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One Man Against the World: The Best of Gregory Issacs


Download links and information about One Man Against the World: The Best of Gregory Issacs by Gregory Isaacs. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, World Music genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 57:52 minutes.

Artist: Gregory Isaacs
Release date: 1996
Genre: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub, World Music
Tracks: 15
Duration: 57:52
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No. Title Length
1. Private Secretary 4:31
2. Front Door 3:54
3. Soon Forward 4:57
4. Mr. Brown 2:59
5. Tumblin' Tears 3:26
6. Tune In 3:38
7. My Number 1 3:27
8. Night Nurse 3:59
9. One Man Against the World 3:22
10. Border 3:36
11. Rumours 6:09
12. Hard Drugs 3:30
13. Love Is Overdue 3:07
14. Storm 3:46
15. Top Ten 3:31



Gregory Isaacs' massive output makes even a two-disc selection like this one seem like a three-minute skip through an art museum. Isaacs has been a Jamaican institution for decades, the very epitome of cool lovers rock and he had little trouble adapting his style to the constant shifts in Jamaican music preferences and flavors. This set has some of his best songs, including the Niney Holness-produced "Slave Master" and Isaacs' signature "Night Nurse," but it lacks other essential tracks like "Motherless Children" and "Poor & Clean," to name just two, making it more a stopgap purchase than a definitive one. That said, Isaacs' confident, unhurried tenor vocals hover over everything here, and while he is seldom flashy as a vocalist, his steady, subtle phrasing has led many to hail him as Jamaica's greatest singer. There's just more to this fine singer than what's presented here.