Red Murrell

Joyce Wayne "Red" Murrell (June 27, 1921 – February 10, 2001) was a Western swing performer from Missouri. He led one of the more notable Western swing bands in California, Red Murrell and his Ozark Playboys. He was a popular session guitar player for many other artists as well. Early in his career, he played with Billy Hughes's band, The Pals of the Pecos. In 1954 he went to work as a disc jockey for KEEN radio (1370 AM) in San Jose.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 27, 1921 (Willow Springs), Died February 10, 2001

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-0506 10-in. 4/21/1947 Texas red Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0507 10-in. 4/21/1947 I don't know where to go but I'm goin' Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0508 10-in. 4/21/1947 Oakie boogie Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0509 10-in. 4/21/1947 Behind the eight ball Riders of the Rio Grande ; Johnny Tyler Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature SRC 506 10-in. approximately 1947 If you're the sweetheart of somebody else Red Murrell vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature SRC 507 10-in. approximately 1947 Get that chip off your shoulder Red Murrell vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature SRC 508 10-in. approximately 1947 Wake up, babe Red Murrell vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Signature SRC 509 10-in. approximately 1947 In her own peculiar way Red Murrell vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murrell, Red," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207161.

Murrell, Red. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207161.

"Murrell, Red." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207161

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