He released his first album, “Way Down South,” in 1990, according to his IMDb biography. He also starred in both Blues Brothers movies, 1980’s “The Blues Brothers” and 1998’s “Blues Brothers 2000.” Murphy said in a 1999 interview with The Indianapolis Star that he enjoyed the making of The Blues Brothers.
“At that time, I was in heaven,” he said. “I had never done a movie before. … I didn’t want it to end. We had so much fun doing that thing.”
Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, according to IMDb.
Aykroyd and the late John Belushi started the Blues Brothers in 1978 as part of a sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”