Turk Murphy  (1915-1987)
Last updated: 04.03.19
p_murphyt.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Melvin Edward Alton "Turk" Murphy was an American composer of jazz music, trombonist and bandleader who played traditional and Dixieland jazz.. After serving in the Navy during World War II, in 1952, he headed Turk Murphy's Jazz Band, which included pianist Wally Rose, clarinetist Bob Helm, banjoist Dick Lammi, and tubaist Bob Short.
Personal remarks:
My interest in Turk Murphy stems from an EP in my possesion on which his band performs New Orleans Blues by Ferdinand Morton that became a great favourite on mine.

 


 
Websites:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Turk Murphy (1915-1987). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Little John's Rag 1949
Alabama's Ghost ?
Bay City ?
Brother Lowdown ?
Duff Campbell's Revenge ?
Five Aces ?
Gimme a Pachyderm Peanuts ?
Grump ?
I Am Pecan Pete ?
Magic Theme ?
The Minstrels of Annie Street ?  wvicon.gif
Road Apple Rag (Aka Mesa 'round) ?
Something For Annie ?
This Way Out ?
Trombone Rag ?  wvicon.gif
Turk's Blues (Aka Social Polecat) ?
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Turk Murphy & His Frisco Jazzband - Snake Rag 1973 3:07 J. Oliver  Turk Murphy
youtube15.jpg Turk Murphy: New Orleans Jazz Festival 37:53 Turk Murphy