Morgan Heritage covers classic

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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Morgan Heritage’s upcoming album contains a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s Reggae Night, produced by DreZion who also makes a guest appearance on the track.


"We love to pay tribute to our legends and Jimmy Cliff is one of Jamaica’s unsung heroes. He has done many songs to heal the world, and this is one of those feel-good songs that makes your spirit happy and brings you to a happy place. It’s a great song. Bless up to Mr Cliff," group member Gramps Morgan told the Jamaica Observer.


He was tight-lipped about the album, which is scheduled for a spring release. It is the follow-up to 2015’s Grammy-winning
Strictly Roots which sold over 4,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Music.


"The name of the new album is a secret for now. We are not giving away the name until a later date, but the keyword for now, just know that it will be magic," he said.


Originally recorded in 1983, Reggae Night is from Cliff’s album The Power And The Glory, which was released by CBS/Columbia Records. Co-written by Amir Bayyan and LaToya Jackson, it has also been covered by Jackson for her 1991 album
No Relations.


Cliff’s version topped Jamaican charts and entered several European tables as well as Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. It peaked at number 89 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart.


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