Monday, March 23, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-The William Murphy Project
Song:Ignite My Fire
William H. Murphy III is a third generation preacher from Pontiac, MI. So how did he get an album on Sony Urban Music? As I said, his grandfather and father have been well known in Detroit for decades. William III followed in their footsteps. But he was always interested in writing and performing music. He was a member of a gospel group called The Nation. That group was produced by Michael Brooks and released an album on A & M Records in 1997. He moved to Atlanta in 2001 to become Minister Of Worship at Bishop Eddie L. Long's New Birth Cathedral. This is one of the biggest churches in the US and the choir even recorded an album. What got Murphy a lot of attention was when he appeared on the 2004 Shekinah Glory Ministry CD Live. Remember Praise Is What I Do? That's was William H. Murphy III singing and he wrote it too. It seems that song also got the attention of producer Warryn "Babydub" Campbell and he has a deal with Sony. He brought in producer PJ Morton and All Day was recorded live and the CD & DVD was released on Sony Urban Music in Aug. 2005. I'm not sure but I think PJ Morton is the son of the well known New Orleans preacher/singer Bishop Paul S. Morton. It appears that this album was originally supposed to be on EMI Gospel under Long's deal with them but there may have been some sort of split between Long & Murphy. Murphy is a very powerful performer and I do recommend his music. William H. Murphy III now leads his own dReam Center Church in Atlanta and released his CD The Sound on his own label in May 2007. Here's William H. Murphy III performing Ignite The Fire from the All Day DVD. This video is not on Youtube.