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The Manhattan Transfer
Manhattan Transfer

Song NameComposer
Tuxedo JunctionWilliam Johnson
Sweet Talking Guy
OperatorSmokey Robinson
Clap Yo' HandsGeorge Gershwin
That Cat Is High
You Can Depend On Me
Blue Champagne
Java JiveBen Oakland
Heart's Desire

Produced by Tim Hauser / Ahmet Ertegun

The debut album recorded in 1975. Contains "Operator," the first Transfer song to garner the public's attention. It's an impressive opening gambit, and is still consistent with their style-be it on "Candy," "Tuxedo Junction" or "Java Jive." "You Can Depend On Me" is a fast sprint, "Blue Champagne" an elegant toast to the era of the speakeasy. "Occapella" is a bluesy uptempo tune that sounds a bit like early Bonnie Raitt. Also, an early version of "Heart's Desire," (later re-recorded on "Bop Doo Wopp." ) All songs are accompanied, with particular depth in the horn/reed sections.

Item code: 4101C | 1 CD | $10.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | Accompanied | Mixed | United States

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