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Gregory Isaacs — Night Nurse
Album: Night Nurse
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Released: 1982
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Tell her try your best just to make it quick
Woman tend to the sick
'Cause there must be something she can do
This heart is broken in two
Tell her it's a case of emergency
There's a patient by the name of Gregory

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse, oh gosh
Oh the pain it's getting worse

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendence from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I'm hurt my love

I don't wanna see no doc
I need attendence from my nurse around the clock
'Cause there's no prescription for me
She's the one, the only remedy

Night nurse
Only you alone can quench this here thirst
My night nurse
Oh the pain it's getting worse
I'm hurt my love

And I'm sure
No doctor can cure

Night nurse
Night nurse
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 flyboy wrote:
Lots of reggae today on RP.
 

And that's a good thing!
UNITE RP
Reggae is the cure
 kcar wrote:
Rating:  -10 = "Jesus, make the pain stop!"

little girl crying and banging on window screen from "The Help"
 
Ha!
The band Doe Maar from Holland, incredible popular here, which played music with heavy reggae influences in the native language, also made a song about the night nurse. It's called Nachtzuster - http://tinyurl.com/yd94bokg
Great song and I am not into this type of song at all
Rating:  -10 = "Jesus, make the pain stop!"

little girl crying and banging on window screen from "The Help"
Lots of reggae today on RP.
This was THE song in the 80's when I was working at a hospital.  So many nurses, so little time...
Working away on the keyboard, but when this song came on I had to just close my eyes and grove.  
 
Just simply classic Reggae.  How can you not start rocking to this tune, and if available reaching for the bong.   
Don't like this.
 {#Lol}nagsheadlocal wrote:
Due to the activities of a former house mate, I can never hear reggae without also hearing the bubbling of a bong in the background.

 


Unfortunately the advertising industry have ruined this... every time I hear this song I think of the Nightnurse cough syrup or whatever it is. {#Wall}

Also, every time 'I Believe in Miracles' comes on in the bar I work in, I can't help but sing in my head 'I believe in Mirror Coils' ... some mattress company's bastardisation...


My favorite night nurse...
Due to the activities of a former house mate, I can never hear reggae without also hearing the bubbling of a bong in the background.
 Proclivities wrote:

That comic book is worth around $100.00 by now.  Pretty good tune.

 
Why will Night Nurse forever lose the man she loves if she helps the stricken gent? 

I ask only to distract myself from this...song.

Perhaps NN can prescribe a PSD pill for me. {#Pray} 
Now ya talkin'  8........ no 9.
 zoopmama wrote:
Night Nurse comic #1

 
That comic book is worth around $100.00 by now.  Pretty good tune.
Night Nurse comic #1
Shucks, I had no idea the man left the house.

The old Rhino Records on Westwood Blvd, the best record store I've ever entered. They had a section of discs on the wall with a hand-written sign announcing Staff Picks. That's where I originally heard of Gregory, his Classics album. Black Against Black, an unreal tune. I later got this album, and it remains one of my all-time favorite reggae albums (and I used to collect a LOT of reggae). All the tracks here are worthy of your time.

This man has the smoothest voice of 'em all, it spreads like warm butter.
This guy needs a life... seriously.
ER RN 
Good Night Nurse
Took a trip to Jamaica in 79 mid Clash Talking Heads and Ramones. OOOOOO Gregory Isaacs met our spiky selves with Night Nurse  one night in Negril.. Still brings it all back.
The man was magic
Good Night Nurse, this sucks!

Amazing rhythm. Anyone who trashes it doesn't understand this man's influence on Jamaican music and how many subsequent artists have 'ridden dis riddim' to a chart topper.


 glassman wrote:
sucky crappy song comment
 

fixed it for you
sucky crappy song
Saw him 10 years later live in Jamaica. He showed up at 6 o´clock in the morning! Crazy Jamaica! Nice song by the way!
 Masi wrote:
Now I by chance finally got to listen to the original. Until now I only knew the Sinead O'Connor version.
 
I will say a prayer for you tonight.


Know it. Dig it.  Never knew who it was.
The "Cool Ruler".  Can anyone else lay down a groove this smooth?

It's a shame that it took his death to get his music on RP but it's still welcome.
Now I by chance finally got to listen to the original. Until now I only knew the Sinead O'Connor version.
R.I.P. Gregory — we'll miss your sweet music. . .
R.I.P. Gregory.

Thanks for playing this!
TOTALLY   9 !!!  
I like it
Bless you, tuneful soul...
R.I.P.

A great and underappreciated voice