Morgan Heritage


Morgan Heritage
Morgan Heritage
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres Reggae
Years active 1994–present
Labels VP Records
Website Official Website
Members
Peter Morgan
Una Morgan
Roy "Gramps" Morgan
Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan
Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan

Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, namely Peter Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy "Gramps" Morgan, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan. In two decades, they have had a number of successful reggae albums.

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Career

Morgan Heritage formed in 1994 made their first appearance at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. They were subsequently signed by MCA and released their debut album Miracles the same year. They have since criticized Miracles album as being overly pop-influenced.[citation needed]

After the release of Miracles, the family moved to Denroy's homeland of Jamaica. In this period, three family members left the group. Once in Jamaica, Morgan Heritage began working with famed reggae producers Bobby Dixon and Lloyd James, resulting in the release of their critically acclaimed second album Protect Us Jah (1997), followed by One Calling (1998), and the spiritually-inclined Don't Haffi Dread (1999). They have released three compilation albums by "The Morgan Heritage Family and Friends", and a live album, Live in Europe!, recorded on their 2000 tour. Following the release of their 2001 album More Teachings... Morgan Heritage toured Europe again, and they have returned several times since.

Their sixth studio album, Three in One, came out in 2003. They have released two successful DVDs, "Live In London" and "Live Over Europe 2003", and their seventh studio album Full Circle was released in 2005. Their latest album, Mission In Progress, was released on April 15, 2008. It includes the singles "Faithful" and "Raid Rootz Dance".

They have worked with many of the top reggae bands and DJs of today including Capleton, Junior Kelly, Luciano, Gentleman and Beres Hammond.

Band members

  • Peter Morgan - Lead vocals
  • Una Morgan - Keyboardist/vocals
  • Roy "Gramps" Morgan - Keyboardist/vocals
  • Nakamyah "Lukes" Morgan - Rhythm guitarist
  • Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan - percussion

Videos

  • Let's Make Up
  • Don't Haffi Dread
  • I'll Do Anything For You (Rebirth) (with Denroy Morgan)
  • Saddle Up (LMS + Morgan Heritage)
  • U've Got Me
  • Tell Me How Come
  • Faithful
  • Morgan Heritage Family & Friends - Liberation Riddim
  • Raid Rootz Dance
  • Nothing to Smile About

Albums

  • Miracles (1994)
  • Protect Us Jah (1997)
  • One Calling (1998)
  • Don't Haffi Dread (1999)
  • Live In Europe! (2000)
  • More Teachings (2001)
  • Three In One (2003)
  • Live In Amsterdam! (2003)
  • Morgan Heritage Family and Friends, Vol. 1 (2004)
  • Morgan Heritage Family and Friends, Vol. 2 (2005)
  • Morgan Heritage Family and Friends, Vol. 3 (2005)
  • Full Circle (2005)
  • Live - Another Rockaz Moment (2006)
  • Misson In Progress (2008)
  • Journey Thus Far - Best of (2009)

Related acts

LMS

There is a sibling band called LMS (composed of other Morgan siblings) which is more hip-hop influenced. LMS often tours with Morgan Heritage.

Gramps Morgan

Roy "Gramps Morgan" released his debut album as a solo artist. The album entitled Two Sides of My Heart, earned him numerous nominations.

In 2009, he was also featured in the India.Arie song "Therapy".

Jemere Morgan which is the son of Roy "Gramps Morgan" Released his First single "First Kiss" on August 28th 2011 which is available on iTunes now on his dad record label Dada Son Entertainment. Recently touring in Europe with Peetah Morgan and Gramps Morgan and was the opening act each night.

more news to come

External links

References


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