Sunday, September 1, 2013

DENROY MORGAN - DISCOGRAPHY

Last updated: March 2017
Denroy Morgan with Morgan Heritage
Denroy Morgan in 2017

DENROY MORGAN - PROFILE:

Singer: Denroy Morgan
Job: Artist/Singer
Location: New York/Jamaica
Genre: Reggae, R&B, Gospel
Influences: Otis Redding, Toots Hebert, Wilson Pickett, James Brown

Biography:
Reggae sensation Denroy Morgan is a musical prodigy, a pioneer and a musical perfectionist. For over three decades, this gentle musical giant has been mesmerizing audiences with some of reggae’s best loved songs. Denroy is first and foremost a compelling recording artist who bulldozed his way onto the Billboard charts and saturated American urban radio stations with his smash single I’ll Do Anything for You. But he is also a hit machine, a songwriter, a producer, a devoutly spiritual patriarch and the silent driving force behind a growing empire that is delivering some of the important movements and trends in contemporary reggae music. And reggae fans worldwide are now eagerly awaiting the upcoming album from one of the industry’s most iridescent luminaries.

Morgan was born and raised in May Pen, Jamaica, and after a brief stint of living in Spanish Town, he migrated to Brooklyn, New York when he was a teenager. He was immediately seduced by the weekly live concerts at the Apollo Theatre in the 60s where he could see musical giants like James Brown, Wilson Pickett, O’Jays, Al Green and The Temptations. These exciting new possibilities pushed him to register at the New York School of Music. There he briefly studied guitar and piano, and it wasn’t long before he started two bands in New York, Mad Creators, and later, Black Eagles. The latter enjoyed the distinction of becoming the first roots & culture reggae band in New York City.

The success of Black Eagles and the distinctive hypnotizing voice of Denroy Morgan attracted the interest of music industry insiders. A chance meeting with Denroy and Bert Reid, the saxophonist from the then flashy and popular Crown Heights Affair band led to a label deal and a chart topper with the radio anthems I’ll Do Anything and Sweet Tender Love in the early 1980s. Denroy Morgan was burning up the airwaves. Suddenly he found himself performing in unlikely venues like New York’s shrine to club music, the Paradise Garage, and he was instantly on tour with unlikely artists such as Frankie Beverly & Maze, Slave, Evelyn Champagne King and Archie Bell and the Dells. Morgan was rapidly escalating as an artist, and he was to become the first reggae artist to be signed by the major label RCA Records.
Denroy Morgan delivered one album for RCA. While he was touring and recording, he was also fathering many children- a total of thirty- some of whom were grown, and he made a deliberate decision to put his own musical career on hold so as to build on the aptitude and the interest that his kids were displaying for music.

The efforts paid off handsomely, and the kids formed several groups including The Dreads, another, LMS and the internationally acclaimed roots and culture band, Morgan Heritage. Denroy feels thankful, encouraged and inspired by the tremendous success of his kids. He attributes some of their success to raising them amidst spirituality, each day beginning with morning prayers at home. Denroy himself is guided by his spirituality. He is a member of The Twelve Tribes of Israel. He is also Ambassador for the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America, and he ministers regularly to scores of inmates at the Devens Federal Bureau of Prisons in Massachusetts.

At present, Morgan’s creative energies are focused on his long awaited upcoming album, Linkup to Ethiopia that is scheduled for release this summer on Asaph Records and distributed by VP Records. The first single, Revelation Come To Pass will drop in April. The album will offer 13 songs, and Denroy feels this is one of his most deeply moving and soul-searching sets yet.
“This album is exciting, fresh and innovative”, he stated. “This is a Biblical conceptual reggae album, and it carries the messages of unification, upliftment, history, truth and love. Except for three cuts, all the songs are rooted in reggae”, Morgan elaborated.

He has also enlisted the support of a number of prominent recording artists to guest on the album. Among them- Toots and the Maytals, Chi-Lites and Sidney Mills from the revered UK group Steel Pulse. And on the production side, New Jersey’s Rick Iantosca is credited with delivering the magic on the album.

Denroy Morgan has a proven track record of breaking down barriers, real and imagined with his mystical brand of reggae music, and he has no doubt that this upcoming album Linkup to Ethiopia will continue to be a mystical uniting force to spread peace, love and harmony among peoples throughout the world. This latest effort will be a musical extension of his faith, the King David Sabbatical Musical Ministry- a manifestation and the essence of his spirituality.


