• Derrick Morgan – A Night At The Top
    • Derrick Morgan – Man Pon Moon
    • Derrick Morgan – Moon Hop
    • Derrick Morgan – Return Of Jack Slade
    • 1. A Night At The Top
    • 2. Man Pon Moon
    • 3. Derrick Pop The Top
    • 4. This Ain't My Life
    • 5. Oh Babe
    • 6. Just A Little Lovin'
    • 7. Give Me Lovin'
    • 8. Wipe These Tears
    • 9. Let's Have Some Fun
    • 10. Moon Hop
    • 11. I Wish I Were An Apple
    • 12. Telephone
    • 13. The Story
    • 14. What A Thing
    • 15. Need To Belong
    • 16. Return Of Jack Slade
    • 17. I Can't Stand It No Longer
    • 18. Reggae And Shout
    • 19. Hurt Me
    • 20. Beyond The Hill
    • 21. A Rocking Good Way
    • 22. Endlessly
    • 23. Take A Letter Maria
    • 24. Julie
    • 25. Who's Making Love
    • 26. Copy Cats
    • 27. Seven Letters
    • 28. Stand By Me
    • 29. One Morning In May
    • 30. Make It Tan Deay
    • 31. My First Taste Of Love
    • 32. Don't Play That Song
    • 33. Come What May
    • 34. Give Me Back
    • 35. How Can I Forget You
    • 36. Too Bad
    • 37. Send Me Some Loving
    • 38. River To The Bank
    • 39. Hold You Jack
    • 40. I Love You
    • 41. I Give You My Heart
    • 42. Time Hard
    • 43. Will You Marry Me
    • 44. Belly Woman
    • 45. I'll Do It
    • 46. Shower Of Rain
    • 47. Hey Boy, Hey Girl
    • 48. Fat Man

    Among the first major recording stars to emerge in Jamaica, Derrick Seymour Morgan first made his mark in the studio in the late 1950s, becoming the island’s premier performer soon after. By 1969 he had secured an unprecedented number of ska, rock steady and early reggae hits, with his success prompting an approach from London-based Afro- Caribbean music-company, Pama Records.

    The relationship that ensued spawned dozens of popular 45s, many of which were produced by Morgan in the UK, notably the rousing ‘Moon Hop’, written in celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing in July ’69. After becoming a firm favourite on the London club scene, the single cracked the British pop charts early the following year, with Pama releasing the suitably titled “Moon Hop” LP soon after.

    This immensely popular album makes its CD debut on disc 1 of this set, with the LP’s original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of the singer’s UK- produced output for Pama from 1969 to 1970. The second disc on this 2CD collection comprises Morgan’s other Pama long-player from the period, “In London”, the contents of which are supplemented by the remainder of his Jamaican-produced recordings from the late Sixties.

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