Tim Murray
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Tim Murray

Birmingham, Michigan, United States

Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Band Jazz R&B


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7-inch: 'Thinking of You' B/W
'Street People'
Streaming/samples on www.detroittracks.com: 'Hey Girl,' 'Talkin' 'Bout You,' 'Hundred Pounds of Clay,' 'Soul Man,' 'Ain't Iy Funny,' 'Street People,' 'My Way,' 'Hard Times,' 'Poor Side of Town,' 'One For My Baby,' 'Beyond the Sea' and others


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Long before it was a record label, "Detroit Tracks" was actually the world where Tim Murray was employed. He spent 35 years working the horse-racing tracks of greater Detroit. During that time, he got to know and study many of Detroit's music legends who frequented those tracks while he, himself, was creating a stir with his own singing and show productions. His arena also blended with Motown artists at Greg's Diner - footsteps away from Hitsville, USA - where he would wait for his future wife to finish her shift at the nearby hospital and would see the creators of music he loved, from Marvin Gaye to Levi Stubbs, enjoying fries and a corned beef sandwich. Hooked on the Motor City's music explosion, Tim became a 'keeper of the flame' as he worked, raised his young family and found time to cull from his own thoughts and life experiences the lyrics and music for songs of his own. In 1982 he penned "Thinking of You" and found, at the track, Detroit producer Mel Davis. Mel's talent and expertise helped Tim form his own record label while listeners from Detroit (including radio stations WQBH, WGPR and others) to England and now around the world have been able to enjoy hearing originals "Thinking of You," "Hard Times" and "Street People," as well as Tim's recordings of others' music and readings of his collective works. England's rhythm-and-blues publication 'Voices from the Shadows' reviews Tim's work in several issues:
Tim Murray, "Thinking of You," a very in-demand 7-inch...of this Michigan mover with a stunning...fine, mellow mid-tempo groove..."Thinking of You," one of the best blue-eyed slabs of Motor City Soul.-Rod Dearlove
I imagine quite a few DJs and collectors will be featuring this one; absolute Detroit magic, worth every penny...-Gary Welsh
In addition...
"I don't remember exactly where it was, but I'll never forget the first time I heartd Tim Murray perform. His voice rang out loud and clear, with just a touch of raspiness, all the way out to the coat check. I knew instantly why his style had been dubbed 'Blue-Eyed Soul,' because Tim literally poured his soul into every song, most of which he penned himself. To this day, I can still hear the throbbing, rumbling sound of "Street People," still one of my all-time favorite Murray tunes. Give these cuts a listen and see-or, should I say, hear- for yourself the amazing sound of Detroit Tracks."-John Altomare, aka "Dr. Rock" WOMC- 104.3 FM
With his years of working at Detroit race tracks and Ford Motor Company behind him and with his family successfully-raised, Tim now continues to expand his love of what has been called 'Real Detroit Style and 'blue-eyed soul.' "To me," Tim says, "soul, country, rhythm-and-blues and pop are all from the same family. Detroit Tracks, I believe, exemplifies this theory, and I have tried to do what any Detroit born-and-raised Motown-loving singer would do: 'touch 'em all!"