Charles E. Murphy

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(Born 1933, deceased 2005)
Charles E. Murphy, a New York City native and lifelong resident, was an artist, Art Director and Designer. He was primarily responsible for a variety of jazz, easy listening, classical and pop releases from 1959 through the 1960s on Enoch Light's Command Records jazz label. Murphy's visual design style was highly informed by modern art, color theory, and jazz itself, and used a great deal of vivid color, geometric shapes, repetition, and painted textures. Murphy served in the U.S. Army, and also studied Art at Yale School of Art and Architecture under widely respected painter and color theorist Josef Albers (he later commissioned Albers and select other artists to create influential illustrations and paintings for several of the Command albums he art directed.)

Murphy had a lifelong devotion to painting the urban New York City cityscape, including a decades-long series of oils on linen entitled “New York Impressions.” The Museum of the City of New York has selected works from Murphy in its collection. Murphy's final solo exhibition was in 2005 at the National Arts Club.
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RS 33-808 Charles E. Murphy - Persuasive Percussion Volume 2 album art Terry Snyder And The All Stars Terry Snyder And The All Stars - Persuasive Percussion Volume 2 (Album) Command, Command RS 33-808 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
P-1320S Charles E. Murphy - Chimes Of Christmas album art Godfrey Malcolm & Fredrico Godfrey Malcolm & Fredrico - Chimes Of Christmas (Album) Brigade Records (3) P-1320S US 1960 Sell This Version
COM 3 SD, COM-S.D.3 Charles E. Murphy - Selections From Provocative Percussion Volumes I & II album art Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - Selections From Provocative Percussion Volumes I & II Command, Command COM 3 SD, COM-S.D.3 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 33-822 Charles E. Murphy - Far Away Places album art Enoch Light And His Orchestra Enoch Light And His Orchestra - Far Away Places (Album) Command RS 33-822 US 1960 Sell This Version
HA-Z 2378, RS 812-S.D. Charles E. Murphy - Bongos, Flutes, Guitars album art Los Admiradores Los Admiradores - Bongos, Flutes, Guitars (Album) Command, Command HA-Z 2378, RS 812-S.D. UK 1960 Sell This Version
RS 815 SD Charles E. Murphy - The Persuasive Trombone Of Urbie Green album art Urbie Green And His Orchestra Urbie Green And His Orchestra - The Persuasive Trombone Of Urbie Green (Album) Command, Command, Command RS 815 SD US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 33•825 Charles E. Murphy - Vol. 2 album art The Dixie Rebels Starring "Big Jeb" Dooley The Dixie Rebels Starring "Big Jeb" Dooley - Vol. 2 Command, Command RS 33•825 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 810 SD, RS 810-S.D. Charles E. Murphy - Provocative Percussion Volume 2 album art Enoch Light And The Light Brigade Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Provocative Percussion Volume 2 (Album) Command, Command RS 810 SD, RS 810-S.D. US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 33-813 Charles E. Murphy - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices album art Lew Davies And His Orchestra Lew Davies And His Orchestra - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices (Album) Command, Command RS 33-813 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 818 SD, RS 818-S.D. Charles E. Murphy - Big Bold And Brassy Percussion In Brass album art Enoch Light And The Light Brigade Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Big Bold And Brassy Percussion In Brass (Album) Command, Command RS 818 SD, RS 818-S.D. Argentina 1960 Sell This Version
OCSD 7507 Charles E. Murphy - Bongos album art Los Admiradores Los Admiradores - Bongos (Album) Command OCSD 7507 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
