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Turk Murphy's Jazz Band

Band, *1952 US
Jazz

Melvin Edward Alton “Turk” Murphy (born Palermo, California, December 16, 1915; died of bone cancer in San Francisco, California, May 30, 1987) was renowned as a trombonist and bandleader who played traditional and dixieland jazz in San Francisco.Among other venues, Murphy's band played his nightclub "Earthquake McGoons," which opened in 1960 and moved three times, from 99 Broadway to 630 Clay in 1964, the Embarcadero in 1979 and Pier 39 in 1983, before closing in 1984.In the mid-1960s, "Turk" Murphy was hired by San Francisco 49ers General Manager Lou Spadia, to play at Kezar Stadium.

     
Members
Bill Stanley
tu, b
PortraitBob Scobey
tr 1916-1963 MX
PortraitBob Helm
cl *1914 US
PortraitTurk Murphy
tb, voc 1915-1987 US
PortraitDon Kinch
tu, tr
PortraitBill Napier
cl 1926-1992 US
PortraitGeorge Bruns
tu, tb 1914-1983 US
PortraitLeon Oakley
cor US
Pat Patton
bj US
Thad Wilkerson
dr
Pete Clute
p *1933 US
PortraitJim Maihack
tu US
PortraitCarl Lunsford
bj, voc US
Phil Howe
cl, ss US
Burt Bales
p
PortraitBill Newman
bj US
Thad Vandon
dr, voc US
Skippy Anderson
p
PortraitBill Carroll
tu, tb
Stan Ward
dr
Squire Girsh
b
Popular Tracks   
Oh, Daddy on Turk Murphy's Jazz Band Favorites by Turk Murphy
Canal Street Blues on Dixieland Days by Various Artists
I Am Pecan Pete (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
See See Rider (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
Yama Yama Man (Live) [feat. Jimmie Stanislaus] on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
Buddy's Habit (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
Bull Trombone (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
Struttin' with Some Barbeque (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
You Rascal, You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) (Live) [feat. Jimmie Stanislaus] on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band
Doctor Jazz (Live) on Inverness Music Festival 1976 by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
New Orleans StompTurk Murphy's Jazz Band2012Album
Weary BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1999Album
Live From The Rathskellar San Francisco — April 5, 1978Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1998Album
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band at the Italian Village 1952-53Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1995Album
Favorites, Vol.2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1995Compil.
Jazz Band BallGeorge Lewis & His New Orleans Music, Turk Murphy's Jazz Band, Kid Ory And His Creole Jazz Band, Pete Daily's Rhythm Kings1991Compil.
In Concert Vol. 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1990Album
In Concert - Vol. 1Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1990Album
Southern StompsTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1988Album
FavoritesTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1986Compil.
Concert In The ParkTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1986Album
San Francisco Jazz Volume TwoTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1985Album
The Biggest Bear Stomp Of All!!!Turk Murphy's Jazz Band & The Salty Dogs1981Album
In Concert - Vol. 3Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1980Album
In Concert - Vol. 1Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1980Album
In Concert Vol. 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1980Album
A Natural HighTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1979Album
Oz Turk - The Australian AlbumTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1979Album
Turk Murphy's Frisco Jazz Band Live!Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1974Album
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band Volume 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1973Album
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band Volume 1Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1973Album
The Many Faces Of RagtimeTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1972Album
Music Of The Massachusetts Traditional Jazz ClubBarry Martyn's Band, Turk Murphy's Jazz Band, Cap'N John Handy's RCA Victor Jazz Band1968Album
At The RoundtableTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1959Album
Turk Murphy's San Francisco Jazz Vol.2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1957Album
New Orleans ShuffleTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1957Album
Turk Murphy's San Francisco JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1957Album
When The Saints Go Marching In / Maryland, My MarylandTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1956Single
A Theme From The Threepenny Opera (Mack The Knife) / A Theme From The Threepenny Opera (Moritat)Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars / Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1956Single
Dancing JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Album
Turk Murphy's Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
Mack The Knife / Maryland, My MarylandTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
Dancing JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
Jazz Band BallGeorge Lewis & His New Orleans Music / Turk Murphy's Jazz Band / Kid Ory And His Creole Jazz Band / Pete Daily's Rhythm Kings1955Album
Barrelhouse Jazz - Volume 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
Dancing JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Album
Turk Murphy's Red Hot MamasTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
Bar-Room JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1955Single
When The Saints Go Marching InTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1954Album
Barrelhouse JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1954Single
Turk Murphy And His Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1954Single
Turk No. 3Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1953Album
Turk No. 4Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1953Album
Barrelhouse JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1953Album
Vol. 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1953Single
Turk 2Turk Murphy's Jazz Band1952Album
Struttin With Some Barbecue / Waiting For The Robert E. LeeTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1950Album
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee / Struttin' With Some BarbecueTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1950Album
1919 Rag / Curse Of An Aching HeartTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1950Album
Papa Dip/Turks BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1949Album
Grandpa's Spells/All The Wrongs You've Done To MeTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1949Album
New Orleans Stomp/Trouble In MindTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1949Album
When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Chimes BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz Band1949Album
St. James Infirmary / By And ByTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Little John's Rag / He's Just A Cousin Of MineTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
unknownTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
CharlestonTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band San Francisco MemoriesTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Papa Dip / Turk's BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
The Best Of Turk Murphy's San Francisco Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Live At Easy StreetTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
I Had Someone Else Before I Had YouTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Turk Murphy's San Francisco Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Let The Good Times RollTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
San Francisco JazzTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Turk Murphy Plays Jelly Roll MortonTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Live At Easy StreetTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Theme From Good Neighbor Sam / By And ByTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Mecca Flat BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Turk Murphy's San Francisco Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
CharlestonTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Turk No. 1Turk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Turk Murphy's Jazz BandTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
After You've Gone / A Closer Walk With TheeTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Minstrels Of Annie Street / Hot Time In The Old TownTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
Hot Time In The Old Town / Minstrels Of Annie StreetTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Bay City / Cakewalkin' BabiesTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Shake That Thing / Kansas City Man BluesTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Trombone Rag / Ragtime DanceTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Darktown Strutters Ball / Irish Black BottomTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
All The Wrongs You've Done To Me / Grandpa's SpellsTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Running WildTurk Murphy's Jazz BandSingle
By And By / St. James InfirmaryTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
Mesa 'Round / Oh DaddyTurk Murphy's Jazz BandAlbum
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