Chanteur Country US n le 13 Mars 1945 Dallas (Texas).

In many ways, Michael Martin Murphey has the career that Michael Nesmith of the Monkees with whom Murphey performed early in both of their careers might've had if he'd never been picked for the NBC series. A guitarist/songwriter, Murphey led the country-rock group the Lewis & Clarke Expedition in the mid-to-late '60s and had some pop success, and even got one song, "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?," recorded by the Monkees (with Nesmith singing lead, natch). His songs were cut by the likes of Flatt & Scruggs, Kenny Rogers, Roger Miller, and Bobbie Gentry, and he eventually began recording for A&M Records, and later for Epic Records, where he enjoyed a huge pop hit in the 1970s with "Wildfire." For a time he was known as the Cosmic Cowboy after one of his early songs. Murphey moved to Liberty Records in the early '80s and later jumped to Warner Bros., where his interest in cowboy and Native American subjects led to the foundation of the Warner Western imprint, a subsidiary label devoted to cowboy music and poetry.
Murphey was born in Dallas, TX, and quickly took to playing the ukulele. He had a special love for cowboy stories and songs and also read avidly as a boy especially the work of Mark Twain and William Faulkner and was writing poetry before he was in his teens. He began performing as an amateur while in junior high school and within a few years was playing the clubs around Dallas in the early '60s, combining country, folk, and rock music. Somehow, despite the inherently conservative nature of all of those audiences, Murphey made it work, and he formed a band with a decent following in the area around Dallas. He studied poetry and writing at the University of California, and soon after arriving in the Golden State he was signed up as a songwriter with Sparrow Music. By 1964, he was a popular figure in the folk clubs around Los Angeles and had formed up with three like-minded musicians, Nesmith, John London, and John Raines, under the name the Trinity River Boys, who recorded one never-to-be-released album before disbanding.
In 1967, Murphey formed the Lewis & Clarke Expedition with Owen Castleman (aka Boomer Clarke). This group recorded one self-titled album for the Colgems label not coincidentally, the label for which the Monkees, of whom Nesmith was a member, recorded and got a moderate hit out of the single "I Feel Good (I Feel Bad)." It was around this time that the Monkees recorded Murphey's "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?"
Murphey left Los Angeles in 1968 to take up residence in the San Gabriel Mountains, where his songwriting blossomed anew. He was signed to Screen Gems (the publishing arm of Columbia Pictures, which also owned Colgems) as a songwriter, and with the exposure that he received from this association, both songs recorded by Flatt & Scruggs and Bobbie Gentry. It was Kenny Rogers who gave Murphey his best showcase as a songwriter, however, by cutting an entire album, The Ballad of Calico, comprised of songs Murphey had written about a Mojave Desert ghost town.
Back in Texas, in the Austin area, during the early '70s, he resumed his singer/songwriter career and fell in with Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, and B.W. Stevenson. He also put together a new band that specialized in country-rock and folk-rock. In 1971, he was signed to his first solo recording contract on A&M Records, and his first album, Geronimo's Cadillac (1972), yielded a modest hit in the title song, which was covered by several other artists, including Hoyt Axton, and also taken up as an anthem by Native American civil rights activists. A second album, Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir, was well received critically and also a modest hit in the Austin area.
In 1974, Murphey moved to Epic Records, a division of Columbia, and recorded the first of six albums, Michael Murphey, that same year. It was his second album, Blue Sky - Night Thunder, recorded in 1975, however, that marked Murphey's commercial breakthrough. He had first heard the story about a ghost horse rescuing people on the desert when he was a boy, from his grandfather, and Murphey dreamed of something similar one night as an adult and set it down to music and words in half an hour that same evening. The resulting song, "Wildfire," got to number three on the pop charts in 1975 and became Murphey's first gold record. Another song off of the same album, "Carolina in the Pines," also made the Top 30.
He saw more success with Swans Against the Sun which included his first country chart hit, "A Mansion on the Hill" and "Flowing Free Forever," both in 1976. "Cherokee Fiddle" off of that album was a modestly successful single for Murphey, but six years later Johnny Lee brought it into the Top Ten and into the movie Urban Cowboy. Up until 1981, he'd been known as Michael Murphey, but that year he began making a series of film acting appearances, starting with Gus Trikonis' Take This Job and Shove It, and began using his middle name in films and on albums, as a way of distinguishing himself from the actor Michael Murphy (Manhattan).
In 1982, Murphey signed a recording contract with Liberty Records, which yielded two original albums, Michael Martin Murphey and The Heart Never Lies, as well as a best-of made up of superb re-recordings of his A&M and Epic hits as well as his original Liberty hits "Still Taking Chances," "Love Affairs," "Don't Count the Rainy Days," "Will It Be Love," and "Radio Land," the latter a sort of country-flavored equivalent to "American Pie." By that time he'd been voted Best New Male Vocalsist of the year 1983 by the American Country Music Association. Additionally, his re-recording of "Carolina in the Pines" rose to the country Top Ten in 1985, outperforming the original Epic version.
In 1985, Murphey moved to Warner Bros. records, making his debut on the label with Tonight We Ride. A year later he got to the country Top Five with "A Face in the Crowd," recorded with Holly Dunn, and then reached the number one spot with "A Long Line of Love." Murphey's singles chart success slackened off after 1989 with "Never Givin' Up on Love," which had been used in the Clint Eastwood film Pink Cadillac that same year.
It was after this that Murphey returned to one of the first loves of his life, cowboy music. In 1990, he cut an album, Cowboy Songs, made up of traditional and well-known popular songs from the genre, including "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." That record uncovered a niche waiting to be filled, selling several times more than any of Murphey's other Warner Bros. releases. That success, in turn, led the label to establish its Warner Western imprint, which, in addition to Murphey (who also produces a lot of the work), has also recorded the harmony group the Sons of the San Joachin, veteran singing cowboy Herb Jeffries, and poet Waddie Mitchell.
Murphey has since recorded two subsequent albums of Western songs. Cowboy Songs III (1993) features a duo with the late Marty Robbins, no doubt inspired by the success of Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" duo with her own father using a voice track recorded by Robbins in 1960 on the song "Big Iron." In 1996, Murphey released a live album on which he is backed by a full orchestra. He has also organized a series of annual celebrations of the American West, called West Fest, which he stages in various western states. Cowboy Songs 4 appeared in 1998 and several collections followed. In summer 2002, his storytelling continued on Cowboy Classics: Playing Favorites II. Buckaroo Blue Grass appeared in 2009 from Rural Rhythm Records, followed by Cowboy Classics: Old West Cowboy Collection later that same year. Lone Cowboy, a solo live set recorded at the Western Jubilee Warehouse in Colorado Springs, appeared early in 2010.

