Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Shirley Murdock
Song:Go On Without You (Extended Remix)
Album:The Very Best Of Shirley Murdock
Shirley Murdock's vocal talent made her a big sensation in the late 80s under the tutelage of Roger Troutman. She has since returned to her gospel roots. Shirley grew up singing in church in Toledo, OH. Roger Troutman (born Nov. 29, 1951 in Hamilton, OH) hired Shirley as a backup singer for his group Zapp. Based on that success, he started recording other artists at his studio in Dayton, OH. He hit the jackpot in 1985 with Shirley's first big hit As We Lay. Shirley's tremendous vocal talent transcended the gimmicks of the time. That song was a huge pop hit and Go On Without You was one of the follow ups from her debut album. Shirley continued to have R & B hits and this comp has them all. When her run ended in the early 90s, Shirley Murdock returned to gospel and appeared in a lot of gospel plays through the 90s. Shirley returned to recording with the 2001 CD Home. She co-produced with husband Dale Degroat. her latest CD is 2007's Soulfood on Tyscot Records. She's a tremendous singer. Roger Troutman was going through a revival in the late 90s when he and brother Larry died as the result of a murder/suicide on Apr. 25, 1999. Here's the video for Go On Without You by Shirley Murdock.