by The Manhattan Transfer

CD(Canadian Import)

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On this continually interesting CD, the Manhattan Transfer revisits tunes from the swing era, in some cases re-creating (through vocalese) specific recordings. Benny Goodman's 1935 version of "King Porter Stomp," Bennie Moten's 1932 recording of "Moten's Swing," Glenn Miller's "I Know Why," Charlie Barnet's "Skyliner," and Fletcher Henderson's exciting arrangement of "Down South Camp Meetin'" are among the many highlights. The vocals are superb (particularly Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne), although one wishes that the individual members had more of a chance to improvise within the style. The backup groups are different than one would expect, including the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, violinist Mark O'Connor (Stéphane Grappelli makes a special appearance on "Clouds"), and steel guitarist Buddy Emmons. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Imports
UPC: 0075678301223
catalogNumber: 1008356

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons   Pedal Steel Guitar
Ricky Skaggs   Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar
Stéphane Grappelli   Violin
Jack Wilkins   Electric Guitar
Robert Burns   Bass
Ray Benson   Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass
Cindy Cashdollar   Steel Guitar
Tony Dumas   Bass
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Michael Francis   Alto Saxophone
Tony Garnier   Bass
Yaron Gershovsky   Piano
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Steve Hinson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Ralph Humphrey   Drums,Washboard
David Hungate   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Hutchinson   Vocals
Duffy Jackson   Drums
Lee Larrison   Violin
Paul Leim   Drums
Mark O'Connor   Violin
John Pisano   Rhythm Guitar
Jason Roberts   Fiddle
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
David Sanger   Drums
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
John Freeman   Vibes
Stochelo Rosenberg   Guitar
Jack White & His All-Stars   Choir, Chorus
Nous'che Rosenberg   Rhythm Guitar
Nonni Rosenbery   Bass
Chris Booher   Fiddle
Gary W. Smith   Piano

Technical Credits

Asleep at the Wheel   Contributor
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Manhattan Transfer   Vocal Arrangements
Janis Siegel   Vocal Arrangements
Van Alexander   Composer
Terry Becker   Engineer
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Tim Hauser   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Carl Marsh   String Arrangements
Tom McCauley   Engineer
Alan Paul   Vocal Arrangements
Kurt Elling   Vocal Arrangements
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
Sam Coslow   Composer
W. Frank Harling   Composer

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