Ska Music Singer Derrick Morgan

Singer Derrick Morgan Born on the 27th of March 1940 in Clarendon, Jamaica. 

His big break was at the age of 17 (1957), when he entered the annual Vere John's Opportunity Talent Show. Here, he sang "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard and "Jenny Jenny".

Morgan's talent won him the rights to work with the popular Jamaican comedy team Bim and Bam, performing around the island.

In 1959, Derrick worked with Duke Reid a producer, the acclaimed sound system boss, to record his debut single "Lover Boy" a.k.a. "S-Corner Rock" and a follow up "Fat Man" which was a hit in Jamaica.

The legendary Clement "Coxsone Dodd also worked with Morgan producing songs like 'Leave Earth" and "Wigger Wee Shuffle".

By 1960, Morgan become the unrivaled King of Ska. The only artist to cop the places from one to seven on The Jamaican Pop Chart simultaneously. "Moon Hop", "In My Heart", "Meekly Wait and Murmur Not', "Be Still" and "In My Heart" were some of his big hits.

Singer Derrick Morgan biggest hit ever was in 1961, "You Don't Know", a Leslie King production but was later retitled "Housewives Choice" by a local DJ. This song also featured Millicent "Patsy" Todd and was the spur of sparks between Morgan and Prince Buster.

The two became rivals, engaging in a musical feud, which saw them exchanging heated songs like "Blackhead Chiney Man", "Blazing Fire", "No Raise No Praise", "Still Insist" by Derrick Morgan and "Watch It Blackhead" by Prince Buster.

The dispute became so heated, even the fans were starting at each other. The Jamaican government intervened, calling a cease-fire and brought the two performers together publicly to end the feud.

"Forward March" was the first Independence song to celebrate Jamaica's emancipation and it was sung by Morgan.

Some other top quality songs released by Morgan were "Tougher Than Tough", "Conquering Ruler", "Do the Beng Beng", "Moon Hop" and a rendition of Ben E. King's soul hit "Seven Letters" which was produced by Bunny Lee.

The singer Derrick Morgan had to reduce the number of stage appearance due to failing eyesight. In the early 70's he occasionally performed at ska shows around the world and was often backed by guitarist Lynn Taitt.

In 2002, he was reunited with ska legends at a two night ska concert in Toronto, Canada. Among him were The Skatalites, Lynn Taitt, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Derrick Harriot, Roy Wilson and Owen Gray to name a few.

He appeared on the bill at the annual Augustibuller Festival and his song "Tougher Than Tough" was featured in the video game, Scarface: The World is Yours.

He was also the producer of the era's most distinctive artists, such as Bob Marley Jimmy Cliff and Garnett Silk.

He lived primarily in the UK since the late 60's but remained popular in Jamaica ever since.

Pages related to Singer Derrick Morgan

Go to Top reggae artists from Singer Derrick Morgan Page
Return Home from Derrick Morgan page

Dancehall artiste Shenseea

Shenseea Claims "Princess Of Dancehall" Critics Hits Back

Dancehall artiste Shenseea yesterday claimed her spot among the female dancehall royalty when she dubbed herself dancehall's 'princess' in a post to her Instagram page.
The post took on a life of its own, sparking debate about which female dancehall artiste was deserving of the title princess, since Spice is the queen.Read full article here

Rygin King said Alkaline Not On his Level

Dancehall artiste Rygin King might be losing a few fans after comments he made about Alkaline, not on his level.  During a live broadcast on his Instagram Montego Bay Based artiste, Rygin King was asked if Alkaline is bigger Read more here

Help us to keep Dancehall & Reggae Music Genres alive. We are asking for a small contribution to Keep our site online. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

To have your Music, Video, Album, Press Releases or posted or promoted on our site [Click here to contact us for more info]

Who Is The Most Underrated Reggae Entertainer You know?

Over the years there are a lot of good Dancehall and Reggae music entertainers who has been pushed unto the back burner for some reason not of their own.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO....

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Producers, Artists, Publicist and Managers Get your  Product Out to Over 20,000 Music industry players.  Our players Include Radio Stations, Sound Systems and Deejays.  Click here to Contact Us For More detail.

Win a digital copy of "Welcome To Jamrock Digital CD" by answering the following question.

As a producer What's the name of the first album produced by Damian Jr Gong Marley on his Ghetto Youths International label?

CLICK HERE TO POST YOUR ANSWER


Send Your Music, Video and Press Releases to info@dancehallreggaeworld.com

SEARCH THE SITE

What's New? Click here and See

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Producers, Artists, Publicist and Managers, Let us help you get your  Music Out to Over 20,000 Music industry players.  Our players Include Radio Stations, Sound Systems and Deejays.  Click here to Contact Us For More detail.

Featured artist

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!

Jamaica Sunshine Toutrs is an authentic Jamaican Tour Company

Recent Articles

  1. Buju Salutes North America’s “Big Sound”, King Addies

    Mar 18, 19 02:50 PM

    (New York, NY - March 12, 2019) Still KING Addies Buju Salutes North America’s “Big Sound”, King Addies Buju Banton recently (3/4/19) generated extraordinary

    Read More

  2. Higherbound Productions Releases New Akae Beka Album HAIL THE KING - March 2019

    Mar 18, 19 02:26 PM

    Higher Bound Productions Releasing New AKAE BEKA Album: HAIL THE KING Pre-Order on itunes: March 16 / Digital Release: March 23, 2019 California/St.Croix,

    Read More

  3. Tyrone Davis Ready to Party Up for 2019

    Mar 03, 19 08:34 PM

    Tyrone Davis Ready to Party Up for 2019

    Read More

  4. Curvy Diva gets intimate with Teejay

    Feb 27, 19 02:09 PM

    Curvy Diva gets intimate with Teejay - Trending Dancehall female Yanique Curvy Diva has tongues wagging once more with the release of the new sexy collaboration with popular male singjay Teejay.

    Read More