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Denroy Morgan

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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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Stations Featuring
Denroy Morgan

    Funk

    Funk
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    Grown Folks Music

    Grown Folks Music
    1 song

Albums by
Denroy Morgan

Top Songs by
Denroy Morgan

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

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