Eddie Murphy (album)

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Eddie Murphy
Live album by Eddie Murphy
Released November 6, 1982
Recorded April 30-May 1, 1982, The Comic Strip, New York City, New York
Genre Comedy
Length 48:20
Label Columbia Records
Producer Eddie Murphy, Robert Wachs, David Wolfert
Eddie Murphy chronology
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy: Comedian

Eddie Murphy is the self-titled debut solo album by Eddie Murphy. It was released in late 1982, on Columbia Records. It was certified as a Gold record and received a Grammy award nomination.[1] The album drew ire from the gay community, Asian-American groups and Women's groups for some of the humor.[2]

In addition to the comedy tracks, this album was sprinkled with several actual musical numbers, including "Boogie in Your Butt," which became a minor hit on the R&B charts.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Bret Adams wrote of the album "Despite Murphy's gifts, his first standup comedy album, 1982's Eddie Murphy, is uneven despite containing some classic routines."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Eddie Murphy, except where noted.

  1. "Faggots" – 2:08
  2. "Buckwheat" – 1:57
  3. "Black Movie Theaters" – 2:33
  4. "Talking Cars" – 0:59
  5. "Doo-Doo/Christmas Gifts" – 6:44
  6. "Myths/A Little Chinese" – 7:59
  7. "Boogie in Your Butt" (Murphy, Wolfert) – 4:11
  8. "Drinking Fathers" – 4:05
  9. "Effrom" – 1:58
  10. "The Pope and Ronald Reagan" – 4:39
  11. "Hit by a Car" – 6:50
  12. "Enough Is Enough" (Jabara, Roberts) – 4:17


  • Produced by Eddie Murphy, Robert Wachs and David Wolfert
  • Recorded and engineered by Jack Malken
  • Mastered by Jack Adelman and Paul Brizzi
  • Remastering: Kevin Boutote


  1. ^ Smith, Jessie Carney (2006). Encyclopedia of African American Business. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 549. ISBN 978-0-313-33111-4. 
  2. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (2003). All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. Backbeat Books. p. 486. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/eddie-murphy-mw0000691137