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Mark Murphy

Mark Howe Murphy (March 14, 1932 – October 22, 2015) was an American jazz singer based at various times in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and San Francisco. He recorded 51 albums under his own name during his lifetime and was principally known for his innovative vocal improvisations. He was the recipient of the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers' jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist and was also nominated five times for the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He wrote lyrics to the jazz tunes "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay".

Birth and Death Data: Born March 14, 1932 (Syracuse), Died October 22, 2015 (Lillian Booth Actors Home)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 100206 6/29/1956 Give it back to the Indians Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100207 6/29/1956 You mustn't kick it around Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100208 6/29/1956 Fascinating rhythm Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100209 6/29/1956 Limehouse blues Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100427 8/9/1956 Guess I'll hang my tears out to dry Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100428 8/9/1956 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100429 8/9/1956 Irresistible you Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100430 8/9/1956 If I could be with you Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100431 8/13/1956 I'm a circus Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100432 8/13/1956 I've got two eyes Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100433 8/13/1956 Exactly like you Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 100434 8/13/1956 Two ladies in de shade of de banana tree Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102343 4/23/1957 I got rhythm Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102344 4/23/1957 Taking a chance on love Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102345 4/23/1957 T'ain't no sin Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102346 4/23/1957 Let yourself go Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102438 5/3/1957 Ridin' high Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102439 5/3/1957 Crazy rhythm Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102440 5/3/1957 Elmer's tune Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102441 5/3/1957 The lady in red Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102557 5/22/1957 Little jazz bird Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102558 5/22/1957 Robbin's nest Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102559 5/22/1957 Pick yourself up Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102560 5/22/1957 Lullaby in rhythm Mark Murphy vocalist  
Decca 102753 6/26/1957 Goodbye baby blues Mark Murphy vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Murphy, Mark," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333046.

Murphy, Mark. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333046.

"Murphy, Mark." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/333046

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