Red and Murphy’s old recordings — planned for download

Red Henry

We've had some requests in the last few years for us to make our old Red and Murphy and Co. LP records available again. In this day and age, we plan to post the tracks for inexpensive download on our website.

Here's a look at our band. We played bluegrass full-time for 11 years, mostly around the Southeast in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, but also playing festivals up the Atlantic seaboard as far as Canada.

This photo of Murphy and myself with her singing-and-songwriting sister Nancy dates from 1979 (There's a lot of nostalgia here. Those were 'tight' times. By the end of the recession in 1981-2, most of these instruments were gone!):


-and this one is of our big six-piece band in 1985 (Tuck Tucker, Bill Baker, Bob Higginbotham, Nancy Pate, Murphy, and myself):


These are the seven LP albums we made in the olden days, and the year each one was released. (The albums all featured a lot of original material, and as you can tell from this list, most of them were named for one of Murphy's songs!):

"Riding Around on Saturday Night"
, 1977

"Fast Picks and Hot Licks", 1978

"Pall Mall Reds", 1979

"My Everyday Silver is Plastic", 1980

"I Ain't Domesticated Yet", 1981

"Just Remember Where You Could Be", 1983

"Real Time Reel", 1985

-and in addition, we produced two family band cassette tapes by Red and Murphy with their Excellent Children, Casey and Chris:

"Granny Don't Dance", about 1994

"My Dixie Home", about 1995.

As I mentioned, we'd like to post this music on our site so that it will be easily available. That's the plan, and we hope to be moving on it this year. So this is just a "heads-up" for all you Red and Murphy fans out there, that some Mighty Fine bluegrass music is going to be heard for the first time in a long while!


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About Red Henry

Began playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and banjo in 1967-69. I married Murphy in 1974. We led the Red & Murphy bluegrass band, playing professionally, from 1975-87. Since then I've handled the technical side of Murphy Method cassette, videotape, and DVD production. When you call I usually answer the phone, and I'm normally the one who sends out the orders.

8 thoughts on “Red and Murphy’s old recordings — planned for download

  1. Ben from Back When

    This is good news! I actually don’t have a couple of those LPs, which surprised me. Still have a working turntable, but it’s not currently hooked up to the stereo. MP3s will be a lot more portable!

  2. Jim Travis

    Looking forward to this. I raised my kids listening to “My Everyday Silver Is Plastic”. Somewhere along the way the album is gone but the girls still know the words to “Fried Chicken”. I look froward to buying this again.

  3. Robert

    Back in the 80’s I remember a song you sang. Don’t remember the name, but the words are:

    Well here we are Pa
    On the front porch together
    Just like we said we’d always be.

    My wife and I are now on that “front porch”. She mentioned the song the other day. I sure would like to get a copy of it.


  4. Tony

    Fondly remember the band at orange and brew at UF. Would love to have a copy of riding around on Saturday night

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