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Phil Elwood's Tribute to Turk Murphy

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 116 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Phil Elwood produced this memorial tribute to the great San Francisco jazz trombonist Turk Murphy, who died on May 30, 1987. Turk played in a number of Bay Area jazz bands during the mid part of the 20th Century and made a number of recordings as well. In this program Elwood plays a wide assortment of Dixieland influenced jazz tunes from the 1940s and 50s. Included are a couple songs recorded at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral in 1977 as well as several from Turk's concert at Carnegie Hall.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Ory's Creole Trombone -- Brother Lowdown -- Kansas City Man Blues -- Yellow Dog Blues -- When I Move to the Sky -- Ace In the Hole -- Curse of an Aching Heart -- Wise Guys -- Square Face -- Little John's Rag -- Big Bear Stomp -- Trombone Rag -- Duff Campbell's Revenge
Performers:  Turk Murphy, trombone (all selections)
Yerba Buena Jass Band
Bunk Johnson, trumpet (When ; Ace)
Sister Lottie Peavey, vocals (When)
Clancy Hayes, vocals (Ace)
Eddie Condon Band (Duff)
Genre:  Jazz
Subject:  Murphy, Turk; Jazz; Trombone music; Dixieland music; Ragtime music
People:  Elwood, Phil; Murphy, Turk; Johnson, Bunk, 1879-1949; Peavey, Sister Lottie ; Hayes, Clancy
Recording Date:  6/7/1987
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  The Santa Claus Blues -- The Camp Meeting Blues -- Come Back, Sweet Papa -- My Heart -- He's A Cousin Of Mine -- [several unidentified songs from Turk's last gig at Carnegie Hall in 1987 including] Minstrels Of Annie Street -- Bay City
Performers:  Turk Murphy, trombone, vocals (all selections)
Bill Napier, clarinet (Come)
George Brunis, tuba (Come)
Don Kinch, cornet, (Come)
Genre:  Jazz
Subject:  Murphy, Turk; Jazz; Trombone music; Dixieland music
People:  Elwood, Phil; Murphy, Turk; Napier, Bill, 1926-; Brunis, George, 1900-1974; Kinch, Don
Recording Date:  6/7/1987
 
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