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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.   Truth or Dare
  7.   Someday
  8.   He Is the Rock
  9.   More Than a Conqueror
  10.   We Should Be Together
  11.   Stay With Me Tonight
  12.   In Your Eyes
  13.   And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
  14.   Tribute
  15.   No More
  16.   Word (Intro)
  17.   He Is God
  18.   God Can Do Anything
  19.   What Child Is This
  20.   Oh to Know Him
  21.   Save the Children
  22.   Heavenly
  23.   Everywhere
  24.   Anywhere
  25.   The Last Hurrah
  26.   Say It, Mean It
  27.   Modern Girl
  28.   I Still Love You
  29.   Oh What a Feeling
  30.   A Woman's Point of View
  31.   If I Know
  32.   Found My Way
  33.   (Everybody Wants) Somethin' for Nothin'
  34.   The One I Need
  35.   Danger Zone
  36.   Upward Way (Intro)
  37.   Lord You Reign
  38.   Keep Lovin' Me
  39.   Lead Us Not into Temptation
  40.   You Are My Righteousness
  41.   Shout Now
  42.   The F.O.G. featuring Bart "Sure 2 B" Thomas
  43.   I Love Me Better Than That
  44.   We Need a Word from the Lord
  45.   Somebody
  46.   Let There Be Love
  47.   Spend My Whole Life by Dale Degroat
  48.   It's in Your Hands
  49.   Thank You
  50.   Rhema Word
  51.   Praise Him
  52.   Be Free
  53.   The Invitation/Nothing But the Blood
  54.   Teaser
  55.   Instrument of Praise
  56.   Rejoice Come On
  57.   Winner in Me

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