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Encyclopedia > Morris Day
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This is an article about the Prince-related musician. If you are looking for Morris Day, Sexual Pervert, see List of Viz comic strips
Morris E. Day
Background information
Birth name Morris E. Day
Born December 13, 1957
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genre(s) Rock, pop, R&B, soul, Funk, funk-rock, funk metal, New Wave, dance, hip-hop
Occupation(s) Singer, Drummer
Instrument(s) Drums, Keyboards
Years active 1981–present
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
Paisley Park Records
Reprise Records
Hollywood Records
Associated
acts
The Time
Flyte Tyme
Prince
Website http://www.morrisdayandthetime.com

Morris Day (born December 13, 1957, in Springfield, Illinois)[1] is an American musician and composer. Although a gifted drummer, he is best known as the charismatic lead singer of The Time, a band that also launched the careers of famous producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Following is a list of recurring or notable one-off strips from the British adult spoof comic magazine Viz: Acker Bilk – (See Jimmy Hill). ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... It has been suggested that funk metal be merged into this article or section. ... Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs and the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Classic-Spanish Marching Drum A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion family, technically classified as a membranophone. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warner Bros. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... Hollywood Records is a record label owned by Disney. ... The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. ... Flyte Time Records is the record label started by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: i did your mom a fovor tomake you a sandwich Motto: poo poo smells Location of Springfield within Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Sangamon Founded 1819  - Mayor Timothy Davlin Area    - City 156. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... The Time is a funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in 1981. ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ...

Contents

Musical career

1970s and 1980s

Day was a high-school classmate of both Prince and André Cymone and the trio formed an early band called "Grand Central", later renamed "Champagne". Later, Prince embarked on a solo career but retained Cymone for his backing band. The two began to plan a side-group that would focus more on R&B, while Prince would continue to explore various musical styles. The Time was composed of 4 members from an earlier funk group called "Flyte Tyme", but the lead singer had not been chosen. Sue Ann Carwell was auditioned and Alexander O'Neal nearly became The Time's lead singer, but dropped out due to payment negotiations. Day, who was now in a band called "Enterprise" allowed Prince to have a song called "Partyup" for his Dirty Mind album (according to common but unverified rumors) and Prince would soon return the favor by giving Day the job of lead singer. Day would suggest guitarist Jesse Johnson, who completed the band's ensemble. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, TAFKAP, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. ... Andre Cymone (born Andre Anderson) is a bassist, songwriter and record producer. ... Alexander ONeal (born November 14, 1953 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American singer. ... Dirty Mind is the third album by Prince, released October 8, 1980. ... Jesse Johnson is a musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time. ...


The Time's most prolific and visible period came in 1984 when Day played the antagonist to Prince in his film Purple Rain, which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence. Typically escorted by his valet, "Jerome" (Jerome Benton), Day won fans with his exaggerated vanity ("Jerome bring me my mirror!") and strutting bravado ("Ain't nobody bad like me!"), acting as a comic foil to Prince's romantic, sensitive lead. This persona was further exploited for comic effect on The Time's records, on songs such as "Chili Sauce" and "If The Kid Can't Make You Come" from the album Ice Cream Castle. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Purple Rain is a 1984 movie directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Prince and William Blinn. ... Jerome Benton is a musical performer, mostly as a backup dancer and comedic antics to various musical acts. ... Ice Cream Castle is a 1984 album by The Time. ...


That album, the group's most popular, is best remembered for the infectious singles "Jungle Love" and "The Bird". With their palpable pop energy and catchy choruses, both songs were huge hits on both Urban and Pop radio. Jungle Love is a song from The Times third album, Ice Cream Castle. ... This article is about the vulgar gesture. ...


In 1984, Day contributed backing vocals on "Mechanical Emotion" from Vanity's surprising debut album entitled Wild Animal.


