Miss Upsetter’s Retro Vinyl Review: Derrick Morgan “Time Marches On”
Welcome to another edition of Miss Upsetter’s Retro Vinyl Review! Miss Upsetter is originally from Arizona where she was very involved with the ska scene and used to run the now-defunct ska site Get Up Edina! Being the vinyl junkie that she is, she posted many quick-hit reviews of some classic ska and reggae albums on that site. We have unearthed these reviews and will share as many as we can for a somewhat daily review segment.
Today’s review is of the album Time Marches On by Derrick Morgan (Heartbeat Records):
An all-around look at Mr. Morgan’s carreer. This album has 6 songs in his ska years, 8 in his rocksteady years, and 7 in his reggae years. I was quite surprised that “forward march” isn’t on this compilation of his hits, but it does have songs like “Fatman” and “Tears on my Pillow” which I think are probably some of the most well-known Derrick Morgan songs. I like this album cause you can just put it on for someone who’s never heard of the man and they can get a good feel of how talented he is and how he can sing to just about any genre of music.