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Morris Day and The Time
may be available for your next special event!
This funk group enjoyed a string of inventive hits in the early 80s that, for verve, style, and wit, often matched the output of their mentor,
Flamboyant singer Morris Day played drums in
Prince's junior high school band, Grand Central. After several years on the local R&B circuit he hooked up with
and the highly popular Minneapolis funk band Flyte Tyme who, after singer Alexander O'Neal was deemed surplus to requirements, were renamed The Time.
The line-up on 1981's self-titled debut comprised Morris Day (vocals), Jimmy "Jam" Harris
(keyboards), Jellybean Johnson (percussion/drums), Terry Lewis (bass), Jesse Johnson (guitar) and Monte Moir (keyboards). The album, which was produced by
under the pseudonym Jamie Starr, set out their blueprint: infectious dance-funk workouts often spilling over into extended jams.
The band enjoyed immediate success on the R&B chart with the hits "Get It Up" (number 6), "Cool
(Part 1)" (number 7), and "777-9311" (number 2). The latter was taken from their brilliant follow-up,
"What Time Is It?," on which their sound was honed to a razor-sharp edge and Day's rampant, preening sex-machine persona was just about kept in check.
Moir, Harris and Lewis had left by the time of 1984's "Ice Cream Castle" with Jerome Benton (Lewis' half-brother) and Paul
'St. Paul' Peterson joining the line-up as replacements. In a busy year, Morris Day starred in
Prince's highly successful movie
"Purple Rain." The Time also appeared in the movie, while two of their featured songs, "Jungle Love" and "The Bird," entered the US Top 40. By the time the latter charted, however, the band had split-up. Day and Johnson
concentrated on solo careers, with Morris Day topping the R&;B chart and reaching the US Top 30 in 1988 with "Fishnet," and Johnson enjoying a string of Top 10 R&B hits.
In the meantime, their former band mates, Harris and Lewis, had established themselves as black music's leading production team under the title, Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, enjoying particular success with
Janet Jackson in the late-80s. Nevertheless, the original line-up (plus Benton) re-formed in 1990 to record the excellent "Pandemonium," which spawned the US Top 10 hit, "Jerk-Out," and became their highest charting album. Various members have continued to meet up to play live
dates and jam in the studio.
Hit songs include --
- The Oak Tree
- Color of Success
- The Character
- Love Is A Game
- Gimme What'cha Got
Morris Day and The Time may be available for your next special event!
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.Funk. / xFunk
.Urban. / xUrban
.Dance-Pop. / DancePop
Morris Day --
Born: ..in Illinois / born nIllinois
Born: ..in Springfield
/ born SpringfieldIL
Dec 13, 1957
Formed: ..in Minnesota / formed nMinnesota
Formed: ..in Minneapolis / formed MinneapolisMN
Formed: in 1981
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Nevada / based nNevada
Based: ..in Las Vegas /
Concert Schedule – by Ticketmaster
Concert Schedule – by Live Nation
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whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the
artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are
prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as
the artist becomes more popular or decrease when becoming less popular.
Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a
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