Label: Secret Stash Records - SSR-CD-290 • Format: CD Album Digi-Pack • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Funk
A ugusta, GA native William "Mickey" Murray had a long and reasonably successful career in the music business, most of it spent in the company of Macon garage owner and record producer Bobby Smith. Sadly for Murray he never really established his own musical identity, as he was rather under the spell of the twin giants of black music from those two cities, Otis Redding and James Brown.
M urray had hustled for gigs locally for several years before Smith took him into a studio to recut a song he had originally recorded on Otis Redding several years before. For my tastes the ballad flip Lonely Room has considerably more to it. An LP Going Back To Alabama - Mickey Murray - People Are Together released to cash in the following year comprising all four issued tracks plus some covers in the 60s LP fashion.
But there was one excellent cut that never made it onto a 45, the fine deep Treat Him Right. Both these were upbeat like most of his SSS Int. Funk fans will also be aware that he was the lead singer for the Jungle Band in the 70s. You can find it here. Back to artist index Top of Page. Mickey Murray A ugusta, GA native William "Mickey" Vaaraayo - Various - Romantic Songs Under The Moonlit Night had a long and reasonably successful career in the music business, most of it spent in the company of Macon garage owner and record producer Bobby Smith.
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