"That Was Then"
Jamaican born Courtney Morrison,
a.k.a Yogie, is a Sagittarian who entered this world from the
cool parish of St Andrew, but spent his childhood years in Annotto
Bay, a scenic fishing village along St Mary's coast.
Born into a musical
family, Yogie grew up listening to the melodious tunes of his
uncles Winston Hammond and Beres Hammond. It therefore came as
no surprise that by the tender age of twelve Yogie had already
written and performed his first song.
During his adolescent
and college years, Yogie continued to hone his musical skills
by attending regular jam sessions where he learned more about
writing, arrangement and instruments.
personal style is best described as a masterful blend of cool
sensual earthy yet fresh, and he has matured significantly as
a recording and performing artiste.
being influenced by the singing styles of his uncles, who notably
remain his major inspiration, but he is also
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to point to other artistes such as Alton Ellis, Dennis
Brown, Lionel Ritchie and Stevie Wonder as having impacted
on his musical career.
recorded tracks for Penthouse, Star Trail, Fateyes, 321
Strong and Harmony House. The multi talented artiste has
produced tracks for Beenie Man, Anthony B, Determine,
Sizzla and Lenn Hammond. Yogie's skills as a lyricist
are clearly evident, not only on his own romantic tracks
but also on one of Beres's big hit "Can't Stop A Man".
Yogie released his premiere single "For Granted" produced
by widely respected producer Clive Hunt. His most popular
releases since then include "Never Give Up" (1995) and
"Brighter Days" (1996). "This Is Now" In the summer of
1998 Yogie released one of his hottest singles to date
on the Fi Wi Music label entitled "That Was Then".
which features Anthony B has received heavy rotation on
Jamaican and International radio.
currently riding high on success, with a song which he
says was the hardest project he has worked on so far "I
Go Crazy" and has finished writing material for Marcia
Griffiths and Culture. He is presently writing and recording
new material, and we can expect to hear much more of this
young balladeer's silky smooth vocal styling when his
debut album "Miracles" Is released this spring 2000.
Information Contact: Odessa Chambers Phone/Fax: (876)
905-3492 Email: email@example.com
web site at: www.yogiemusic.com