Released on Jan 19 2012

Time to say goodbye

Hi guys and girls. Unfortunately I have bad news about the show as it pertains to future episodes. As you know, I haven’t recorded an episode since July 1, 2011 and it doesn’t look like I’ll be recording another episode anytime soon. So rather than leave you with a “pod-fade” where the podcast just disappears without any closure, I’ve recorded this goodbye. Please have a listen to the audio. No music, just me talking.

In a nutshell, my time is too limited and I’m stretched too thin to keep recording episodes. I need closure for myself and I think I owe it to you. I feel that life is about balance, and I need to keep mine in check.

I plan to keep this web site up so that you can grab all back episodes. So whether or not they’re still on iTunes, you can grab them here.

Thanks to all the creative reggae music artists, musicians, producers, producers, and labels that have fueled the show. Thanks to all the subscribers and to those who have provided great feedback to me. I will treasure all of your comments, e-mails, Facebook messages, and voice mails. Please listen to the audio for the best ways to stay in touch.

Thank you.

Released on Jul 01 2011

#87 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 5

Gregory Isaacs Private Lesson cover

This episode concludes the Gregory Isaacs tribute with music from 1992 – 2008. There’s also a tribute within a tribute, as my Boston friend Earl Rose (who is very sick) returns to Jamaica to farm. Thanks to all the RhythmUpdate fans that have e-mailed, left voice mails, and web site comments about the show. I appreciate you!

Gregory Isaacs – House of the Rising Sun
Gregory Isaacs – Thank You
Gregory Isaacs – Love Keeps Calling
Gregory Isaacs & Undivided Roots – Party Night
Gregory Isaacs – Easy
Gregory Isaacs – Just Because
Gregory Isaacs – In Her Waist
Gregory Isaacs – Diplomatic Fools
Gregroy Isaacs – Hold Tight
Gregory Isaacs – Day-O
Gregory Isaacs – Lead Me
Gregory Isaacs & Louie Culture – Tune In
Gregory Isaacs & UB40 – Bring Me Your Cup
Gregory Isaacs – So Lonely

Released on Apr 17 2011

#86 Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 4

Gregory Isaacs Private Beach Party cover

Gregory Isaacs was no slouch in the ’80s as you’ll hear on part 4 of my musical tribute to reggae’s cool ruler. From “Night Nurse” and “Private Beach Party” to the programmed rhythms of “Rumours” and “Red Rose for Gregory,” even if his voice wasn’t 100%, he still had his unique vocal quality.

Gregory Isaacs – Permanent Lover
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Pace
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down the Dub
Gregory Isaacs – Cream of My Crop
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Ruler Come Again 12″
Gregory Isaacs – Street Walker
Gregory Isaacs – Lovers Magic
Gregory Isaacs – Murder
Gregory Isaacs – Private Beach Party
Gregory Isaacs – Hard Drugs
Gregory Isaacs – Rumours
Gregory Isaacs – Red Rose for Gregory
Gregory Isaacs – Break the Date
Gregory Isaacs & Tiger – You Give Me Hiccup

Released on Feb 26 2011

#85 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 3

Gregory Isaacs Sly & Robbie Present cover

Part 3 in the series of tribute shows proves to be my favorite so far. We’ll wrap up 1977 with “Storm” and travel through 1981 with the sublime Bunny Wailer cover of “Sunday Morning.” Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Gregory Isaacs – Storm
Gregory Isaacs – Native Woman
Gregory Isaacs – Lonely Days
Gregory Isaacs – Motherless Children
Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Brown
Gregory Isaacs & Trinity – My Number One
Gregory Isaacs – My Only Lover
Gregory Isaacs – Substitute
Gregory Isaacs – Sunday Morning
Gregory Isaacs – Sunday Morning Version
Gregory Isaacs – What a Feeling
Gregory Isaacs – Front Door
Gregory Isaacs – Top Ten

Released on Jan 01 2011

#84 – Gregory Isaacs Tribute Part 2

Gregory Isaacs wheel barrel cover

This is the second in a series of tribute shows celebrating the musical career of Jamaican singing legend Gregory Isaacs. What encourages me is to remember that Gregory recorded a great amount of top class music that we can go back to as long as we live. This tribute show focuses on Gregory’s 1976 and 1977 releases. Please leave a comment if you’d like. We’ll continue chronologically next time.

Gregory Isaacs – Philistines
Gregory Isaacs – Fugitive Dub
Gregory Isaacs – My Religion
Gregory Isaacs – Sinner Man
Gregory Isaacs – Rasta Business
Gregory Isaacs – Rock On
Gregory Isaacs – Extra Classic
Gregory Isaacs – The Border
Gregory Isaacs – Tumbling Tears
Gregory Isaacs – Teardrops Dub
Gregory Isaacs – I Will Cool You
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop
Gregory Isaacs – Handcuff
Gregory Isaacs – Set the Captives Free
Gregory Isaacs – Slavemaster

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