Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy's Hip Parade/Playing the Field

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The third of Mark Murphy's three Capitol LPs (all of which are long out of print) features the singer performing six songs apiece with an unidentified big band arranged by Bill Holman and an unknown trio; why was the personnel not listed? Murphy is swinging, already displaying an individual voice although the renditions are generally brief. Highlights include "Put the Blame on Mame," "Swinging on a Star," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "As Long As I Live."

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