http://www.michaelmartinmurphey.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Piano, Actor

Style musical : Western, Traditional Country, Country Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3J1J61VsYM

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

06/1972 SP A & M 1368-S (US) Michael MURPHEY - Geronimo's Cadillac / Boy From The Country
1972 SP Regal Zonophone 1C 006-93822 (GER) Michael MURPHEY - Geronimo's Cadillac / Boy From The Country
1972 SP Regal Zonophone 3C 006 93822 (I) Michael MURPHEY - Geronimo's Cadillac / Boy From The Country
05/1973 SP A & M 1447-S (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Cosmic Cowboy / Temperature Train
05/1973 SP A & M 1447 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Cosmic Cowboy [mono] / Cosmic Cowboy [stereo]
1973 SP A & M 1459-S (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Calico Silver / Blessing In Disguise
05/1974 SP EPIC 5-11130 (US) Michael MURPHEY - Holy Roller / Rye By-The-Sea
05/1974 SP EPIC 5-11130 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Holy Roller [mono] / Holy Roller [stereo]
08/1974 SP EPIC 8-50014 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Fort Worth I Love You / You Can Only Say So Much
02/1975 SP EPIC 8-50084 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire / Night Thunder
1975 SP EPIC EPC S 3242 (GER) Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire / Night Thunder
1975 SP EPIC EPC 3242 (NL) Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire / Night Thunder
02/1975 SP EPIC 8-50084 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire [mono] / Wildfire [stereo]
08/1975 SP EPIC 8-50131 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Carolina In The Pines / Without My Lady There
08/1975 SP EPIC 8-50131 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Carolina In The Pines [mono] / Carolina In The Pines [stereo]
1975 SP EPIC EPC S 3637 (GER) Michael MURPHEY - Carolina In The Pines / Without My Lady There
1975 SP EPIC EPC 3637  (S) Michael MURPHEY - Carolina En Los Pinos - Carolina In The Pines / Without My Lady There
12/1975 SP EPIC 8-50184 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Renegade / A Mansion On The Hill
12/1975 SP EPIC 8-50184 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Renegade [short version] / Renegade [long version]
12/1975 SP EPIC 8-50184 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - A Mansion On The Hill [mono] / A Mansion On The Hill [stereo]
1975 SP A & M 1712-S (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Blessing In Disguise / Geronimo's Cadillac
1976 SP EPIC EPC S 3978 (GER) Michael MURPHEY - Renegade / A Mansion On The Hill
1976 SP EPIC EPC 3978 (S) Michael MURPHEY - Desertor / Una Casa En La Colina
03/1976 SP EPIC 8-50214 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Rhythm Of The Rain / Swans Against The Sun
12/1976 SP EPIC 8-50319 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Cherokee Fiddle / Running Wide Open
1976 SP EPIC MEMORY LANE 15-2348 (US) .

Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire / A Mansion On The Hill

03/1977 SP EPIC 8-50369 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Changing Woman / North Wind And A Neon Moon
03/1978 SP EPIC 8-50540 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Nothing Is Your Own / Song Dog
06/1978 SP EPIC 8-50572 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Paradise Tonight / Song Dog
06/1978 SP EPIC 8-50572 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Paradise Tonight / Paradise Tonight
08/1978 SP TRAV ‎MA 1190 (US) . What's It All About? - Jos Feliciano featuring his music and an interview with the artist / Michael Murphey featuring his music an interview with the artist
04/1979 SP EPIC 8-50586 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Chain Gang / Lightning
07/1979 SP EPIC 9-50739 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Backslider's Wine / South Coast
07/1979 SP EPIC 9-50739 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - Backslider's Wine [mono] / Backslider's Wine [stereo]
05/1981 SP EPIC 19-02075 (US) . Michael MURPHEY & Kathy MOFFATT - Take It As It Comes / Hard Country
02/1982 SP LIBERTY B-1455 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - The Two-Step Is Easy / Lost River
02/1982 SP LIBERTY P-B-1455 (US) (promo) . Michael MURPHEY - The Two-Step Is Easy / The Two-Step Is Easy
06/1982 SP LIBERTY B-1466 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - What's Forever For / Crystal
09/1982 SP LIBERTY UP 656 (UK) Michael MURPHEY - What's Forever For / Crystal
1982 SP LIBERTY 1A 006-83348 (NL) Michael MURPHEY - What's Forever For / Crystal
10/1982 SP LIBERTY B-1486 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Still Taking Chances / Lost River
02/1983 SP LIBERTY B-1494 (US) . Michael MURPHEY - Love Affairs / Crystal
08/1983 SP LIBERTY B-1505 (US) Don't Count The Rainy Days / Heart Never Lies
12/1983 SP LIBERTY B-1514 (US) Will It Be Love By Morning / Goodbye Money Mountain
03/1984 SP LIBERTY B-1517 (US) Disenchanted / Scared Heart
1984 SP LIBERTY 1A 006-20 0384 7 (NL) Disenchanted / Scared Heart
07/1984 SP LIBERTY B-1523 (US) . Radio Land / Heart Never Lies
10/1984 SP EMI B-8243 (US) What She Wants / Still Taking Chances
04/1985 SP EMI B-8265 (US) Carolina In The Pines / Cherokee Fiddle
04/1985 SP EMI P-B-8265 (US) (promo) . Carolina In The Pines / Carolina In The Pines
11/1985 SP WARNER BROS. PRO-S-2409 (US) (promo) . Colorado Christmas (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) / The Cowboys' Christmas Ball (Michael Martin Murphey with Riders In The Sky)
01/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28797 (US) . Tonight We Ride / Santa Fe Carolina
05/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28694 (US) . Rollin' Nowhere / Face To Face With The Night
08/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28598 (US) . Fiddlin' Man / Ghost Town
12/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28471 (US) . Face In The Crowd (Michael Martin Murphey & Holly DUNN) / You're History
12/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28471 (US) (promo) . Michael Martin Murphey & Holly DUNN - A Face In The Crowd / A Face In The Crowd
04/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28370 (US) . Long Line Of Love / Worlds Apart
09/1987 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28168 (US) I'm Gonna Miss You Girl / Running Blood
1987 SP WARNER BROS. PRO-S-2869 (US) (promo) . The Cowboys' Christmas Ball (Michael Martin Murphey) / Colorado Christmas (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
02/1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-27947 (US) Talkin' To The Wrong Man (duet with Ryan Murphey) / What Am I Doin' Hangin' Around
07/1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-27810 (US) . Pilgrims On The Way / Still Got The Fire
1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-21895 (US) . Talkin' To The Wrong Man / I'm Gonna Miss You Girl
11/1988 SP WARNER BROS. 7-27668 (US) . From The Word Go / Vanishing Breed
03/1989 SP WARNER BROS. 7-22970 (US) Never Givin' Up On Love / Desperation Road
08/1989 SP WARNER BROS. 7-22765 (US) . Family Tree / Woodsmoke In The Wind
12/1989 SP WARNER BROS. 7-22666 (US) . Route 66 / Jukebox
07/1990 SP WARNER BROS. 7-19724 (US) . Cowboy Logic / Spanish Is The Loving Tongue
02/1991 SP WARNER BROS. 7-19412 (US) . Let The Cowboy Dance / Red River Valley
08/1991 SP WARNER BROS. 7-19290 (US) . What Am I Doing Here / Where Do Cowboys Go When They Die
04/1992 SP WARNER BROS. 7-18928 (US) . I'm Gonna Miss You Girl / I Don't Do Floors
01/1994 SP WARNER BROS. 7-18321 (US) .

