Related Information for Shirley Murdock Shirley Murdock (born on May 22, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American R&B singer, who is best known for her 1986 R&B hit "As We Lay".Murdock started out singing gospel music in her native Toledo. Singer/musician Roger Troutman hired Murdock as a backing singer for his family's band Zapp, who had several hits on Warner Bros. (or its Reprise Records imprint). Based on this success, Troutman began recording tracks with Murdock and lead singer Sugarfoot of the Ohio Play.. read more