“Morgan Heritage have proved that they are not shy to express themselves with their loud approach to this album. They seem to made a statement with it along the lines of, “Here we are, whether you like it or not” topped off with pride and openness. This is probably why it has been featured in the top spot on the US iTunes Reggae Chart. Let’s take a look at some of the tracks. The album opens with the title track, ‘Strictly Roots’. Straight
Morgan Heritage took home the Grammy last year for the year’s best new reggae album. Listening through the 13-song record, it is no surprise why the album took the award in the noted category. The songs’ musical arrangements are anything but strictly roots. Sure, there are plenty of throwbacks to reggae’s roots in that record, but there are also plenty of more modern influences present throughout the record. That is one of the aspects that make the album’s recent re-issue stand
Classic reggae group Morgan Heritage stopped by Sway In The Morning and brought culture and consciousness. The once five-strong group now mainly consists of three. Peetah, Mojo, and Gramps came to the studio and talked being conscious, the importance of heritage, and their latest album Avrakedabra.
Although they won the Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2015, it’s clear on their new album, Avrakedabra, that Morgan Heritage does not want to be pigeon-holed into that genre. Over the course of the LP, you can hear Morgan Heritage transition from a G-funk style, to dubstep, back to roots reggae.
Following the Grammy-winning success of_ Strictly Roots_, Morgan Heritage returns with Avrakedabra, and another melodically bright collection of contemporary reggae. The Morgan siblings invite a lot of guests to the fold, leading off the 14-song album with Mr. Talkbox (Bruno Mars) accenting the vocals of Peetah and Gramps on the one-drop, horn-driven “Want Some More.” There is the advisory “Live Your Life,” that leads to the brothers Marley, Stephen and Ziggy, sharing in the vibe on “One Family,” and its reggaeton
Reggae standout act Morgan Heritage released its latest full-length studio recording last week. The record, Avrakedabra is a work of sheer musical magic. This fourteen-song record is easily one of this year’s top new reggae records hands down. That is due in no small part to the diversity of the record’s musical arrangements. The lyrical themes exhibited throughout the record are just as diverse, making them notable in their own right, too. The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.
Morgan Heritage - Avrakedabra Looks as though reggae's most successful family band has been whittled down from a core quintet to a threesome, and now lead singer Peter Morgan (truly one of the most engaging front men in all of Jamaican music), keyboardist/vocalist Gramps Morgan and percussionist/vocalist Mr. Mojo are going forward under the MH name. What hasn't changed is their growing determination (so it would seem) to modernize roots reggae music to the max. Opening track "Want Some More" (referring to
It's often said that there is a resurgence under way in Jamaican roots reggae. With acts like Morgan Heritage around, though, it's extremely doubtful if the soulful sound of real, true roots ever went away in the first place. An internationally acclaimed Grammy award-winning success, the Jamaican group have steamed ahead through time and tide while never surrendering their sound. New album 'Avadakedabra' drops on May 19th, with the band set to take off on another lung-bursting tour. New single 'Ready For Love' airs on
Few albums have the ability to captivate from the beginning to end, but this stunning new release from GRAMMY award winning reggae legends Morgan Heritage does that and more. From the shimmering and smooth opening track, “Want Some More,” to the melodic and nostalgic tones of “One Family,” this entire collection is velvety listening throughout. Noted producer Shannon Sanders proves once again that he has the Midas touch when it comes to working with artists whose music packs a strong punch.
A year ago at this time, Morgan Heritage was 20 days away from winning its first Grammy Award for best reggae album with its 10th studio album, Strictly Roots. Now the critically acclaimed group is ramping up a world tour and finishing up its forthcoming new album -- a taste of which premieres exclusively today on Billboard.com. "This album clearly signifies that Morgan Heritage doesn’t want to be billed as “just another reggae group.” “Reggae Night” featuring DreZion finds Morgan Heritage directing that