Big Iron (Michael Martin Murphey with Marty ROBBINS) / Cowboy Logic (Michael Martin Murphey)







Albums

06/1972 LP 12" A & M SP-4358 (US) GERONIMO'S CADILLAC - Michael MURPHEY - Geronimo's Cadillac / Natchez Trace / Calico Silver / Harbor For My Soul / Rainbow Man / Waking Up / Crack Up In Las Cruces / Boy From The Country / What Am I Doing Hangin' Around? / Michael Angelo's Blues (Song For Hogman) / Backslider's Wine / Lights of the City
04/1973 LP 12" A & M SP-4388 (US) COSMIC COWBOY SOUVENIR - Michael MURPHEY - Cosmic Cowboy, Pt.1 / Alleys Of Austin / South Canadian River Song / Blessing In Disguise / Temperature Train / Drunken Lady Of The Morning / Prometheus Busted / Honolulu / Rolling Hills
1974 LP 12" EPIC KE-32835 (US) MICHAEL MURPHEY - Nobody's Gonna Tell Me How To Play My... / Healing Springs / Rye By-The-Sea / You Can Only Say So Much / Observer / Holy Roller / Good Ol' Natural Habits / Fort Worth I Love You / Ace In The Hole / Southwestern Pilgrimage
01/1975 LP 12" EPIC KE-33290 (US) BLUE SKY - NIGHT THUNDER - Michael MURPHEY - Wildfire / Carolina In The Pines / Desert Rat / Wild Bird / Blue Sky Riding Song / Medicine Man / Secret Mountain Hideout / Without My Lady There / Night Thunder / Rings Of Life
11/1975 LP 12" EPIC KE-33851 (US) SWANS AGAINST THE SUN - Michael MURPHEY - Swans Against The Sun / Renegade / Rhythm Of The Road / Pink Lady / Mansion On The Hill / Dancing In The Meadow / Temple Of The Sun / Buffalo Gun / Wild West Show / Natural Bridges / Seasons Change
10/1976 LP 12" EPIC PE-34220 (US) FLOWING FREE FOREVER - Michael MURPHEY - Flowing Free Forever / North Wind And A New Moon / Cherokee Fiddle / See How All The Horses Come Dancing / Yellow House / Changing Woman / High Country Caravan / Running Wide Open / Our Lady Of Sante Fe / Wandering Minstrel
02/1978 LP 12" EPIC KE-35013 (US) LONEWOLF - Michael MURPHEY - Nothing Is Your Own / Paradise Tonight / No Man's Land / Loners / Song Dog / Arrows In The Darkness / Hard To Live Together / Night Patrol / Loving Time / Song Dog
02/1979 LP 12" EPIC JE-35742 (US) PEAKS, VALLEYS, HONKY TONKS & ALLEYS - Michael MURPHEY - Cosmic Cowboy - Cosmic Breakdown / Another Cheap Western - Western Movies / Years Behind Bars / Backslider's Wine / Geronimo's Cadillac / South Coast / Chain Gang / Once a Drifter / Texas Morning / Lightning
05/1981 LP 12" EPIC SE-37367 (US)

HARD COUNTRY - Hard Country (Michael Murphey with Katy Moffatt) / Hard Partyin'Country Darlin' (Michael Murphey) / Texas ((When I Die) (Tanya TUCKER) / Cowboy Cadillac (Michael Murphey) / Break My Mind (Michael Murphey) / Take It As It Comes (Michael Murphey with Katy Moffatt) / Somebody Must Have Loved You Right Last Night (Tanya TUCKER) / Gonna Love You Antway (Tanya TUCKER) / I Love You So Much It Hurts (Jerry Lee LEWIS) / West Texas (Joe ELY)