DENROY MORGAN - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.1981 - I'll Do Anything For You
.1984 - Make My Day
.1985 - Stand Firm & Dub
.1998 - Salvation
.2009 - Theocracy Reign ( Denroy Morgan feat. The Asaph Ministry)
.2011 - Link Up To Ethiopia


2) EPs:
.2011 - The Words Of The Most High - EP
.2015 - Prayer To The King EP


3) Singles:
[Partial]:
.1981 - Sweet Tender Love - [Becket Records]
.1981 - I'll Do Anything For You - [Becket Records, 1981], [Rohit, 1990]
.1982 - Happy Feeling - [Becket Records]
.1983 - High On Your Love - [Becket Records]
.1984 - Universal Party/Into The Light - [RCA Label]
.1996 - Walk With Love (by Toots Hibbert & Denroy Morgan) - [71 Records]
.2005 - Cool Runnings/Stand Firm - [71 Records]
.2012 - My Time - [Dada Son Entertainment]
.2013 - I'll Rise to Fight Again (Feat The Anthem Band) - [Asaph Records/VP Records]
.2016 - Get Up Stand Up - [Asaph/VP Records]
.2017 - Halleluyah - [Asaph/VP Records]


4) Compilation/Best Of:
.2001 - Cool Runnings  - [Artists Only Records] - [Cd & Digital Release]


5) Dvd:
The Birth Of A Ministry


6) Discography with The Black Eagles:  (1974 - 1980)
(Denroy Morgan's singer of the group)
Albums:
.1979 - Warning
.2001 - Shock Dem: (Denroy Morgan & The Black Eagles)


See Photos and Music Videos:

 Denroy Morgan's Discography:
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Official Albums:

.1981 - I'll Do Anything For You
(Original Press):
Lp: "I'll Do Anything For You" 1981 - (Becket Records)
Reissue Cd: "I'll Do Anything For You" 1991 - (Unidisc Productions)
Editions:

"I'll Do Anything For You" 1981 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Sweet Tender Love. 2) Rastaman Rising. 3) Never Give Up. 4) No Secret. 5) Come Together. 6) Africa Is Calling. 7) Who Knows What. 8) I'll Do Anything For You.
[Label: Becket Records (Lp: 1981)]

 Reissue: "I'll Do Anything For You" 1991 - (Includes bonus tracks)
Tracks:
1) I'll Do Anything For You. 2) Sweet Tender Love. 3) Rastaman Rising. 4) Never Give Up. 5) No Secret. 6) Come Together. 7) Who Knows That. 8) Africa Is Calling. 9) Happy Feeling. 10) Too Much Too Soon. 11) Give It To Me. 12) High On Your Love. 13 )I'll Do Anything For You.
[Label: Unidisc (Cd: 1991)]
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.1984 - Make My Day
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Make My Day" 1984 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Universal Party/Into The Light. 2) Make My Day. 3) Bear With Me. 4) Jah Rastafari. 5) Everybody Wants To Be Somebody Else. 6) True Love's Got A Hold On Me. 7) Tired Of Being Alone. 8) Human Too. 9) Hold On (To The Good Things).
[Label: RCA (Lp: 1984)]

Reissue: "Make My Day" 2012 - (Same album with 1 bonus track*)
Tracks:
1) Give Me License* (the Herb Man Anthem) [feat. Morgan Heritage]. 2) True Love Got a Hold On Me. 3) Bear With Me. 4) Human Too. 5) Everybody Wants To Be Somebody Else. 6) Into The Light. 7) Make My Day. 8) Jah Rastafari. 9) Hold Onto The Good Things. 10) Tired Of Being Alone.
[Label: Asaph Records (Digital Release: 2012)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic
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.1985 - Stand Firm
(Original Press):
Double Vinyl Edition:  "Stand Firm" 1985
Cd Edition: "Stand Firm & Dub" 1990
Editions:

Lp "Stand Firm" 1985 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Disc 1:
1) Rock The House (Jah Love You). 2)  Why Do You Feel The Way You Do. 3) No One Is Perfect. 4) I'll Do Anything For You. 5) Standfirm. 6) She Does. 7)  Stepping Stone. 8) Time Is Longer Than Rope. 9) Redemption.
Disc 2:
1) House (Dub). 2) Feel Dis (Dub). 3) The Perfect (Dub). 4) I'll Do (Dub). 5) Standfirm & Dub. 6) She Does (Dub). 7) Steppin' (Dub). 8) The Rope (Dub). 9) Redemption (Dub).
[Label: Rohit International (2 Lp: 1985)]

