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Tonin'
     

Tonin'

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by The Manhattan Transfer
 
The idea on Tonin' was to turn the Manhattan Transfer loose on a baker's dozen of good old 1960s pop and R&B hits in league either with the original artists or prominent guests from that period and beyond. And yes, it's a stellar list, guaranteed to stir warm and fuzzy memories, and the tunes echo

Overview

The idea on Tonin' was to turn the Manhattan Transfer loose on a baker's dozen of good old 1960s pop and R&B hits in league either with the original artists or prominent guests from that period and beyond. And yes, it's a stellar list, guaranteed to stir warm and fuzzy memories, and the tunes echo the old lament of an earlier age, "They don't write songs like they used to."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1995
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678266126
catalogNumber:
82661
Rank:
82301

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Bette Midler   Vocals,Track Performer
Phil Collins   Vocals,Track Performer
Ben E. King   Vocals,Track Performer
Laura Nyro   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Smokey Robinson   Vocals,Track Performer
James Taylor   Track Performer
Frankie Valli   Vocals,Track Performer
Ruth Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Chris Hunter   Saxophone
Cheryl Bentyne   Vocals
Rene Toledo   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Michael Baird   Drums
Herb Besson   Trombone
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jorge Casas   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Felix Cavaliere   Vocals,Track Performer
Chaka Khan   Vocals,Track Performer
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Tim Hauser   Vocals
Jim Hines   Trumpet
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Bass
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Keyboards
B.B. King   Guitar
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Will Lee   Bass
Joe Mardin   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Hi Hat
Dave Marotta   Bass
Harvey Mason   Drums
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
Clay Ostwald   Keyboards
Chris Parker   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Alan Paul   Vocals
Joel Peskin   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Tom Ranier   Synthesizer
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Roger Rosenberg   Saxophone
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
David Spinozza   Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Carlos Vega   Drums
Mervyn Warren   Conductor
Dan Wilensky   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Williams   Guitar

Technical Credits

Laura Nyro   Arranger
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Janis Siegel   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Mort Shuman   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer
Corey Allen   Vocal Arrangements
Thom Bell   Composer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Jorge Casas   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Cleveland   Composer
William "Poogie" Hart   Composer
Tim Hauser   Vocal Arrangements
Robbie Kondor   Arranger,Programming
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Joe Mardin   Programming
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer,Remixing
Clay Ostwald   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Alan Paul   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Doc Pomus   Composer
Jack Joseph Puig   Engineer
Denny Randell   Composer
Steve Skinner   Arranger,Programming
Jeremy Smith   Engineer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Mervyn Warren   Vocal Arrangements
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
David Richards   Engineer
Marc Mann   Programming
Rick Darnell   Composer
Tony Asher   Composer

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Tonin' 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the tracks, like ''Let's Hang On'', ''I Second That Emotion'', ''Hot Fun in the Summertime'', and ''God Only Knows'' are outstanding renditions, and it's worth buying the disc for any one of these alone. Other tracks are lethargic, so keep that ''program'' button handy on your CD player.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think of it as the MT's equivalent to Sinatra's ''Duets'', but with a lot more muscle, bite, and enjoyment. The legendary quartet teams up with some equally legendary performers on a dozen FUN songs from the 60's-a Golden Age of Pop Song, for sure- and the results are irresistable! It's a gas to hear stalwarts like Frankie Valli and Felix Cavaliere revisit hits they made almost 30 years later...and just as much fun to hear stars such as James Taylor and Bette Midler matched up with old fav tunes that seem somehow so right for them. Arrangements are made subtly contemporary, while staying faithful to the originals we've grooved to since our youth. And, as always, the MT are impeccable, a 4-horse hitch perfectly matched in diction, style, and tuning. I picked this disc up in a used rack on a dismal March day, eager for a change, and popped it in the deck in my car...and when I heard Chaka Khan wailing with the Transfer on the old Sly Stone tune, ''Hot Fun...'' ...well, you couldn't prove by me that it WASN'T Summertime! Get this disc! It's HOT FUN!