1981 LP 12" A & M SP-3134 (US) GERONIMO'S CADILLAC - Michael MURPHEY - Geronimo's Cadillac / Natchez Trace / Calico Silver / Harbor For My Soul / Rainbow Man / Waking Up / Crack Up In Las Cruces / Boy From The Country / What Am I Doing Hangin' Around? / Michael Angelo's Blues (Song For Hogman) / Backslider's Wine / Lights of the City
03/1982 LP 12" LIBERTY LT-51120 (US) MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY - Still Taking Chances / The Two-Step Is Easy / What's Forever For / Take It Like A Man / First Taste Of Freedom / Love Affairs / Ring Of Truth / Crystal / Lost River / Heart In The Right Place
08/1983 LP 12" LIBERTY LT-51150 (US) THE HEART NEVER LIES - Will It Be Love By Morning / Don't Count The Rainy Days / Disenchanted / Goodbye Money Mountain / Radio Land / May This Time / Showdown / Sacred Heart / Crazy Blue / The Heart Never Lies
10/1984 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-17143 (US) THE BEST OF MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY - Carolina In The Pines / Geronimo's Cadillac / Cherokee Fiddle / Still Taking Chances / What's Forever For / Wildfire / What She Wants / Love Affairs / Disenchanted / Don't Count The Rainy Days / Will It Be Love By Morning / Radio Land
02/1986 LP 12" WARNER BROS. B1-25369 (US) TONIGHT WE RIDE - Tonight We Ride / Rollin' Nowhere / Innocent Hearts / Close To My Heart / Face To Face With The Night / Building Bridges / Fiddlin' Man / I'll Break Out Again Tonight / One That Got Away / Santa Fe Cantina / Ghost Town
03/1987 LP 12" WARNER BROS. B1-25500 US) AMERICANA - A Face In The Crowd / A Long Line Of Love / Once Upon A Time / Out Of Touch / Almost Free / Worlos Apart / No One Else But You / You're History / My Darling Wherever You Are / I'm Never Gonna Let You Go
03/1988 CD WARNER BROS. 9 25644-2 (US) RIVER OF TIME - From The Word Go / Talkin' To The Wrong Man / River Of Time / Vanishing Breed / Pilgrims On The Way (Matthew's Song) / The Running Blood / Children Of The Wild World / (I'm Gonna) Miss You Girl / What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round? / Still Got The Fire
06/1989 CD WARNER BROS. 9 25894-2 (US) LAND OF ENCHANTMENT - Never Givin' Up On Love / Got To Pay The Fiddler / Route 66 / Land Of Enchantment / Jukebox / Woodsmoke In The Wind / The Heart Knows The Truth / Land Of The Navajo / Desperation Road / Family Tree
07/1990 CD CURB D2-77336 (US) THE BEST OF COUNTRY - What's Forever For / Still Taking Chances / Carolina In The Pines / What She Wants / The Two-Step Is Easy / Hearts In The Right Place / Love Affairs / Ring Of Truth / Lost River / Crystal
08/1990 CD WARNER BROS. 9 26308-2 (US) COWBOY SONGS - Cowboy Logic / I Ride an Old Paint - Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo, Git Along... / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Tying Knots In The Devil's Tail / The Old Chisholm Trail / Home On The Range / What Am I Doing Here / Wild Ripplin' Waters / The Yellow Rose Of Texas / Spanish Is The Lovin' Tongue Cowboy Pride / Red River Valley / Let The Cowboy Dance / Jack Of Diamonds / Texas Rangers / When The Work's All Done This Fall / The Streets Of Laredo / O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Where Do Cowboys Go When They / Die - Reincarnation / Goodbye Old Paint Happy Trails
05/1991 CD WARNER BROS. 2-26647 (US) COWBOY CHRISTMAS - COWBOY SONGS II - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day - Old Time... / Jolly Old St. Nicholas - The Christmas Letter / The Creak Of The Leather / Christmas On The Line (The Line Rider's Christmas) / Sleigh Ride - Jingle Bells / The Christmas Trail / Merry Texas Christmas You All! / Ridin' Home On Christmas Eve / Corn, Water And Wood / The Cowboy Christmas Ball / Polka Medley: Good King Wenceslas - Under The... / Christmas Cowboy Style / The Santa Claus Schottische: Up On The House... / Two-Step 'Round The Christmas Tree / Two Step Medley: Cotton-Eyed Joe - Deck The... / Log Cabin Home In The Sky / Waltz Medley: O Christmas Tree - Pearls In The Snow - Good Night Ladies - Auld Lang Syne - The Christmas...
1992 CD CEMA S21-57075 (US) WHAT'S FOREVER FOR - What's Forever For / Don't Count The Rainy Days / Radio Land / Love Affairs / The Two-Step Is Easy / Disenchanted / The Heart Never Lies / Maybe This Time / Will It Be Love By Morning / What She Wants
10/1993 CD WARNER BROS. 9 45423-2 (US) COWBOY SONGS III - Rhymes Of The Renegades - Big Iron / Rhymes Of The Renegades / Riders In The Sky / El Paso / Sonora's Death Row / Ballad Of Billy The Kid / Billy Gray / Roses And Thorns / Strawberry Roan / The Wild West Is Gonna Get Wilder / The Ballad Of Jesse James / Frank James' Farewell / Cole Younger / Belle Star / Queen Of Heartaches / Sam Bass / Birmingham Jail
12/1994 CD WARNER BROS. 9 45791-2 (US) AMERICA'S HORSE - Tennessee Stud / Running Shadow / Ponies / Wildfire / Running Blood / See How All The Horses Come / Palomino Days / Run For The Roses / Pony Man / Quarter Horse Rider (America's Horse)
09/1995 CD WARNER BROS. 9 45834-2 (US) SAGEBRUSH SYMPHONY - Sounds Of The Range / Cowboy Overture / Cowboy Logic / The Old Chisholm Trail / Down In The Valley / Red River Valley / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Cool Water / Timber Trail / Back In The Saddle Again / I'm A Happy Cowboy / Texas To A "T" / Storm On The Prairie / Riders In The Sky / Wildfire / Wind Message / Geronimo's Cadillac / Adobe Walls / Yellow Rose Of Texas / San Antonio Rose / Happy Trails
07/1997 CD WARNER BROS. 46584 (US) THE HORSE LEGENDS - Tennessee Stud / Running Shadow / Ponies / Wildfire / The Running Blood / See How All The Horses Come Dancing / Palomino Days / Run For The Roses / The Pony Man / Quarter Horse Rider (America's Horse)