With the breakup of The Time that same year, Day began his solo career. The modest to mediocre sales of his solo albums such as Daydreaming and his most commercially viable solo album, Guaranteed was a terrible blow to his career. Daydreaming is the title of Morris Days second album. ... Guaranteed, released in 1992, is the third solo album by R&B singer Morris Day. ...


1990s

It wasn't until 1990 that the Time scored a #1 R&B hit with "Jerk Out", a Dance-pop/New Jack Swing cut from their reunited fourth album, Pandemonium . This album also featured the original members of the band. The same year, Day formed his own girl band (not unlike Prince's Vanity/Apollonia 6) called The Day Zs. The group's first and only album release was produced by Day and he sang on one of the tracks called "Green Acres". From that high point, Day's success began to wane in the 1990s. The general decline of Prince's popularity soon after did not help and Day's public visibility and creative output waned considerably. Jerk Out is a song from The Times 1990 album Pandemonium. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... New jack swing is a hybrid style of R&B combined with hip hop, popular from the late 80s to early/mid-90s. ... Pandemonium is a 1990 album by The Time. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


2000 to present

Today, Day remains a popular concert draw, fronting a revamped lineup of The Time. Day continues to employ Jerome Benton in his stage shows and the comic scenes the two act out together are typically the highlight of a Time performance. He has also appeared regularly in local television commercials for a Toyota dealership in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Also Snoop Dogg choose Morris Day and The Time video "Cool" on his BET Top 25 Countdown. But the video was "Walk". This article is about the multinational corporation. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City  132. ...


Acting career

Though he had continued to act in films from time to time in small parts (Richard Pryor's Moving being a brief but memorable turn), Day's presence on the screen decreased until, in 2001, he returned to film in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, performing "Jungle Love" with The Time and dancing with the movie's stars in the movie's coda and introduced emphatically by Jay Mewes' character as "Morris Day and the motherfucking time!". He also guest starred on rapper Eve's now defunct self-titled sitcom "Eve" as a pimp who wanted Eve's fashion boutique, "DivaStyle", to design a flamboyant suit to match his witty personality. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was a legendary American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Moving is the title of a comedy film produced in 1988 and starring Richard Pryor. ... Kevin Smith at a comics convention in 2005 Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director, comic book writer, and creator of View Askew. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written and directed by Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ... Jason Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor from New Jersey. ... Eve (born Eve Jihan Jeffers on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American rapper, singer, and actress associated with the Aftermath crew. ...


Discography

Albums

Color of Success is the 1985 debut album by the funk/R&B singer, Morris Day. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daydreaming is the title of Morris Days second album. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guaranteed, released in 1992, is the third solo album by R&B singer Morris Day. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Its About Time, released in 2004, is the fourth and latest solo album to date by R&B singer Morris Day. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

  • "Color of Success"
  • "The Oak Tree"
  • "The Character"
  • "Daydreaming"
  • "Fishnet"
  • "Love Is a Game"
  • "Gimme Watcha Got"
  • "Circle of Love"

Filmography

With Prince

Purple Rain is a 1984 movie directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Prince and William Blinn. ... Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed and starring Prince. ...

Other Appearances

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Moving is the title of a comedy film produced in 1988 and starring Richard Pryor. ... The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 action/comedy film starring controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay as Ford Fairlane, a private detective whose beat is the music industry in Los Angeles. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written and directed by Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Morris Day and The Time, Richard De La Fonte Agency, Inc. Retrieved 25 February 2007.

227 February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


External links

Official website


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Morris Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Morris Day, born on December 13, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an American musician and composer.
Prince founder of The Time,with Morris assembled musicians that were in rival bands that played around minneapolis in their high school days prince,morris and andre cymone(jody watleys producer) were in the same band (grand central) jimmy jam(keyboards),terry lewis(bass) monte moir(keyboards) and jellybean johnson(drums) came from the band flyte tyme jesse johnson(guitar)came from illinois.
Their most prolific and visible period came during the 1980s when Day played the antagonist to Prince in his film musicals, which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence.
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