Rose Murphy

I Wanna Be Loved by You

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New York City nightclub performer Rose Murphy kicked up a lot of noise in her act, playing jazz piano while she squealed, giggled and chee-chee'd her way through a stack of pop tunes with utter abandon and a mile of cuteness to go along with it. She landed some hits on minor labels in the late 1940s, and this 20-track compilation brings together her best known recordings for Majestic, Decca and Mercury. Her biggest and best-known hit, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," is aboard, along with "Honeysuckle Rose," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," "Jim," "Me and My Shadow," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Pennies From Heaven" and "Cecelia," her only other charting record. Murphy's cutesy style was considered quite flamboyant back in her day and taken in small doses can be quite entertaining, but 20 tracks may be a bit much for all but the most dedicated of fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:18 Spotify
2 2:35 Spotify
2:52 Spotify
4 2:43 Spotify
5 2:36 Spotify
6 2:42 Spotify
7 2:17 Spotify
8 2:23 Spotify
9 2:20 Spotify
10 2:13 Spotify
11 2:35 Spotify
12 2:30 Spotify
13 2:36 Spotify
14 2:05 Spotify
15 2:35 Spotify
16 2:46 Spotify
17 2:13 Spotify
2:11 Spotify
2:24 Spotify
20 2:17 Spotify
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