gregory-isaacs

Hush Darling
Gregory Isaacs
Hush Darling

We gonna lay it on
bright and early cause the heat is on
and I know that you are ready
let us lay it on
now that we are moving in the groove

And mi seh Hush darling 
even if it hurts to cry
Hush darling
cause I’m a gonna tell you why
Hush darling
cause after a storm
there must be a calm
and I will keep you warm
Darling, ummmmm, darling…

Gregory Isaacs, 1977 by Dave Hendley

“Probably the most pictures I ever took of anyone, in one of those brief encounters where you take pictures for three or four minutes, was Gregory Isaacs. It took me a month to pluck up the courage to photograph him. He had a bad reputation—he was a very sweet singer, but he was also an out-and-out hoodlum. I think it was a Saturday morning, and we were flying out that night, and I thought, ‘I’ve got to get a picture of Gregory Isaacs.’ He was my favorite singer at the time. I saw him down on the North Parade, I said “Gregory, can I take your picture.” He just dropped into a crouched position, he was wearing these very heavy shades, and he just looked completely menacing. I did eight frames, four frames with the glasses off, four with the glasses on—quite nervous, hands shaking.”