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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, Rovi
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Yes love that song as we lay bring back to when music was music
No matter your age u have to love this song. Even though it is so wrong.
I love love this song. S Murdock sung her heart out Yes gone girl. I grew up on her music!!!!!
I've always loved Shirley Murdock's music and voice. She is truly one of a kind. Love her gospel voice also.
classic cut right here.. one of the best
This its my Song but like when kelly price Song it but Shirly Murdock can Song to i love her musical to they both have gd nice vioces to god bless Shirly Murdock keep sing for god ��

catinhat.cd
We really didn't think about it did we
this is what real singing sounds like!
I LOVE THIS SONG..
Be careful of who you love....
Sometimes it's better to be by yourself
Sometimes we can get involved with wrong person without knowing
I have always, always loved Shirley because she sings reality to some woman whether she's been cheated on or she's the cheater. Keep it real my girl. I love you.
Oh how much I LOVE Shirley Murdock's music!!!
This song made me cry a hundred times I love it whatever happened to Shirley Murdock wish she would come back
I didnt think anyone could top the Original but Girl "You Did It" God" Bless your Annointed Voice Amen
dmvmstwinkle s 5
Beautiful song! Love it!
Love shirley murdock...vo i c e is outstandin.. . .
In the Patti Labelle vein of singers
Dope assed song!
This will always be a beautiful song,,This is what you call music.
skivens40
Shirley M. Has the most soulful voice in the industry. And she keeps it real. Iove your music, and this song hits home. We hope to hear more from you in the future.
Ill,love,shi r l y , s h e it's,a,every , g o o d , s i n g and,a,good, gospel singer an a,very good, gospel actor god,bless,u, s h i e l y , keep keep on for,god
beautiful song, beautiful lady you go Shirley
Yes hunny!
Love it :)
Sing it Ms. Shirley!!!
amen
Thank,god
I used to love this song
I love u but I love me better than that...
How can you not feel every fiber in her being when she sing this ish right here... Smfknh
AMEN
Amen
Love this you better sang girl.
Love this. And I love me better than that.... Brought me through alot
Shirley Murdock is a class act!
^^you dont have to search in any places for love no more. He is right there yall!
jcsq1984
Love this song!
I let you go 27 years ago I said no
This is dedicated to you Sean.. I love you baby but it is what it is;(
Talk about Turning back the hands of time..
My desire was strong but I want do wrong
krystalin822
Shirley can sing what her heart desires...
Shirley please stick to Gospel!!! :))
Oh how I love Shirley! Her voice was so soultry and she related to a lot of what some women were going through. R.I.H SISTA!
THANK YOU MS.MURDOCK THIS SONG JUST OPENED MY EYES. I LOVE YOU.
NORTH CAROLINA LOVES YA SHIRLEY..... . . . . . . . . . . . Y O U GO GIRL I LOVE THIS SONG
Toledo loves you Shirley !!! Enjoyed seeing you last summer at the Toledo African American Festival !
I havent heard this song since I was a little kid.
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