Eric ‘Monty’ Morris – 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography


Eric ‘Monty’ Morris helped the Jamaican music scene move forward when he took lyrics from traditional Folk and Mento songs and applied them to the new Ska style. A good friend of Derrick Morgan, Eric started recording just after Derrick. His work with Prince Buster included the song ‘Humpty Dumpty’ which saw Buster selling dub-plates for upwards of the unbelievable price of 50 pounds each. With a string of hits as long as your arm, Eric Morris almost seems to be the forgotten Ska superstar. This has as much to do with him disappearing up to northern New York State as anything. Call him Eric…or call him Monty…Mr. Morris still has it…in every way.
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