Gregory Isaacs “Chisholm Avenue”: From The New Reggae Anthology
Gregory Isaacs aka ‘The Cool Ruler’ steps out on a heavyweight piece of digital Rub-A-Dub from the venerated Jamaican producer Hugh ‘Redman’ James.
This is the first single lifted from the forthcoming Reggae Anthology Redman International – We Run Things, a crucial collection of 80s digital Reggae and Dancehall from the highly innovative producer.
Chisholm Avenue is the cautionary tale about a police raid on a street dance in Whitfield Town, Kingston. Gregory’s reality lyrics and smooth but emotive delivery is underpinned by a lean and mean Roots Radics riddim section which incorporates blazing horns and a brutal mix of drums and bass.