19 July 2021

19 July 2021 - Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time

You all remember Eddie Murphy from all his movies, or maybe from Saturday Night Live.

Did you remember that he make music, too?!  His biggest hit was this single, written and produced by the late great Rick James and recorded in James's Buffalo NY studio.  My biggest surprise in researching this post was that Rick James had a Buffalo, NY studio.  

The lore of the song is more interesting, though.  The story goes, it was the result of a $100,000 bet between Murphy and Richard Pryor, over whether or not he had musical talent.  No word on whether or not the bet was paid out, but the song reached #2 on the Billboard charts.

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