Greenwich Town hails Lee, Morgan

Basil Walters

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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THE Greenwich Town community in Kingston will honour two of its outstanding musical sons — producer Bunny Lee and singer Derrick Morgan — on Friday.

They will receive the Upliftment Award at the neighbourhood's Resource Centre. The function is part of a week-long celebration, which started Sunday.

Friday's event will also recognise persons from Greenwich Town, who have excelled in sports and education.

"Both Bunny and Derrick have inspired so many of our star performers. By contributing so much to the music, they are deserving of this recognition," said Tony Mack of the Greenwich Town Community Development Committee.

Morgan, who was born in Mocho, Clarendon, is a ska pioneer, who honed his career in Greenwich Town.

He first came to prominence at age 17 on the Vere Johns Opportunity talent show at the Palace Theatre in Kingston.

Some of the 74-year-old Morgan's classic songs include Forward March, Don't Call Me Daddy, In My Heart, Be Still, Housewives Choice, Blazing Fire and Tougher Than Tough.

Edward O'Sullivan Lee, popularly known as Bunny or Striker, is one of reggae's influential producers. He helped put Greenwich Town's music and artistes on the map in the 1970s.

His productions include Slim Smith's My Conversation and Everybody Needs Love; Delroy Wilson's Better Must Come; John Holt's Stick by Me; Rock With Me Baby and Move Outa Babylon (Johnny Clarke) and Gorgon (Cornel Campbell).




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