Farrell Morris

Farrell Morris is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1973 Imperials Live Percussion
1974 Imperials Follow the Man with the Music Percussion
1974 Dallas Holm Peace, Joy and Love Percussion
1975 Dallas Holm Nothing But Praise Percussion
1976 Matthews, Taylor and Johnson Matthews, Taylor and Johnson Percussion
1976 Amplified Version Whatcha Gonna Do? Percussion
1976 Imperials Just Because Percussion
1977 Imperials Sail On Percussion
1977 Evie Come on Ring Those Bells Percussion
1977 Andrus, Blackwood & Co. Grand Opening Percussion
1978 BJ Thomas Happy Man Percussion
1978 David Meece Everybody Needs a Little Help Percussion
1978 Evie A Little Song of Joy for My Little Friends Percussion
1978 Andrus, Blackwood & Co. Following You Percussion
1979 Dogwood Ordinary Man Vibes
1979 The Cruse Family Harmony Percussion
1979 Tim Sheppard Songtailor Percussion
1979 The Renaissance Together Percussion
1979 Dallas Holm All That Matters Percussion
1979 Don Francisco Got to Tell Somebody Percussion
1979 Amy Grant My Father's Eyes Percussion, Xylophone
1980 Stephanie Boosahda One in a Million Percussion
1980 Amy Grant Never Alone Percussion
1980 Debby Boone With My Song Percussion
1981 Harvest Morning Sun Percussion
1981 Andrus, Blackwood & Co. Soldiers of the Light Percussion
1981 Pete Carlson Dreamer's Dream Percussion
1982 Prodigal Prodigal Percussion
1982 David Meece Front Row Percussion
1982 Amy Grant Age to Age Percussion
1982 Glenn Garrett Nothing Without You Percussion
1983 Gordon Jensen Just in Time Marimba, Steel Drums, Percussion
1983 Gaither Vocal Band Passin' The Faith Along Percussion
1983 Lenny LeBlanc Say a Prayer Percussion
1983 Sandi Patty More than Wonderful Percussion
1983 David Meece Count the Cost Percussion
1983 Imperials Side by Side Percussion
1983 Debby Boone Surrender Percussion
1983 Amy Grant A Christmas Album Percussion
1984 Candy Christmas Heart of Fire Percussion
1984 Billy Crockett Carrier Percussion
1984 Sandi Patty Songs from the Heart Percussion
1984 Amy Grant Straight Ahead Percussion
1984 Don Potter Free Yourself Percussion
1984 Michael Card Known By The Scars Percussion, Vibes
1985 Angie Lewis Heart Dance Percussion
1985 Sandi Patty Hymns Just for You Percussion
1985 David Meece 7 Percussion
1985 Tim Daniels A Vision Beyond Percussion
1985 Scott Wesley Brown Somebody's Brother Percussion
1986 Sandi Patty Morning Like This Percussion
1986 White Heart Don't Wait for the Movie Percussion
1986 Shirley Caesar Christmasing Percussion
1986 Carman A Long Time Ago in a Land Called Bethleham Percussion
1986 Amy Grant Collection Percussion
1987 Terri Gibbs Turnaround Percussion
1987 Scott Wesley Brown The Language of Jesus Is Love Percussion
1987 Don Potter First Love Percussion
1987 Sandi Patty The Gift Goes On Percussion
1987 Geoff Moore The Distance Percussion
1987 Margaret Becker Never For Nothing Percussion
1987 First Call Undivided Percussion
1987 First Call Somethin' Takes Over Percussion
1988 Scott Wesley Brown To the Ends of the Earth Percussion, Rhythm Arrangements
1988 Sandi Patty Make His Praise Glorious Percussion
1988 Cynthia Clawson HymnSinger Percussion
1989 Sandi Patty Friendship Company Percussion
1990 White Heart Souvenirs Percussion
1990 Michael Card The Way of Wisdom Percussion
1991 Michael Card The Promise Percussion
1991 Phil Keaggy Beyond Nature Percussion
1992 Carman Revival in the Land Percussion
1995 Geoff Moore Familiar Stranger: The Early Works of Geoff Moore Percussion
1996 White Heart Early Years Percussion
2000 Robin Crow Electric Cinema Percussion

Farrell Morris

Nashville percussionist Richard Farrell Morris died on Thursday, October 4, 2012, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was seventy-four. Farrell Morris, born June 17, 1938 in Waxahachie, TX, was a former member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and spent many years as a Nashville studio musician. He first began working in Nashville studios in the late 1960s, and by the early 1970s was contributing to landmark albums, including Dan Fogelberg’s Home Free, Kris Kristofferson’s The Silver Tongued Devil and I, and Mickey Newbury’s Frisco. Mr. Morris was an in-demand session player through the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, working with the likes of Johnny Cash, J.J. Cale, Kenny Chesney, George Jones, Dolly Parton, and numerous others. In the studio, Morris’s percussion parts were known to add rhythmic sophistication as he shifted from hand drums to vibraphone to bells and to whatever else might be needed. His style of playing was responsible for making songs that had been written in well-worn rhythmic structures sound complex and complete.

In 1979, Farrell released his own LP album, Bits of Percussion and Jazz, which featured Farrell on vibes and percussion, Stan Getz on tenor sax, Ron Carter on acoustic bass, Kenny Malone on drums, Randy Goodrum on piano, Shane Keister on pianos and synth, Craig Nelson on basses, Billy Puett on flute and saxophone, Denis Solee on flute and alto sax, George Tidwell on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Buddy Spicher on violin and viola. Farrell Morris was also an educator, teaching at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Upon his retirement from the music business, Morris worked as a visual artist, creating idiosyncratic works that combined sculpture and musical subjects. His work was exhibited at Nashville’s Local Color Gallery and also at galleries in Las Vegas, Dallas, and Louisville.

Elliott, B. (2012, October 15). Nashville Percussionist Farrell Morris Dead at Seventy-Four. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Modern Drummer website: http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/10/nashville-percussionist-farrell-morris-dead-at-seventy-four/#.UaObOUC1F8E

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