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Moon Hop LP on CD for the first time

Re-release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Derrick Morgan set to tour UK and mainland Europe in 2019

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.

DISC ONE: MOON HOP
1. A NIGHT AT THE HOP
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

BONUS TRACKS
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

DISC TWO: DERRICK MORGAN IN LONDON
1. SEVEN LETTERS
2. STAND BY ME
3. ONE MORNING IN MAY
4. MAKE IT TAN DEAY
5. MY FIRST TASTE OF LOVE
6. DON’T PLAY THAT SONG
7. COME WHAT MAY
8. GIVE ME BACK
9. HOW CAN I FORGET YOU
10. TOO BAD
11. SEND ME SOME LOVING
12. RIVER TO THE BANK

BONUS TRACKS
13. HOLD YOU JACK
14. I LOVE YOU
15. I GIVE YOU MY HEART
16. TIME HARD
17. WILL YOU MARRY ME
18. BELLY WOMAN
19. I’LL DO IT
20. SHOWER OF RAIN
21. HEY BOY, HEY GIRL
22. FAT MAN

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DISC ONE: MOON HOP
1. A NIGHT AT THE HOP
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

BONUS TRACKS
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

DISC TWO: DERRICK MORGAN IN LONDON
1. SEVEN LETTERS
2. STAND BY ME
3. ONE MORNING IN MAY
4. MAKE IT TAN DEAY
5. MY FIRST TASTE OF LOVE
6. DON'T PLAY THAT SONG
7. COME WHAT MAY
8. GIVE ME BACK
9. HOW CAN I FORGET YOU
10. TOO BAD
11. SEND ME SOME LOVING
12. RIVER TO THE BANK

BONUS TRACKS
13. HOLD YOU JACK
14. I LOVE YOU
15. I GIVE YOU MY HEART
16. TIME HARD
17. WILL YOU MARRY ME
18. BELLY WOMAN
19. I'LL DO IT
20. SHOWER OF RAIN
21. HEY BOY, HEY GIRL
22. FAT MAN