Morgans are Grammy’s best

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, February 15, 2016

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Strictly Roots earned first-time nominees Morgan Heritage the Best Reggae Album Grammy at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, yesterday.


The set, released in April 2015 on the sibling band’s Cool To Be Conscious label, features collaborations with Jo Mersa Marley, Shaggy, J Boog, Jemere Morgan, Chronixx, Eric Rachmany (lead singer of Rebelution) and Bobby Lee from SOJA.



 


The group’s lead singer Gramps Morgan was elated when the Jamaica Observer caught up with him, moments after the announcement was made.


"My God! This one is for Jamaica and the people of St Thomas... Wi love unoo. It’s more than any emotion. The feeling is just insane," he said.


Morgan also thanked producers Bobby ‘Bobby Digital’ Dixon, Lloyd ‘King Jammys’ James, Donovan Germain, Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell, Robert Livingstone, Don Corleone and Shane Brown.


Band member Mojo Morgan was equally elated.


"Winning the Grammy is an achievement next to none. While we are grateful for the acknowledgement from our peers, we are even more grateful for the people behind the music and our fans that kept us going for over 20 years. It’s gratifying and humbling at the same time. Jah is worthy to be praised!!!"



Strictly Roots came out ahead of The Cure by Jah Cure (VP Records); Branches of The Same Tree by Rocky Dawuni (Cumbancha Records); Acousticalevy by Barrington Levy (Doctor Dread Presents); and Zion Awake by Luciano (VP Records).


Morgan Heritage have been together for over 20 years. Born in the United States, they are the children of singer Denroy Morgan, who had a big Rhythm and Blues hit with I’ll Do Anything For You in 1981.

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