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The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye is a terrific, 19-song overview of the Manhattans' recordings for Columbia in the '70s. All but two of the group's Top Ten R&B hits for the label are featured -- there's no "We Never Danced to a Love Song" or "Crazy," but "There's No Me Without You," "Don't Take Your Love," "Hurt," "Kiss and Say Goodbye," "I Kinda Miss You," "It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad," "Am I Losing You," and "Shining Star" are all present -- and several fine lesser-known singles and album tracks are added for good measure. Although the collection might be a bit too extensive for casual fans, it's the definitive overview of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye is a terrific, 19-song overview of the Manhattans' recordings for Columbia in the '70s. All but two of the group's Top Ten R&B hits for the label are featured -- there's no "We Never Danced to a Love Song" or "Crazy," but "There's No Me Without You," "Don't Take Your Love," "Hurt," "Kiss and Say Goodbye," "I Kinda Miss You," "It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad," "Am I Losing You," and "Shining Star" are all present -- and several fine lesser-known singles and album tracks are added for good measure. Although the collection might be a bit too extensive for casual fans, it's the definitive overview of the Manhattans' time as a smooth soul group, illustrating how they helped develop the quiet storm subgenre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/1995
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646466223
  • Catalog Number: 64662
  • Sales rank: 20,299

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattans Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Gerald Alston Vocals
Morris Brown Drums
Roland Chambers Guitar
Bobby Christian Percussion
Chris Cioe Saxophone
Don Renaldo Strings, Horn
Bobby Eli Guitar
Terry Fryer Keyboards, fender rhodes
Steve Goldman Synthesizer, Percussion
Byron Gregory Guitar
Norman Harris Guitar
Keith Henderson Guitar
Morris Jennings Drums
Russ Keating Bass
Ron Kersey Piano
Lloyd Landesman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Danny Leake Guitar
James Mack Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, fender rhodes
Vince Montana Vibes
Lenny Pakula Organ
Paul Richmond Bass
Theodis Rogers Piano
Ira Siegel Guitar
Richard Taylor Vocals
Ed Tossing Synthesizer
Larry Washington Conga
Earl Young Drums
Bert de Coteaux Conductor
Edward "Sonny" Bivins Vocals
Kenneth "Wally" Kelly Vocals
Winfred "Blue" Lovett Vocals
George "Smitty" Smith Vocals
Ron Baker Bass
Theodis Rodgers Piano
Ronnie Baker Bass
Technical Credits
Philip Bailey Composer
The Manhattans Producer
Maurice White Composer
Teddy Randazzo Arranger
Steve Addabbo Engineer
Adam Block Director
Morris Brown Producer, Executive Producer, drum programming
Don Renaldo Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Larry Dunn Composer
Steve Goldman Engineer
Leo Graham Producer
Lloyd Landesman drum programming
James Mack Arranger
Joe McEwen Producer
Don Meehan Engineer
Clarence Paul Composer
Kenny Present Engineer
Ed Townsend Composer
Bert de Coteaux Arranger
Leo Sacks Producer
Tony Sellari Art Direction
Stu Walder Engineer
Bobby Martin Arranger, Producer
Mike Ferraro Engineer
Lovett Composer
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