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Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer
     

The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer

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by The Manhattan Transfer
 
This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years (1975-1987). Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. See more details below

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This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years (1975-1987). Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. Laurel Masse appears on recordings up until 1979, when Cheryl Bentyne replaced her. Other members include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/1994
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227156022
catalogNumber:
71560

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Cheryl Bentyne   Vocals
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Tim Hauser   Vocals
Alan Paul   Vocals
Laurel Massé   Vocals

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Janis Siegel   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett   Producer
Jay Graydon   Songwriter,Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Tim Hauser   Producer
William Johnson   Composer
Richard Rudolph   Producer
John Taylor   Composer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction

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The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ChiquisPD More than 1 year ago
Their unusual blend of voice and instrumental arrangements will make them jazz favorites forever. I have seen them in concert and as much as I am willing to let them try something new, I was not as happy with the new pieces as with the old. They still can wow a crowd but they need to stick to their standard sound. Love you forever.
dried_squid More than 1 year ago
I find the four-part harmony and arrangements refreshing. I'm making more time to listen to music again, and as an addition to "different" music, this purchase experiment was, and remains, most enjoyable. I'm not much on awards, but I never realized The Manhattan Transfer had won Grammy's. I'm happy they received the recognition of their peers. I liked 'Soul Food to Go' and 'Birdland'. I don't remember hearing them before. Don't know why I like them. Does it matter?
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