Morris Day – Musical career – Walt Reeder Entertainment

Morris Day – Musical career – Walt Reeder Entertainment
The Time’s most prolific and visible period came in 1984, when Day played the antagonist to Prince in his feature films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, 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.

That album, the group’s most popular, is best remembered for the infectious singles “Jungle Love” and the Rufus Thomas influenced, “The Bird.” With their palpable pop energy and catchy choruses, both songs were hits on both urban and pop radio. ()

With the breakup of The Time in 1984, Day began his solo career. The low sales of his solo albums such as 1987’s Daydreaming (which spawned the single “Fishnet”) and his most commercially viable solo album, Guaranteed were a blow to his career. Walt Reeder

In 1986 Morris Day married Judith Day. They were married for 22 years, until 2008. They had three children together.

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Morris Day – Appearances in popular culture – Walt Reeder

In the 1980s and 1990s, WWF wrestler “Birdman” Koko B. Ware used “The Bird” as his entrance theme.

He appeared with The Time at the end of the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and was referred to as the main characters’ favorite band. Walt Reeder Entertainment

In 1994, Day was featured on and provided the chorus and accompanying vocals for rapper K-Dee’s song “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” from the Ass, Gas, or Cash (No One Rides for Free) album. This song was essentially a direct sampling of a similarly named “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”, recorded by The Time in the 80’s.

A song called “Morris Day” appears on the album Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet by the hip-hop group Felt.

Mentioned in Dirt Nasty’s song 1980. Walt Reeder

Morris Day 1970s and 1980s – Walt Reeder

In high school, Day was in a band with Prince and André Cymone and the trio formed an early band managed by Day’s mother 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. Walt Reeder Entertainment

The Time was composed of 4 members from an earlier funk group called “Flyte Tyme,” but the lead singer had not been chosen. Charles Alexander Cobb, of Saint Paul, was considered but he turned it down. 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, 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. Walt Reeder

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Morris Day – 1990s – Walt Reeder

It wasn’t until 1990 that The Time scored a #1 R&B hit with “Jerk Out,” a Dance-funk 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 6/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. The general decline of Prince’s popularity soon after did not help, and Day’s public visibility and creative output waned considerably. Walt Reeder Entertainment

Morris Day – 2000 to present – Walt Reeder Entertainment

Day came out of his self-imposed retirement because of his fans’ support. Day has remained a popular concert draw since the late 1990s, fronting a revamped lineup of The Time, including originals Jellybean Johnson on drums and Monte Moir on keyboards. The band was invited to perform on Prince’s direct to video concert film, “Rave Un2 The Year 2000”, in December 1999.

Day has also appeared regularly in local television commercials for a Toyota dealership in the Atlanta area.

As of 2007, Day is band leader on the TV One program Baisden After Dark.

He reunited with the original members of The Time after 18 years for a performance with Rihanna at the 50th Grammy Awards show.

Morris Day and The Time performed at the 2008 HR Florida State Conference.

Morris Day is now performing with his new band called The Original 7ven the band includes most of the members of the original band The Time hence the name.Walt Reeder

The new album was released in 2011 and is called Condensate. Walt Reeder Entertainment

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Green Day is canceling the rest of its 2012 club schedule and is postponing the start of the 2013 arena tour.

Bass player Mike Dirnt says Billie Joe Armstrong’s “well-being is our main concern” in the band’s decision to clear the schedule through Feb 8.

He says in a statement Monday that Armstrong is doing well in his attempt to shake substance abuse problems that emerged publicly in September when the singer-guitarist had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

The Grammy-winning punks also moved up the release date of “Tre,” the third installment in a trilogy of albums released over a period of months. The album will be released Dec. 11, more than a month ahead of schedule.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are trying the figure out why R&B artist Natina Reed was in a street when she was struck by a car and killed, two days shy of her 33rd birthday.

Gwinnett County police say they’d to talk to anyone with information that could help them determine what happened to Reed late Friday near Lilburn in metro Atlanta.

The 32-year-old Reed was the rapping member of the 1990s female singing group Blaque, which had hits “808” and “Bring It All to Me.” She was also an actress, appearing in the 2000 hit movie “Bring it On,” which also featured Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union.

Police say Reed was struck and killed while in the roadway at an intersection on U.S. 29. Police say the driver wasn’t at fault and no charges are being filed. They say the only witnesses were the driver and a passenger.

Investigators want to determine why Reed was in the road.

She is survived by a son, Tren, from a relationship with fellow rapper Kurupt. In a statement on Twitter, Kurupt said: “This is a tremendous loss to our family.”

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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are trying the figure out why R&B artist Natina Reed was in a street when she was struck by a car and killed, two days shy of her 33rd birthday.

Gwinnett County police say they’d to talk to anyone with information that could help them determine what happened to Reed late Friday near Lilburn in metro Atlanta.

The 32-year-old Reed was the rapping member of the 1990s female singing group Blaque, which had hits “808” and “Bring It All to Me.” She was also an actress, appearing in the 2000 hit movie “Bring it On,” which also featured Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union.

Police say Reed was struck and killed while in the roadway at an intersection on U.S. 29. Police say the driver wasn’t at fault and no charges are being filed. They say the only witnesses were the driver and a passenger.

Investigators want to determine why Reed was in the road.

She is survived by a son, Tren, from a relationship with fellow rapper Kurupt. In a statement on Twitter, Kurupt said: “This is a tremendous loss to our family.”

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