Walter "Junie" Morrison is a musician and producer born in Dayton, Ohio. Morrison was a producer, writer, keyboardist and vocalist for the funk band the Ohio Players in the early 70s, where he wrote and produced their first major hits, "Pain", "Pleasure", "Ecstasy" and "Funky Worm" (1971-1972). He left the band in 1974 to release three solo albums on Westbound Records ( When We Do, Freeze, and Suzie Supergroupie).
In 1977 Morrison joined
George Clinton's P-Funk ( Parliament- Funkadelic) where he became musical director. He brought a unique sound to P-Funk and played a key role during the time of their greatest popularity from 1978 through 1980. In particular, he made prominent contributions to the platinum-selling Funkadelic album , the single " One Nation Under a Groove (Not Just) Knee Deep" (a #1 hit on the U.S. R&B charts in 1979) and the gold-selling Parliament albums , and Motor Booty Affair . Morrison also played on and produced some P-Funk material under the Gloryhallastoopid pseudonym J.S. Theracon, apparently to avoid contractual difficulties. Morrison is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.
After his time with Parliament-Funkadelic, he recorded three solo albums in the eighties including 1980's
, 1981's Bread Alone , and 1984's Junie 5 . Evacuate Your Seats
Morrison produced other artists throughout the
90s and continued to contribute to P-Funk albums, most recently in 1996.
He released a new solo album,
When the City, on his own label Juniefunk in 2004.
Discography [ edit ]
Solo albums [ edit ]
When We Do (1975) - Credited to Junie
Freeze (1975) - Credited to Junie
Suzie Supergroupie (1976) - Credited to Junie
(1980) Bread Alone
(1981) Junie 5
Evacuate Your Seats (1984)
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