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Denroy Morgan

Denroy Morgan is a veteran reggae artist who was born in Jamaica, but unlike most of his peers, he launched his career after relocating to the United States, where he went on to enjoy commercial and critical success. Sources differ on where and when Morgan was born -- it's believed he was either born in 1947 in Kingston's Spanish Town district, or in 1946 in May Pen in Clarendon Parish. As a youngster, Morgan was friendly with Toots Hibbert, legendary vocalist with Toots and the Maytals, but it wasn't until he pulled up stakes and moved to New York City that be began pursuing a career in music. In the late '60s, Morgan was playing reggae and rocksteady in New York with a band called the Mad Creators, as well as working with cover bands. By 1974, he had co-founded an American reggae band, the Black Eagles, who released a handful of singles on small labels and cut an album, Warning, in 1978. In 1981, Morgan cut a solo album, I'll Do Anything for You, which fused reggae and rap styles; the title track proved to be a hit, and RCA Records signed Morgan for the follow-up album, 1984's Make My Day. In the mid-'80s, Morgan put his career on the back burner to focus on his family, and as it happened, there was plenty of talent in the Morgan household. Denroy's offspring would go on to form the reggae group Morgan Heritage and a hip-hop/dancehall act known as LSM, while Ray "Gramps" Morgan and Laza Morgan enjoyed solo careers, and Ray's son Jemere Morgan has also launched a recording career. In 1998, Denroy Morgan relaunched his own career with the album Salvation, which found him embracing roots reggae and explicitly spiritual themes. Morgan continued to focus on conscious reggae in the 21st century with albums like 2001's Cool Runnings and 2009's Theocracy Reign. In 2017, with Morgan in his seventies by the most generous estimate, he proved he wasn't slowing down with the release of his album Muzical Unity, another set of spiritual reggae featuring a cover of the Bob Marley/Peter Tosh classic "Get Up, Stand Up." ~ Mark Deming
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Albums by
Denroy Morgan

Top Songs by
Denroy Morgan

  1.   Song
  2.   I'll Do Anything For You
  3.   Why Should I by The Asaph Ministry
  4.   Make My Day
  5.   I'll Do Anything Remix
  6.   Into the Light
  7.   Holy Sabbath featuring Peter "Jahpetes" Morgan
  8.   Ethiopia
  9.   Redemption
  10.   Revelation Come to Pass
  11.   Black Out
  12.   Legend
  13.   Link Up
  14.   Everybody Wants to Be Somebody Else
  15.   The More We Are Together by The Asaph Ministry
  16.   God Meant It for My Good featuring Glenda Phillips
  17.   Little Children featuring Noshyah "Shy Poo" Morgan
  18.   Rastaman a Come
  19.   In Jamaica
  20.   Columbus
  21.   Salvation
  22.   Words of the Most High
  23.   Feeling Good, Pt. 1
  24.   The Peace Prayer feat. The Chilites
  25.   Should It Be Me
  26.   Rock My Soul by The Asaph Ministry
  27.   Bear with Me
  28.   Rasta Man Trod to Mount Zion featuring Peter "Jahpetes" Morgan
  29.   Rasta Man Is Coming
  30.   Fire Man by The Asaph Ministry
  31.   Human Too
  32.   Jah Rastafari
  33.   Jesus Is Still Alive featuring Peter "Jahpetes" Morgan
  34.   Bath Fountain
  35.   Addicted To Your Love (Radio)
  36.   Sixty Minutes Man
  37.   Addicted To The Truth
  38.   Hold onto the Good Things
  39.   Feeling Good, Pt. 2
  40.   The Lion of Judah by The Asaph Ministry
  41.   Runaway Game
  42.   Prayer to the King
  43.   Tired of Being Alone
  44.   Go Before Us Jah by The Asaph Ministry
  45.   Around The World
  46.   United Immigrants
  47.   Forward Home
  48.   True Love Got a Hold on Me
  49.   What Can I Do
  50.   Seven Chairs
  51.   Theocracy Reign
  52.   Brimstone and Fire
  53.   Shock Dem
  54.   Cheating
  55.   All To Sing
  56.   My Time
  57.   Fire Gonna Burn
  58.   Read Your Bible
  59.   Missing You
  60.   Let Me Make Love
  61.   I'm Still Holding On featuring Glenda Phillips
  62.   God Is in Man
  63.   Blessed Be the Ties That Bind by The Asaph Ministry

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