PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Motown Actress and Soul Singer Morgan James Shares Her Musical Inspirations
04 Sep 2013
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (The King: Michael Jackson). I am incredibly inspired by the showmanship and work ethic of Michael Jackson. No one works that hard nowadays! He had a hand in every single note he sang and move he made, and he set a new bar. "Wanna Be Startin Somethin" is a sexy, vibey song with a really smart lyric. He made music that challenged us, as well as entertained. (I will be singing an MJ song in my upcoming set at 54 Below… But I can't reveal it yet!)
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