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  Shirley Murdock
 

 

 

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Go On Without You

  

 
Powerful vocalist Murdock scored repeatedly in the 80s with ballads that showcased her gospel-derived vocal style.  Born in Ohio, she sang gospel before meeting Roger Troutman, then riding high on the fame of both his solo career and that of Zapp.   Roger showcased her on his single "Girl, Cut It Out" in 1985 before launching her solo career.  The following year, Murdock recorded one of the most controversial hits of the year in "As We Lay," a permanent anthem for adulterous couples that remains a quiet storm classic.  She followed it up with the similiarly themed "Go On Without You" and "Husband," which both hit the top 5 on the charts.  She was also prominently featured on Zapp's "Computer Love."   In recent years, Murdock has returned to her church roots, performing in gospel plays and getting a surprise hit in the title song from "The Lady, Her Lover And Lord." 

Shirley Murdock's Deepest Grooves

Shirley Murdock (Elektra, 1986)

A Woman's Point Of View (Elektra, 1988)

Let There Be Love (Elektra, 1991)

The Very Best of Shirley Murdock (Rhino, 2001)
Nice tribute to one of the unsung singers of the 80s.  Relies heavily on her first album, but highlights the best cuts from her other LPs.

Copyright 2001 B.Graff.  All rights reserved.

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