07/1998 CD VALLEY VE 15007-2 (US) COWBOY SONGS FOUR - Song From Lonesome Dove / Trail Song Medley : Colorado Trail - Twilight / Born To Be A Cowboy / Farther Down The Line / Born To Buck Bad Luck / Easy On The Pain / Utah Carroll / Freewheeler / Rangeland Rebel / Run Toward The Light / The Bunkhouse Orchestra / Little Joe, The Wrangler / Summer Ranges / Old Horse / Night Hawk
10/1998 CD RAVEN RVCD-79 (AUS) WILDFIRE 1972-1984 - Geronimo's Cadillac / Natchez Trace / What Am I Doing Hangin' Around? / Boy From The Country / Cosmic Cowboy / Alleys Of Austin / Wildfire / Carolina In The Pines / Rhythm Of The Road / Dancing In The Meadow / Renegade / Cherokee Fiddle [From Urban Cowboy] / Nothing Is Your Own / Texas Morning / Backslider's Wine [live] / Take It As It Comes [From Hard Country] / What's Forever For / Still Takin' Chances / Don't Count The Rainy Days / What She Wants
09/1999 CD VALLEY VE 15036-2 (US) ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS CAROLS II - Home Sweet Home / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / The First Noel / In The Bleak Midwinter / Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime (Huron...) / Away In A Manger / Joy To The World / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / We Three Kings / Go Tell It On The Mountain / Silent Night / What Child Is This? / I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day / Home Sweet Home
03/2001 CD EMI / CAPITOL 30125 (US) BACK TO BACK - DAN SEALS - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY - Will It Be Love By Morning / Carolina In The Pines / What's Forever For / Still Taking Chances / Don't Count The Rainy Days / + Dan SEALS
08/2001 CD REAL WEST RWP-6005 (US) PLAYING FAVORITES - Carolina In The Pines / Adobe Walls / Cherokee Fiddle / Long Line Of Love / All The Dancing Horses / Fiddlin' Man / Cowboy Logic / I'm Gonna Miss You Girl / From The Word Go / Geronimo's Cadillac / What's Forever For / Wildfire
10/2001 CD HIP-O 314 556 698-2 (US) ULTIMATE COLLECTION - I Feel Good (I Feel Bad) / Geronimo's Cadillac / Natchez Trail / Calico Silver / Harbor For My Soul / Boy From The Country / What Am I Doing Hangin' Around? / Backslider's Wine / Drunken Lady Of The Morning / Cosmic Cowboy, Pt.1 / Wildfire / Carolina In The Pines / Cherokee Fiddle / Swans Against The Sun / Renegade / What's Forever For? / Still Taking Chances / Will It Be Love By Morning? / A Long Line Of Love / From The Word Go / I'm Gonna Miss You, Girl
05/2002 CD REAL WEST RWP-6006-2 (US) COWBOY CLASSICS - PLAYING FAVORITES II - I Ride An Old Paint / Whoopie Ti-Ti-Yo / The Old Chisolm Trail / Strawberry Roan / Red River Valley / Little Joe The Wrangler / The Colorado Trail / Tying Knots In The Devil's Tail / When The Work's All Done This Fall / The Yellow Rose Of Texas / Utah Carroll / The Streets Of Laredo / I Ride An Old Paint (Reprise)
2002 CD WILDFIRE ? (US) COWBOY CHRISTMAS III - Are You Going Home For Christmas? / The Old Times Christmas / Draggin' In The Christmas Tree / The Kill Pen / Doc's Morning Star Ranch Christmas Trilogy / The Cowboy's Christmas Prayer / The Night Before Cowboy Christmas / Riding the River Styx
03/2004 CD SMITH Music Group 5028-2 (US) LIVE AT BILLY BOB'S - Southwestern Pilgrimage / Alleys Of Austin / Carolina In The Pines / Cherokee Fiddle / A Long Line Of Love / What's Forever For / Geronimo's Cadillac / Running Shadow / Cowboy Logic / Born To Be A Cowboy / Big Iron / Wildfire / Brothers Under The Sun / Blue Sky Riding Song
08/2004 CD RAVEN RVCD-191 (AUS) GERONIMO'S CADILLAC - Geronimo's Cadillac / Natchez Trace / Calico Silver / Harbor For My Soul / Rainbow Man / Waking Up / Crack Up In Las Cruces / Boy From The Country / What Am I Doing Hangin' Around? / Michael Angelo's Blues (Song For Hogman) / Backslider's Wine / Lights Of The City / Live At The Rubiayat, Austin, Texas New Year's Eve : You Can Only Say So Much / Blood Brothers / Kansas City Catfish Man / Sikston County Wildman / Fort Worth, I Love You
10/2006 CD ACME 983232 (US) HEARTLAND COWBOY - COWBOY SONGS VOL. 3 - Free Rein / Close To The Land / Wheel Comes Around / Dry Lightning / Out Of Line / Long And Lonesome Ride To Dalhart / Storm Over The Rangeland / Ride Out The Storm / Bluebonnets / My Country Under God / America's Heartland Reprise/Simple Gifts
10/2006 CD + DVD WILDFIRE 3383 (US) THE COWBOY CHRISTMAS GIFT SET :
CD : Home Sweet Home / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / The First Nol / In The Bleak Midwinter / 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime (Huron Carole) / Away In A Manger / Joy To The World / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / We Three Kings / Go Tell It On The Mountain / Silent Night / What Child Is This / I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
DVD : Riding Home On Christmas Eve / I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day / Old Time Christmas / What Does Cowboy Have To Do With Christmas? / The Cowboys' Christmas Ball [version] / Christmas Cowboy Style / Two-Step Round The Christmas Tree / Long Line Of Love / Grandpa's Christmas - My First Horse - Old Horse / Wildfire / Running Shadow / Draggin' In The Tree / Log Cabin Home In The Sky / David Coe's Celtic Christmas Medley / Cowboy Logic / The Cowboy's Night Before Christmas / Corn Water And Wood / In The Moon Of Wintertime (The Huron Carol) / The Cowboy's Christmas Prayer / Joy To The World / Creak Of The Leather / Christmas On The Line / (Poem) All American Christmas / Cowboy Christmas Ball - Old Time Christmas (Reprise) / The Christmas Trail / Merry Texas (Oklahoma) Christmas You All / The Kill Pen
12/2008 CD Black Irish Band ? (US)

