Mr. Lee

Real Name:
Leroy Ricky Haggard Jr.
Profile:
Chicago, Illinois, USA. By the time he was 18 he was to be caught DJing at local clubs and recording demo tapes at home, perfecting his own sound. Confident of his newfound abilities, he approached a friend, who brought him to the attention of Mitchbal Records. A few singles emerged from the deal, but failed to sell. More success was to be found with the Trax Records label, for whom he recorded the hip house cut "Shoot Your Best Shot". Popular in his native Chicago, it paved the way for the follow-up, "I Can't Forget", on which he sang for the first time, to become an international hit. However, from then on he changed his vocal delivery to that of a rapper, releasing singles like "Pump Up Chicago" and "Pump Up London". While promoting these in the latter territory he was the subject of intense bidding by the majors, finally signing with Jive Records. Following singles like "Get Busy", "Pump That Body", "Do It To Me" (which featured an all-star cast, being produced by Mr. Fingers, part-penned by Stevie Wonder and featuring samples of Quincy Jones' "Betcha"), his debut album would sell over one million copies worldwide, the title-track reaching number 1 on the Billboard dance music chart when released as a single. By the time of his second collection he was experimenting with swingbeat, a new way of maintaining the blend of R&B/house and rap which had served him so well previously.
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Albums

1273-1-J Mr. Lee - Get Busy album art Mr. Lee Get Busy (Album) Jive 1273-1-J Canada 1990 Sell This Version
1417-2-J Mr. Lee - I Wanna Rock Right Now album art Mr. Lee I Wanna Rock Right Now (Album) Jive 1417-2-J US 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TX156 Mr. Lee - House This House album art Mr. Lee House This House Trax Records TX156 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX140 Mr. Lee - Come To House album art Mr Lee* Come To House Trax Records TX140 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX137 Mr. Lee - I Can't Forget album art Mr. Lee I Can't Forget (Single) Trax Records TX137 US 1987 Sell This Version
KOOL T19 Mr. Lee - Hit Trax II album art The House Gang Featuring Mike 'Hitman' Wilson* & Mr Lee* The House Gang Featuring Mike 'Hitman' Wilson* & Mr Lee* - Hit Trax II(12") Kool Kat KOOL T19 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TX171 Mr. Lee - Acid Fantaslee album art Mr. Lee Acid Fantaslee Trax Records TX171 US 1988 Sell This Version
USA 639 Mr. Lee - Pump Up Chicago album art Mr Lee* Pump Up Chicago (Single) Trax Records USA 639 UK 1988 Sell This Version
872 510-7 Mr. Lee - Rock This Place album art Mr. Lee Rock This Place (Maxi, Single) International House Records 872 510-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
HMF 113 Mr. Lee - Can You Feel It album art Mario Diaz Featuring Mr. Lee Mario Diaz Featuring Mr. Lee - Can You Feel It (Maxi) Hot Mix 5 Records HMF 113 US 1988 Sell This Version
ZB43325 Mr. Lee - Get Busy album art Mr. Lee Get Busy (Single, Maxi) Jive ZB43325 France 1989 Sell This Version
PRY/SP (J) 7 Mr. Lee - Get Busy / Blame It On The Boogie album art Mr. Lee, Big Fun Mr. Lee, Big Fun - Get Busy / Blame It On The Boogie(7", Single, Promo) Jive PRY/SP (J) 7 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ZT 44228 Mr. Lee - Make It Funky album art Mr. Lee Make It Funky (Maxi) Jive ZT 44228 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Jive T250 Mr. Lee - I Like The Girls album art Mr. Lee I Like The Girls (Maxi, Single) Jive Jive T250 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1337-1-JD Mr. Lee - Pump That Body album art Mr. Lee Pump That Body (Single, Maxi) Jive 1337-1-JD US 1990 Sell This Version
JIVE T 290 Mr. Lee - Take Me Higher album art Mr. Lee Take Me Higher (Maxi, Single) Jive JIVE T 290 UK 1991 Sell This Version
01241-42088-1 Mr. Lee - Do It To Me album art Mr. Lee Do It To Me Jive 01241-42088-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
JIVE 330 Mr. Lee - Hey Love (Can I Have A Word) album art Mr. Lee / R. Kelly Mr. Lee / R. Kelly - Hey Love (Can I Have A Word) (Maxi, Single) Jive JIVE 330 UK 1992 Sell This Version
01241-42046-1 Mr. Lee - Get Off album art Mr. Lee Get Off (Single) Jive 01241-42046-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
S12DJ-037 Mr. Lee - Time Marches On / Pump Up London album art Jungle Wonz / Mr. Lee Jungle Wonz / Mr. Lee - Time Marches On / Pump Up London(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-037 UK 2001 Sell This Version