Reissue Cd "Stand Firm & Dub" 1990 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) Rock The House (Jah Love You). 2)  Why Do You Feel The Way You Do. 3) No One Is Perfect. 4) I'll Do Anything For You. 5) Standfirm. 6) She Does. 7)  Stepping Stone. 8) Time Is Longer Than Rope. 9) Redemption. 10) House (Dub). 11) Feel Dis (Dub). 12) The Perfect (Dub). 13) I'll Do (Dub). 14) Standfirm & Dub. 15) She Does (Dub). 16) Steppin' (Dub). 17) The Rope (Dub). 18) Redemption (Dub).
[Label: Rohit International (Cd: 1990)]
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.1998 - Salvation
(Original Press):
"Salvation" 1998 - (VP Records/71 Records)
"Salvation" 1998 - (Jet Star/71 Records)
"Salvation" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) I'll Do Anything For You. 2) Link Up. 3) Words Of The Most High. 4) Salvation. 5) Missing You [Feat. Roy "Gramps" Morgan]. 6) What Can I Do. 7) Runaway Game [Feat. Morgan Crew]. 8) Seven Chairs. 9) Should It Be Me. 10) Bath Fountain. 11) My Time [Feat. Morgan Crew]. 12) Columbus. 13) In Jamaica. 14) God Is In Man [Feat. Morgan Heritage]. 15) I'll Do Anything For You (The Rebirth).
[Labels: VP Records/71 Records (Cd: 1998), (Jet Star/71 Records (Cd: 1998)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic
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.2009 - Theocracy Reign ( Denroy Morgan feat. The Asaph Ministry)
(Original Press):
"Theocracy Reign ( Denroy Morgan feat. The Asaph Ministry)" 2009 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Go Before Us Jah. 2) The Lion Of Judah. 3) Theocracy Reign. 4) Little Children. 5) Holy Sabbath. 6) Jesus Is Still Alive. 7) Rock My Soul. 8) God Meant It for My Good. 9) Why Should I. 10) The More We Are Together. 11) Rasta Man Trod to Mount Zion. 12) I'm Still Holding On. 13) Fire Man. 14) Blessed Be The Ties That Bind.
[Label: Asaph Records/VP Records (Cd: 2009)(Digital Release: 2009)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic
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.2011 - Link Up To Ethiopia
(Original Press):
"Link Up To Ethiopia" 2011 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) I'll Do Anything For You. 2) Revelation Come To Pass. 3) Words Of The Most High. 4) All To Sing. 5) Around The World. 6) Link Up. 7) Ethiopia. 8) Redemption. 9) The Blessing Of Christ (Interlude). 10) Read Your Bible. 11) Rasta Man Is Coming. 12) God Is In Man [Feat. Gramps Morgan & Peter Morgan]. 13) My Time [Feat. Peter Morgan & Mojo Morgan]. 14) What Can I Do For You [Feat. Toots & The Maytals & Peter Morgan]. 15) I'll Do Anything For You (Rebirth). 16) Peace Prayer [Feat. The Chi Lites]. 17) The Blessing Of Christ (Interlude).
[Label: Asaph Records/VP Records (Cd: 2011)(Digital Release: 2011)]

Buy Album on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic

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EPs:

.2011 - The Words Of The Most High - EP
 (Original Press):
"The Words Of The Most High - EP" 2011- (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Ethiopia. 2) Read Your Bible. 3) Revelation Come To Past. 4) The Words Of The Most High. 5) The Peace Prayer [Feat. The Chilites].
[Label: Asaph Records/VP Records (Ep Digital Release: 2011)]

Buy EP on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic
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.2015 - Prayer To The King EP
 (Original Press):
1) Addicted To Your Love (Radio). 2) Addicted To Your Love (Rap Version). 3) Addicted To The Truth. 4) Prayer To The King.
[Label: Asaph/VP Records (EP Digital: 2015)]

Buy EP on  iTunes - Amazon - GooglePlay - Emusic

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Discography with The Black Eagles:  (1974 - 1980)
(Denroy Morgan's singer of the group)
Albums:

.1979 - Warning
(Original Press):
"Warning" 1979 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Forward Home. 2) Ethiopia. 3) What Does It Prophit A Man. 4) Peace Of Mind. 5) Black Out. 6) Back For More. 7) Pumping Joy. 8) Around The World. 9) Dreadlocks A Come. 10) Selassi I Inspiration.
[Labels: Wild Flower (Lp: 1979), VP Records (Cd: 2004)(Digital Release: 2007)]
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.2001 - Shock Dem: (Denroy Morgan & The Black Eagles)
(Original Press):
"Shock Dem: (Denroy Morgan & The Black Eagles)" 2001 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Shock Dem. 2) Sixty Minutes Man. 3) Brimstone And Fire. 4) Fire Gonna Burn. 5) Rastaman A Come. 6) Black Out. 7) Forward Home. 8) Legend. 9) Cheating. 10) Let Me Make Love. 11) Feeling Good (pt.1). 12) Feeling Good (pt.2). 13) United Immigrants.
[Labels: VP Records (Cd: 2001)(Digital Release: 2011), Nocturne (Cd: 2002)]

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Web: http://www.denroymorgan.com/

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Email: denroymorgan@gmail.com

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Email: denroymorgan@gmail.com

Booking Info:
Booking Coordinator
Ronit Brown
Email: ronitbrown825@gmail.com
Phones : 1+ 512- 993-6925 or 1+ 254 - 554-2845
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Denroy Morgan "Prayer To The King" 2015


Denroy Morgan "I'll Do Anything for you" - (Live at Sullivan Hall 2012) - (Music Video)


Denroy Morgan "Happy Feeling"


Denroy Morgan "Sweet Tender Love"


Denroy Morgan "Hold On (To The Good Things)"


Denroy Morgan (Heritage) & The Asaph Ministry Theocracy Reign


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A huge thank you to Ronit Brown
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