Derrick Morgan

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by Derrick Morgan

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27 March 1940, Stewarton, Jamaica, West Indies. Morgan’s recording career stretches back to the birth of the Jamaican record industry at the end of the 50s. The young singer, who had first performed in public in 1957, recorded ‘Lover Boy’ and ‘Oh My’ for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle imprint. An imposing figure, invariably topped with an almost brimless pork-pie hat, Morgan’s cool, hip and rhythmic voice, enlivened by the occasional excited yelp, was successfully... Read more

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ska
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rocksteady
skinhead reggae
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