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Brian Alexander Morgan is a record producer that was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas.[1] He was discovered by Club Nouveau founding member Jay King, who got Morgan's group a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1987.[2] When his group's album failed to chart, they were dropped and Morgan was mentored by producer Robert Brookins.[3]

Brian Alexander Morgan
Background information
Also known asBam
OriginWichita, Kansas
GenresR&B, House
Years active1987 (1987)–present
LabelsWarner Bros. Records, Thick Recordings
Associated actsSWV, Club Nouveau, Martha Wash, Lalah Hathaway, DJ Khalil
Website[www.facebook.com/brian.a.morgan.167]

Morgan was also labelmates with singer Chanté Moore at Warner Bros., but her album never saw the light of day due to Jay King losing the production deal over the failure of the second Club Nouveau album.[4] Morgan- who had feelings for Moore- penned the song "Weak", which later became a hit for R&B group SWV.[5] He originally intended to use the song for Charlie Wilson.[6][7]

In the early 1990s, Morgan wrote and produced songs for Lalah Hathaway, Martha Wash, and Usher, among others. Outside of R&B, Morgan also worked in house music in the mid 2000s.[8] Around the early 2010s, he was summoned by DJ Khalil to work on a few projects with him. Khalil's desire to work with him caused Morgan to relocate from Sacramento back to Los Angeles. Due to the move, Khalil and Morgan worked on Aloe Blacc's major label debut Lift Your Spirit.[9]

Selected production creditsEdit

La Rue - There's Love Out There (1989)[10]

  • 2. Tell Me Something Good (produced with La Rue)
  • 4. There's Love Out There (produced with Diamond Crosley and Donnie Woodruff)
  • 8. You Should Know (produced with David Agent and Donnie Woodruff)

SWV - It's About Time (1992)

  • 1. Anything
  • 2. I'm So into You
  • 3. Right Here
  • 4. Weak
  • 5. You're Always On My Mind
  • 11. Think You're Gonna Like It
  • 12. That's What I Need
  • 13. SWV (In the House)

Martha Wash - Martha Wash (1993)

  • 1. Someone Who Believes in You (Prelude)
  • 3. Give it to You
  • 5. Now That You're Gone
  • 6. Things We Do for Love
  • 10. Someone Who Believes in You
  • 13. When It's My Heart

Lalah Hathaway - A Moment (1994)

  • 1. Let Me Love You

Usher - Usher (1994)

  • 5. Crazy

SWV - New Beginning (1996)

  • 8. Fine Time
  • 14. What's It Gonna Be
  • 15. That's What I'm Here For

Somethin' for the People - Somethin' for the People (1996)

  • 7. Take It Easy

SWV - Release Some Tension (1997)

  • 6. Rain

Nicole - Make It Hot (1998)

  • 7. Prelude (I Can't See)
  • 8. I Can't See

Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Music Inspired by the Motion Picture (1998)

Eric Benet - A Day in the Life (1999)

Coko - Hot Coko (1999)

  • 5. Bigger Than We
  • 9. Everytime

Ann Nesby - Put it on Paper (2002)

JoJo - JoJo (2004)

  • 10. Weak

Kobe Honeycutt - Ghetto Thrilla (2013)

  • 01. G On It (produced with DJ Khalil)

KRNDN - Everything's Nothing (2013)

  • 09. Abetterbih

Faith Evans - Incomparable (2014)

  • 07. Incomparable

Tamar Braxton - Calling All Lovers (2015)

  • 05. Never

Drake - Views (2016)

  • 02. "9" (co-producer)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bronson, Fred, The Billboard book of number 1 hits, (Billboard Books, 2003), 818.
  2. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  3. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  4. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  5. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  6. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  7. ^ Williams, Chris. "SWV 'It's About Time' exec. producer Brian Alexander Morgan reflects on the classic LP". soulculture.com. Soul Culture. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  8. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  9. ^ Frederick, Brendan. "Interview: Brian Alexander Morgan, the '90s Mastermind Behind SWV, on His History & Return to Music". complex.com. Complex Magazine. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  10. ^ "La Rue - There's Love Out There". album credits. discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-16.