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Shirley Murdock

Singer/songwriter Shirley Murdock is best known for the ethereal ballad "As We Lay," which was produced by Roger Troutman. Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Troutman hired her as a background singer for his family's group Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Players, among others, at his Dayton-based recording studio Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock and Troutman's first charting single was a Warner single issued as Roger (Featuring Shirley Murdock), "Girl, Cut It Out," which charted at number 79 R&B in early 1985. Murdock was signed to Elektra Records with the pumping "No More," which made it to number 24 R&B in early 1986. Then came her signature hit, "As We Lay," written by Zapp's Larry Troutman and keyboardist Billy Beck (of the Ohio Players). The tender, melancholy ballad made it to the R&B Top Ten and peaked at number 23 pop in 1986. Her LP Shirley Murdock went gold, also helped along by the follow-up hits "Go on Without You" and "Be Free." She also released full-lengths in 1988 (A Woman's Point of View) and 1991 (Let There Be Love). In early 2000, Murdock toured in the inspirational/gospel play, Be Careful What You Pray For with Cuba Gooding and David Peaston. ~ Ed Hogan
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Stations Featuring
Shirley Murdock

    R&B Smooth Jams

    R&B Smooth Jams
    2 songs

    Grown Folks Music

    Grown Folks Music
    2 songs

    Modern Gospel

    Modern Gospel
    1 song

Albums by
Shirley Murdock

Top Songs by
Shirley Murdock

  1.   Song
  2.   Go on Without You
  3.   As We Lay
  4.   Dream
  5.   Husband
  6.   Someday
  7.   Truth or Dare
  8.   Save the Children
  9.   Spend My Whole Life by Dale Degroat
  10.   Teaser
  11.   Thank You
  12.   Heavenly
  13.   I Love Me Better Than That
  14.   Anywhere
  15.   You Are My Righteousness
  16.   Everywhere
  17.   What Child Is This
  18.   Word (Intro)
  19.   Be Free
  20.   Upward Way (Intro)
  21.   Lord You Reign
  22.   Keep Lovin' Me
  23.   He Is the Rock
  24.   Praise Him
  25.   Shout Now
  26.   We Need a Word from the Lord
  27.   Somebody
  28.   Let There Be Love
  29.   In Your Eyes
  30.   Instrument of Praise
  31.   Oh What a Feeling
  32.   Tribute
  33.   No More
  34.   Danger Zone
  35.   Stay With Me Tonight
  36.   We Should Be Together
  37.   The One I Need
  38.   Winner in Me
  39.   Rejoice Come On
  40.   He Is God
  41.   God Can Do Anything
  42.   Lead Us Not into Temptation
  43.   Oh to Know Him
  44.   Rhema Word
  45.   The Invitation/Nothing But the Blood
  46.   The F.O.G. featuring Bart "Sure 2 B" Thomas
  47.   It's in Your Hands
  48.   The Last Hurrah
  49.   And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  50.   I Still Love You
  51.   A Woman's Point of View
  52.   If I Know
  53.   (Everybody Wants) Somethin' for Nothin'
  54.   Say It, Mean It
  55.   More Than a Conqueror
  56.   Found My Way
  57.   Modern Girl

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