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This album will totally rock your mind. Walter amplifies every instument with stunning clarity. I would totally reccomend this b/c its just fantastic!

Catchy and original

This album gives a new meaning to classical music. It provides great classics, such as the fifth and flight of the bumblebee, and twists them to disco beats and rhythms. Great Music.

Check Out His Gershwin Remakes

I admit 5th is my favorite WM song. But, the better album of his is Rhapsody In Blue. The title song as well as It Ain't Necessarily So and Could It Be The Music won't allow you to keep your body still. You must dance! Please Walter & Itunes, offer us some of the extended/12" singles. I'd love to purchase these too.


Born: December 19, 1952 in New York, NY

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Pianist Walter Murphy studied jazz and classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music and was an arranger for Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show orchestra. He had a moment of pop stardom in 1976 with the song "A Fifth of Beethoven." It topped the pop charts and reached number...
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