Vocalist/songwriter Shirley Murdock is most beneficial known for the ethereal ballad “ONCE WE Lay,” that was made by Roger Troutman. Murdock began performing gospel music in her indigenous Toledo. Troutman employed her like a history vocalist for his family’s group Zapp, who experienced several strikes on Warner Brothers (or its Reprise imprint). Predicated on this achievement, Troutman began documenting songs with Murdock and business lead singer Sugarfoot from the Ohio Players, amongst others, at his Dayton-based documenting studio room Troutman Sound Labs. Murdock and Troutman’s 1st charting solitary was a Warner solitary released as Roger (Featuring Shirley Murdock), “Lady, Cut It Out,” which charted at quantity 79 R&B in early 1985. Murdock was authorized to Elektra Information using the pumping “FORGET ABOUT,” which managed to get to quantity 24 R&B in early 1986. After that came her personal hit, “ONCE WE Lay,” compiled by Zapp’s Larry Troutman and keyboardist Billy Beck (from the Ohio Players). The sensitive, melancholy ballad managed to get towards the R&B TOP and peaked at quantity 23 play 1986. Her LP Shirley Murdock proceeded to go platinum, also helped along from the follow-up strikes “Continue Without You” and “Become Totally free.” She also released full-lengths in 1988 (A Woman’s Perspective) and 1991 (Allow There Be Like). In early 2000, Murdock toured within the inspirational/gospel play, BE CAUTIOUS EVERYTHING YOU Pray For with Cuba Gooding and David Peaston.