Mr. Lee

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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Variations:
[a2692]

Artist

Mr. Lee Discography Tracks

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

Mr Lee* Come To House Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee I Can't Forget (Single) Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
TX156 Mr. Lee House This House(12") Trax Records TX156 US 1987 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Acid Fantaslee Trax Records US 1988 Sell This Version
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 (Maxi, Single) International House Records France 1988 Sell This Version
KOOL T19 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 (Single) Trax Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Get Busy (Single, Maxi) Jive France 1989 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Make It Funky (Maxi) Jive Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee I Like The Girls (Maxi, Single) Jive UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Pump That Body (Single, Maxi) Jive US 1990 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Do It To Me Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Take Me Higher (Single, Maxi) Jive Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Get Off (Single, Maxi) Jive US 1992 Sell This Version
Mr. Lee Featuring R. Kelly Mr. Lee Featuring R. Kelly - Hey Love (Can I Have A Word) (Maxi, Single) Jive UK 1992 Sell This Version
01241 42017 7 Mr. Lee Featuring R. Kelly Mr. Lee Featuring R. Kelly - Hey Love (Can I Have A Word)(7", Single) Jive 01241 42017 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
S12DJ-037 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