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Derrick Morgan

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Moon Hop Derrick Morgan 03:10
Train to Skaville Derrick Morgan 03:42
Little Vilma The Blues Busters, Luther "Wee Willie" Williams & His Orch 02:34
Blazing Fire Derrick Morgan 02:56
Court Dismiss Derrick Morgan 02:59
I Want to Go Home Derrick Morgan 02:19
Do the Beng Beng Derrick Morgan 02:15
Seven Letters Derrick Morgan 03:14
Horse Race (aka My Dickie) Derrick Morgan 02:40
Rude Boy's Don't Fear - Original Derrick Morgan 03:10

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Biography

King of ska and pioneer of rocksteady, Derrick Morgan was also a talent scout who gave beginners like Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Garnet Silk their chance. Derrick Morgan began his career in 1957 and became Jamaica's most popular ska artist in 1960, with a string of hits including "Don't Call Me Daddy " and "In My Heart". From 1965 onwards, he was a forerunner of rocksteady, with tracks like "Tougher Than Tough" and "Conquering Ruler". His track "Seven Letters" is considered one of the earliest examples of reggae as such. Derrick Morgan then managed his success from Britain, where he was based, and continued to perform occasionally on stage despite sight problems. As Derrick Morgan has not released any real albums, it is in compilations that his seminal style can be found. Derrick Morgan Selected Hits from 2006 offers a balanced approach to his achievements.