California Story - Black Irish Band featuring Michael Martin Murphey - Captain Jack (The 1870s Modoc Indian War) / Grizzly Of Old California / Sweet Thursday (The Doc Rickett's Theme) / Shasta Sunset / Sonora Farewell / Mic And Paddy (The Irish Build the U.P. R.R.) / Men Of Iron (The Chinese On The C.P. R.R.) / In The High Sierra / Yosemite Waltz / Life Is Like A Mountain Railway / Mendocino I Hear / California's Gold / Cannery Row / Ballad Of John Muir / Huntington Beach (Surf Song) / Manzanar Overture / In The High Sierra Final

02/2009 CD RURAL RHYTHM RHY-1044 (US) BUCKAROO BLUE GRASS - Lone Cowboy / What Am I Doing Hanging Around / Lost River / Carolina In The Pines / Cherokee Fiddle / Dancing In The Meadow / Healing Spring / Fiddlin' Man / Boy From The Country / Wild Bird / Close To The Land ( America's Heartland)
06/2009 CD RURAL RHYTHM RHY-1048 (US) COWBOY CLASSICS - OLD WEST COWBOY COLLECTION - I Ride An Old Paint / Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo / The Old Chisolm Trail / Strawberry Roan / Red River Valley / Little Joe The Wrangler / The Colorado Trail / Tying Knots In The Devil's Tail / When The Work's All Done This Fall / The Yellow Rose Of Texas / Utah Carroll / The Streets Of Laredo / The Bunkhouse Orchestra / Old Horse / Night Hawk
01/2010 CD WESTERN JUBILEE 824761-36512-9 (US) LONE COWBOY - LIVE & SOLO - Lone Cowboy - Carolina In The Pines / Partner To The Wind - Cool Water / Little Joe The Wrangler - Oh Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Long And Lonesome Road To Dalhart / Wildfire / When The Work's All Done This Fall / What Am I Doing Here? / Vanishing Breed / Cherokee Fiddle / Close To The Land / Summer Ranges
02/2010 CD RURAL RHYTHM RHY-1056 (US) BUCKAROO BLUE GRASS II - RIDING SONG - Running Gun / Blue Sky Riding Song / Goodbye Old Desert Rat / Cosmic Cowboy / Backslidders Wine / Wildfire / Renegade / Way Out There / Running Blood / Medicine Man / Southwest Pilgrimage / Rolling Nowhere
02/2011 2 CD RAVEN 317 (AUS) MICHAEL MURPHEY / LONE WOLF / PEAKS VALLEYS HONKY-TONKS & ALLEYS... PLUS :
CD 1 : Nobody's Gonna Tell Me How To Play My Music / Healing Springs / Rye By-The-Sea / You Can Only Say So Much / Observer / Holy Roller / Good Ol' Natural Habits / Fort Worth I Love You / Ace In The Hole / Southwestern Pilgrimage / Nothing Is Your Own / Paradise Tonight / No Man's Land / Loners / Song Dog (reprise) / Arrows In The Darkness / Hard To Live Together / Night Patrol / Loving Time / Song Dog [reprise]
CD 2 : Cosmic Cowboy - Cosmic Breakdown - Another Cheap Western - Western Movies / Years Behind Bars / Backslider's Wine / Geronimo's Cadillac / South Coast / Chain Gang / Once A Drifter / Texas Morning / Lightning / Hard Country [from Hard Country] / Hard Partyin' Country Darlin' [from Hard Country] / Cowboy Cadillac [from Hard Country] / Break My Mind [from Hard Country] / Take It As It Comes [from Hard Country]
06/2011 CD RURAL RHYTHM RHY-1077 (US)

