Bill Morrissey (November 25, 1951 – July 23, 2011) was a Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter based in New Hampshire. Morrissey was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Growing up in Connecticut and Massachusetts, he started playing guitar at age 13 and formed a jug band in high school. He studied literature for a short time at Plymouth State University before beginning his musical career.
Bill Morrissey – vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar. Billy Conway – drums. Richard Gates – bass. Produced by Ellen Karas. Engineered by Jesse Henderson.
Bill Morrissey's 1984 debut took an interesting turn when it was reissued on compact disc in 1991: Morrissey re-recorded the album in its entirety and added three extra songs. The results are impressive, as the singer/songwriter brings an added resonance to the songs, the byproduct of the years that he spent seasoning and getting familiar with the material. These finely detailed vignettes, supported solely by Morrissey's acoustic guitar work, marked the beginning of the career of a startlingly good songwriter.
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Profile: American folk singer and songwriter, born 25 November 1951, died 23 July 2011. Variations: Viewing All Bill Morrissey. B. Morrissey, Morrissey.
New England based folk singer Bill Morrissey’s fourth album, Inside, was probably his best effort. Certainly, it was a masterful weave of Morrissey’s cracked leather vocal delivery and unflinching eye. From: Morrissey, Bill - Inside in Encyclopedia of Popular Music . Subjects: Music. Related content in Oxford Reference. Morrissey, Bill - Inside. in Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4) Length: 182 words. Bill Morrissey (b. 1951).
Bill Morrissey is a songwriting treasure. You'll Never Get To Heaven (his 8th album) offers rolling, relaxing rhythms and bluesy folk, often with a tad more "band" ornamentation than usual. Morrissey's songwriting and delivery is at a peak here. As a songwriter, there are few folk artists who have Morrissey's gift for telling a story - tidy vignettes wrapped in warm melodies. From this philosophy emerges Bill Morrissey's songs. He takes average working class people and puts them in a hopeless situation. It is as if he wants to put the listener in their shoes and say, "Tell m. .what would you say, if the same chance, came your way?" Though some of his songs offer pure redemption, most do not, and Morrissey, through his nonjudgmental approach, reveals that neither method is better and neither method is worse.
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|5||Morrisey Falls In Love At First Sight|
|7||My Baby And Me|
|8||The Packard Company|
|9||A Problem With Logic|
|10||Run You Trought The Mill|
|13||Live Free Or Die|
|14||Little Bit Of Whiskey|
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|RK 1917||Bill Morrissey||Bill Morrissey (LP, Album)||Reckless||RK 1917||US||1984|