Evelyn Champagne King

July 12, 2011 by Post Team 

Evelyn Champagne KingEvelyn Champagne King, In the summer of 1981, an unknown Jamaican singer named Denroy Morgan entered the recording studio on the right track in Manhattan, New York, where he cut’ll do anything for you, a song by reggae / funk that would change his life.

Now in his mid 60′s, Morgan remembers hearing the song in all communities in the West Indies in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, weeks after he recorded it. It was not until he went to a popular nightclub called Garage in Manhattan one night; I realized how big it was.

“I entered the control room of a” song was playing, an ‘when I saw people on the dance floor moving to it, it was like a beehive, “he told The Gleaner recently.” I do not could not believe. ”

It has been 30 years since the greatest song of Morgan’s career was released. Produced by Burt Reid, an American of Jamaican decent, which reached number 40 on Billboard’s pop list.

For those born in Clarendon Morgan, who had lived in the United States since 1965, I’ll do anything for you to strike at the right time.

“I had a growing family a ‘song a tour allowed me to” earn some money. It changed my life financially, “he said.

Morgan says he worked as a cook and dishwasher for short-during his early years in Brooklyn. He was also a regular on the club scene of the West Indies with reggae and funk bands different.

Before I do anything for you, its highest record was shock that won the New York Reggae Festival in 1977.

The success of I’ll do anything for you tours Morgan won the hot rhythm and blues acts of the time, as the King ‘Champagne’ Evelyn, slaves, the Gap Band and poet Gil Scott-Heron. The main RCA Records also signed him.

Morgan is the patriarch of the band Morgan Heritage and its offshoot, LMS.

They released a cover of I’ll do anything for you for years.

Morgan Denroy last album, establish links with Ethiopia, was recently released by VP Records. He and his son, Laza, are scheduled to perform tonight at Studio 38 in Kingston.

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