your music will live forever, each time I hear your smooth and timeless sound, I am taken to a time and place that brings about a warm feeling. Thank you Gregory for a lifetime of accomplishment in the field of music that only you can lay claim to... Lover's Rock! One Love, One God, One Destiny!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First time I heard it.... October 5, 2000
By SEPhoto
Format:Audio CD
I was in English Harbor, Antigua, British West Indies, having sailed down on the Luna Quest as a deckhand. I was in a tiny club with my buddies, a wild and eclectic mix of West Indians, Aussies, Kiwis, French, Dutch, Belgians, etc... and we were downing Heinekens and smoking the best ganja and the club was overflowing with the most beautiful women in the West Indies. And I was dancing with a woman - she was East Indian, West Indian and French and she was astonishingly beautiful. And Night Nurse came for the first time for all of us. And she took me in her lithe arms and we slow dragged this song - really slow. I was leaving on the S/Y Eilean to go to St. Barts the morning and I hated to leave because of this woman. I don't remember her name but I remember this album...Every time I hear it I'm back in that club in English Harbor.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Roots May 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a reggae classic and should be a part of any true roots reggae listener's collection. It continues to be his best album since it's original release.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars you are still the Cool Ruler!
The real stuff for all Old School Reggae lovers. Nuff respect Greg, even in death, you are still the Cool Ruler!!!
Published 7 days ago by Sunday Todili Aremu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this one it has most of the songs i love listening to
Published 1 month ago by trinidad hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars The cool ruler. Great album
NIGHT NURSE!!!! The cool ruler. Great album, put it on & let the tunes relax your mind.
Published 2 months ago by CHAUNCEY O'NEIL WILSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great music!
Published 3 months ago by Carina Schmidt Pinto Ribeiro Merlo
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
Love this Cd..Bought it for my mom.I remember she would always play this growing up..So i purchase this cause she could'nt find her orginal Cd.
Published 4 months ago by kendra
5.0 out of 5 stars Class reggae hit from a master.
Classic reggae hit from a star. This should be in everyone's collection., especially for the young people of today. Buy it!
Published 6 months ago by SteveIowa
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Ruler and Lonesome Lover
Classic Gregory....Who else is so deep as to merit-indeed require-two monikers. If Marley was the Reggae Revolutionary, Issacs was the Reggae Lover. Read more
Published 9 months ago by john harris
3.0 out of 5 stars Sleepy album
This album doesn't come off to me as a very interesting album. It's pleasant music but nothing really grabs me in it.
Published 13 months ago by Paul J. Llewellyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful classic
If you are a laid back kind of guy or girl, you will thoroughly enjoy this classic album by Gregory Isaac, that is called Night Nurse.
Published 14 months ago by Leonard E. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived before the scheduled - sounds good - I love it!!
There were no problems with the order.
It arrived before the scheduled date - sounds good - I love it!!
Published 19 months ago by Regina Patterson
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