Former member of The Heptones, Naggo Morris, died on Might 17 in St. James parish, Jamaica. He was 72.
His sister, Vivia Morris-Torvik, stated he succumbed to most cancers on the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
Born Dolphin Morris, he changed Leroy Sibbles in The Heptones in 1975. Previous to that, he was a member of The Soul Boys, a concord trio that recorded at Studio One for producer Clement Dodd.
Morris additionally had a promising solo profession, his greatest identified songs being Su Su Pon Rasta and Flour Energy. He lower a number of albums with Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, who have been members of the basic Heptones lineup with Sibbles.
A canopy of The Gladiators’ Road of Gold was possibly his hottest track with The Heptones.
Morgan remembers the dreadlocked Morris as “very jovial. I by no means see a tragic facet to Naggo.”
Morris, who additionally toured Europe with The Heptones, left the group in the course of the 1980s however carried out with them sporadically up till 4 years in the past.
He continued his solo act on Jamaica’s North Coast vacationer scene, showing at occasions like Love At Woodstock in Negril.
Morris-Torvik stated her brother “wasn’t a Marley however made a major contribution to reggae.”
He’s survived by kids, grandchildren, two brothers and 4 sisters.