RS 814 S. D., RS 814 SD Charles E. Murphy - Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's album art Enoch Light And The Light Brigade Enoch Light And The Light Brigade - Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha's (Album) Command RS 814 S. D., RS 814 SD US 1959 Sell This Version
SNDL-930673 Charles E. Murphy - Provocative Piano Volume II album art Dick Hyman And His Orchestra Dick Hyman And His Orchestra - Provocative Piano Volume II (Album) Command SNDL-930673 New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
RS 33-813 Charles E. Murphy - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices album art Lew Davies And His Orchestra Lew Davies And His Orchestra - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices(LP, Album, Mono, Ind) Command RS 33-813 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 33-813 Charles E. Murphy - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices album art Lew Davies And His Orchestra Lew Davies And His Orchestra - Two Pianos & Twenty Voices(LP, Album, Mono, Ind) Command RS 33-813 US 1960 Sell This Version
RS 812 SD, RS 812-S.D. Charles E. Murphy - Bongos, Flutes, Guitars album art Los Admiradores Los Admiradores - Bongos, Flutes, Guitars(7", Album, Jukebox) Command, Command RS 812 SD, RS 812-S.D. US 1960 Sell This Version
CC 11002 SD Charles E. Murphy - Symphony No. 2 In D, Opus 73 album art Brahms*, William Steinberg, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra* Brahms*, William Steinberg, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 2 In D, Opus 73(LP, Gat) Command CC 11002 SD US 1961 Sell This Version
298 029 Charles E. Murphy - Stereo 35/MM (Volume Two) album art Enoch Light And His Orchestra Enoch Light And His Orchestra - Stereo 35/MM (Volume Two) (Album) Command 298 029 Germany 1961 Sell This Version
CC 11004 SD Charles E. Murphy - Capriccio Espagnol / Capriccio Italien album art Rimsky-Korsakov* : L'Orchestre De La Societe Des Concerts Du Conservatoire* - Andre Vandernoot* / Tchaikovsky* : L'Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne* - Pierre Dervaux (2) Rimsky-Korsakov* : L'Orchestre De La Societe Des Concerts Du Conservatoire* - Andre Vandernoot* / Tchaikovsky* : L'Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne* - Pierre Dervaux (2) - Capriccio Espagnol / Capriccio Italien (Album) Command CC 11004 SD US 1961 Sell This Version
SNDL-930.755, SNDL-933,755 Charles E. Murphy - Persuasive Percussion - Vol. 4 album art Enoch Light And The Command All-Stars Enoch Light And The Command All-Stars - Persuasive Percussion - Vol. 4(LP, Album, Mono) Command, Command SNDL-930.755, SNDL-933,755 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
CC 33-11008 Charles E. Murphy - La Mer / Fetes - Iberia (No. 2 From Images Pour Orchestre) album art Debussy*, L'Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne*, Pierre Dervaux (2) Debussy*, L'Orchestre Des Concerts Colonne*, Pierre Dervaux (2) - La Mer / Fetes - Iberia (No. 2 From Images Pour Orchestre)(LP, Mono) Command Classics CC 33-11008 US 1961 Sell This Version
CC 11009 SD Charles E. Murphy - Symphonie Fantastique · Op. 14 album art Hector Berlioz - L'Orchestre National* / Andre Vandernoot* Hector Berlioz - L'Orchestre National* / Andre Vandernoot* - Symphonie Fantastique · Op. 14 (Album) Command CC 11009 SD US 1961 Sell This Version
CC 33-11011 Charles E. Murphy - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor album art Brahms* - William Steinberg And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra* Brahms* - William Steinberg And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor (Album) Command CC 33-11011 US 1961 Sell This Version
CC 33-11003 Charles E. Murphy - Pictures At An Exhibition album art Mussorgsky* - Ravel*, L'Orchestre De La Societé Des Concerts Du Conservatoire*, Andre Vandernoot* Mussorgsky* - Ravel*, L'Orchestre De La Societé Des Concerts Du Conservatoire*, Andre Vandernoot* - Pictures At An Exhibition (Album) Command CC 33-11003 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
RS 33-823 Charles E. Murphy - Folk Songs album art Tony Mottola Tony Mottola - Folk Songs (Album) Command RS 33-823 US 1961 Sell This Version