Black Tulip are dedicated to the legendary “Paradise Garage” sound and they are a true example of urban club culture:
Made up of “Groovemaster” Johnson (UK), Rik Zwaan and Bob Pieck (NL), Joseph Salvador a.k.a. Zé Salvador, José Salvador (P, NL) along with vocalists Wendell Morrison and Marian Rolle (USA; Although their roots lay so dispersed, it is within the core of the club scene they met.
Profound songs with deep bass heavy grooves, soul embracing vocals and powerful emotional Hammond organ and Strings arrangements are the Black Tulip trademarks.
Black Tulip‘s first release “Jam On It” featuring Wendall A. Morrison Jr. was a well acclaimed club track reviewed in many international magazines and it reached a place in several dance charts, including the Billboard Dance charts.
Their second release “A Song Of Love (In Times Of War)” again featuring Morrison is a 120 bpm Garage classic with its pulsating message of love and peace over an abrasive Hammond organ.
Wendell Morrison was born in New Jersey, USA and has sang on records made by Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Loleatta Holloway, Arthur Baker, Culture Club, Bruce Springsteen, Coati Mundi and many other renowned artists.
In the UK, broadcast of this song was banned from national airplay (do to the Gulf War 1991) and was played extensively in the underground scene. “A Song Of Love (In Times Of War)” may be have been doomed from mainstream receiving acceptance but it was certainly well alive and kicking in the clubs, sound systems and underground scene.