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

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

Singles & EPs

Mr. Lee - Come To House album art Mr Lee* Come To House Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - House This House album art Mr. Lee House This House Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - I Can't Forget album art Mr. Lee I Can't Forget (Single) Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Acid Fantaslee album art Mr. Lee Acid Fantaslee Trax Records US 1988 Sell This Version
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 US 1988 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Rock This Place album art Mr. Lee Rock This Place (Maxi, Single) International House Records France 1988 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
Mr. Lee - Pump Up Chicago album art Mr Lee* Pump Up Chicago (Single) Trax Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Get Busy album art Mr. Lee Get Busy (Maxi, Single) Jive France 1989 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Make It Funky album art Mr. Lee Make It Funky (Maxi) Jive Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - I Like The Girls album art Mr. Lee I Like The Girls (Maxi, Single) Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Pump That Body album art Mr. Lee Pump That Body (Single, Maxi) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Take Me Higher album art Mr. Lee Take Me Higher (Maxi, Single) Jive UK 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Do It To Me album art Mr. Lee Do It To Me Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee - Get Off album art Mr. Lee Get Off (Single) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
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 UK 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