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Manhattan Transfer: Very Best Of

Song NameComposer
Boy From New York City
Trickle Trickle
Gloria
Operator
Tuxedo Junction
Four Brothers
Ray's Rockhouse
Soul Food To Go (Sina)
Spice Of Life
Baby Come Back To Me(The Morse Code Of Love)
Candy
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Birdland
Java Jive
Route 66Bobby Troup
Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone

Few groups have a more distinguished pedigree than the Transfer. Since their formation in New York in 1972, these four voices (two male, two female) have notched up numerous gold and platinum albums, and accumulated a shelf full of Grammy's. Their performance of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" (included here) won a Grammy for its Gene Puerling arrangement. With collaborators Jon Hendricks and Richie Cole, they promulgated the use of the vocalese technique-singing lyrics over jazz solos. They had their biggest hit of their career, with "Boy From New York City," in 1981, when it went to number seven. "Route 66" and "Tuxedo Junction" were made famous by Nat King Cole and Glenn Miller respectively ("Route 66" won the group yet another Grammy in 1983). "Birdland" was originally recorded by Weather Report; with the addition of Jon Hendricks' lyrics, a Transfer classic was born. This is required listening for vocal jazz fans.

Item code: 4123C | 1 CD | $10.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Accompanied | Mixed | United States
71560

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