Tall Grass And Cool Water / Cowboy Songs VI - Buckaroo Blue Grass III - Texas Cowboy / Cool Water / Santa Fe Trail / Way Out There / Railroad Corral / Partner To The Wind / Trusty Lariat / Ballad Of Cole Younger / Ballad Of Jesse James / Frank James / Blue Prairie / Springtime In The Rockies

02/2012 CD WESTERN JUBILEE 824761-44522-7 (US)

Campfire On The Road - Lone Cowboy II - Live And Solo - Intro / Campfire On The Road / Boy From The Country / Lost River / Crystal / Texas Morning / West Texas Highway / Spanish Is The Loving Tongue (Border Affair) / Old Chisholm Trial / Geronimo's Cadillac / Red River Valley - Campfire Reprise

07/2013 CD Red River RRE-CD-052 (US)

Red River Drifter - Peaceful Country / Under A Rolling Sky / Secret Smile / Faded Blues / Shake It Off / Hardscrabble Creek / Mountain Storm / The Gathering / New Old Love / Unfinished Symphony

09/2013 2 CD BGO BGOCD1115 (UK) Flowing Free Forever * Lone Wolf * Peaks, Valleys, Honky-Tonks & Alleys :
CD 1 : Flowing Free Forever : Flowing Free Forever / A North Wind And A New Moon / Cherokee Fiddle / See How All The Horses Come Dancing / Yellow House / Changing Woman / High Country Caravan (Aka Song For Steven Stills) / Running Wide Open / Our Lady Of Santa Fe / The Wandering Minstrel / Lone Wolf : Nothing Is Your Own / Paradise Tonight / No Man's Land / Loners
CD 2 : Lone Wolf (cont.) : Song Dog / Arrows In The Darkness / Hard To Live Together / Night Patrol / Loving Time / Song Dog (reprise) / Peaks, Valleys, Honky-Tonks & Alleys : Cosmic Cowboy (Cosmic Breakdown) / Another Cheap Western - Western Movies / Years Behind Bars / Backslider's Wine / Geronimo's Cadillac / South Coast / Chain Gang / Once A Drifter / Texas Morning / Lightning
2016 CD Murphey Kinship (US)

High Stakes - High Stakes / Campfire On The Road / Running Gun / Emilia Farewell / Master's Call / Drover Road To Amulree / Betrayal Of Johnnie Armstrong / Three Sons / I've Got The Guns / Honor Bound / End Of The Road

Rocky Productions 25/04/2016