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James Morrison


There are multiple artists called James Morrison:
1) an English singer-songwriter from Rugby
2) an Australian jazz musician who plays numerous instruments; best known for his trumpet playing
3) a notable south Sligo-style Irish fiddler.
4) "Jim" Morrison, lead singer of 1960s American rock group The Doors.

1. James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole on August 13, 1984) is a singer-songwriter from Rugby, Warwickshire, England. He says that his musical influences include Al Green, Otis Redding, Cat Stevens and The Kinks.

At 13 Morrison began to learn guitar when his uncle showed him how to play a blues riff. He started busking when he lived at Porth near Newquay, in Cornwall. After years of playing other musicians' songs, he eventually started to write his own.

Polydor Productions took charge and signed him. He became the supporting artist for Corinne Bailey Rae on her tour supporting her debut album.

In 2006 he debuted with his single you give me something which became a hit single around Europe and Japan. It reached the #2 spot in Holland and the #5 spot in the UK. His debut album Undiscovered went straight to #1 in the UK and has sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide.

The second single released from the album was "Wonderful World," which became a top 10 hit in the UK reaching the #8 spot.

James' second album "Songs For You, Truths For Me" was released in September of 2008. The single released days before the album was "You Make It Real". The big hit from the album though was the second single "Broken Strings" featuring Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. It reached the number 1 spot on at least 4 charts of various countries (including Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and on the European Hot 100 also). It peaked at number 2 in the UK, Austria and Ireland. It was a top 40 hit on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart also peaking at 34.

Morrison's first single from his third album, "The Awakening", was "I Won't Let You Go". Singles that followed were "Up" feat. Jessie J, "Slave To The Music" and "One Life". The album was released on September 23, 2011, reached number 1 in the UK and Switzerland and has been certified platinum in the UK as well.

2. James Morrison (born 11 November 1962 in Boorowa, New South Wales) is an Australian jazz musician who plays numerous instruments, but is best known for his trumpet playing. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having performed on the clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, bass flugelhorn, trombone, euphonium, tuba and piano. He is also a composer, writing jazz charts for ensembles of various sizes and proficiency levels. He performed the opening fanfare at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 2009, he joined Steve Pizzati and Warren Brown as a presenter on Top Gear Australia.

Morrison has performed with Dizzy Gillespie (the first Australian to do so), with Don Burrows, as a member of the Don Burrows Band, and with Ray Charles and B. B. King for a 1990 world tour. He has also worked with Ray Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Sinatra, Cab Calloway, Jon Faddis, Woody Shaw, Whitney Houston, Arturo Sandoval, Phil Stack, George Benson, Mark Nightingale, and Red Rodney.

In 2005, he was the guest soloist at the 150th anniversary concert of the Black Dyke Band and in 2007, he again appeared as guest soloist at concerts with the band in Manchester and London. In 2003 he founded the band On The Edge together with the German keyboarder and composer Simon Stockhausen (CD released on Morrison Records).

Morrison has also had a long association with Composer and pianist Lalo Schifrin (of Mission Impossible fame) and has recorded a number of CDs on Schifrin's "Jazz Meets The Symphony" series. These include recordings with the London Symphony and the Czech National Symphony.

3. James Morrison (3 May 1893 - 1947), known as "The Professor", was a notable South Sligo-style Irish fiddler.

Morrison was born in 1893 near Riverstown, County Sligo at the townland of Drumfin. Morrison grew up in a community steeped in traditional Irish culture especially music and at the age of 17 he was employed by the Gaelic League to tutor the Connacht style of step dancing at the Gaelic League school in County Mayo.

In 1915, at the age of 21, he emigrated to America and settled in New York. In 1918, Morrison won the fiddle competition at the New York Feis. Morrison become associated with other leading Irish musicians such as Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran who were also from County Sligo.

Morrison was one of the leading Irish music teachers in New York in the 1930s and '40s. In addition to the fiddle, he could play the flute and button accordion (and wrote a tutor on the latter) and taught hundreds of young Irish-American students to play traditional music on various instruments.

4. See The Doors.



Song lyric You Give Me Something YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING James Morrison
Song lyric Wonderful World WONDERFUL WORLD James Morrison
Song lyric You Make It Real YOU MAKE IT REAL James Morrison
Song lyric Undiscovered UNDISCOVERED James Morrison
Song lyric The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore THE PIECES DON'T FIT ANYMORE James Morrison
Song lyric This Boy THIS BOY James Morrison
Song lyric Nothing Ever Hurt Like You NOTHING EVER HURT LIKE YOU James Morrison
Song lyric I Won't Let You Go I WON'T LET YOU GO James Morrison
Song lyric Save Yourself SAVE YOURSELF James Morrison
Song lyric Once When I Was Little ONCE WHEN I WAS LITTLE James Morrison
Song lyric If You Don't Wanna Love Me IF YOU DON'T WANNA LOVE ME James Morrison
Song lyric Love Is Hard LOVE IS HARD James Morrison
Song lyric One Last Chance ONE LAST CHANCE James Morrison
Song lyric The Only Night THE ONLY NIGHT James Morrison
Song lyric Precious Love PRECIOUS LOVE James Morrison
Song lyric Better Man BETTER MAN James Morrison
Song lyric The Letter THE LETTER James Morrison
Song lyric Fix the World Up for You FIX THE WORLD UP FOR YOU James Morrison
Song lyric Dream on Hayley DREAM ON HAYLEY James Morrison
Song lyric The Last Goodbye THE LAST GOODBYE James Morrison
Song lyric How Come HOW COME James Morrison
Song lyric Beautiful Life BEAUTIFUL LIFE James Morrison
Song lyric Broken Strings BROKEN STRINGS James Morrison
Song lyric Broken Strings Featuring Nelly Furtado BROKEN STRINGS FEATURING NELLY FURTADO James Morrison
Song lyric Call The Police CALL THE POLICE James Morrison
Song lyric Demons DEMONS James Morrison
Song lyric Feels Like The First Time FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME James Morrison
Song lyric Heaven to a Fool HEAVEN TO A FOOL James Morrison
Song lyric If The Rain Must Fall IF THE RAIN MUST FALL James Morrison
Song lyric In My Dreams IN MY DREAMS James Morrison
Song lyric Is Anybody Home? IS ANYBODY HOME? James Morrison
Song lyric It's Too Late IT'S TOO LATE James Morrison
Song lyric Just Like a Child JUST LIKE A CHILD James Morrison
Song lyric Man In The Mirror MAN IN THE MIRROR James Morrison
Song lyric My Love Goes On MY LOVE GOES ON James Morrison
Song lyric One Life ONE LIFE James Morrison
Song lyric Person I Should Have Been PERSON I SHOULD HAVE BEEN James Morrison
Song lyric Please Don't Stop The Rain PLEASE DON'T STOP THE RAIN James Morrison
Song lyric Right by Your Side RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE James Morrison
Song lyric Slave To The Music SLAVE TO THE MUSIC James Morrison
Song lyric Stay Like This STAY LIKE THIS James Morrison
Song lyric This Time THIS TIME James Morrison
Song lyric Too Late for Lullabies TOO LATE FOR LULLABIES James Morrison
Song lyric Under The Influence UNDER THE INFLUENCE James Morrison
Song lyric Won't Let You Go WON'T LET YOU GO James Morrison