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Operator

Music by Smokey Robinson

Originally Performed by Manhattan Transfer

"Operator" is a Motown song recorded by Motown vocalists Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. The Wells version was the b-side to her top ten hit, "Two Lovers" while Holloway's was issued as a single in 1965.

    Release Date: 1963


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Manhattan Transfer : Christmas Concert : DVD : 666496518698 : BFD-DV-5186

Manhattan Transfer : Christmas Concert

What's better than hearing Manhattan Transfer sing our favorite holiday tunes? Seeing them sing those holiday tunes,LIVE! Thanks to the awesome sound and picture quality of this DVD, you can watch the internationally acclaimed quartet spread Christmas cheer in your very own living room. It's like having your very own personal concert. All 11 tracks from their earlier CD release, 'The Christmas Album' are presented as well as four solo songs (one for each member of the group). Also included, in the bonus features, is an rare interview with the group, sharing their individual backgrounds, their secret to success, and insight on how they learn their music as a group. This DVD is sure to become a Holiday Treasure and is not to be missed! In Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Songlist: Happy Holiday, Let it Snow, Christmas Love Song, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, It Came Across A Midnight Clear, Caroling, Caroling, Good King Wencesslas, Christmas Is Coming, Snow Fall, Merry Christmas Baby, Santa Baby, The Christmas Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Operator, Happy Holiday (Reprise), Goodnight

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4634dvd | DVD | $19.95 | Some a cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices : SSA. : Sheet Music

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices

Its the ladies turn to sing the songs of one the the greatest jazz vocal groups ever! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. This accessible setting of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" retains all the flavor of the original Manhattan Transfer hit. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction. A driving beat leads this chart of fresh new chord changes and rhythmic surprises. "The Boy from New York City" - Terrific for show, jazz or concert choirs and the SSA voicing will thrill your women's groups!

Songlist: Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Operator, Manhattan Transfer Swings!, The Boy from New York City

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Voicing: SSA. | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 2921b | Sheet Music | $10.95


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices : SAB : Sheet Music

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices

The vocal jazz standard "Java Jive" gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings! The four brothers of the Woody Herman sax section achieved legendary status with the tune "Four Brothers"; later Lambert, Hendricks and Ross recorded a vocal version, followed by Manhattan Transfer's rendition. Paris Rutherford's setting simplifies the vocals slightly while retaining all the drive of the original. Awesome closer to any concert! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction.

Songlist: Java Jive, Four Brothers, Operator, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Manhattan Transfer Swings!

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Voicing: SAB | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 2922b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | With Piano


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete : SATB : Sheet Music

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete

Sing the songs of one of the finest vocal jazz groups ever! "Manhattan Transfer in Concert" is a swinging medley of "Birdland", "Spice Of Life" and "Tuxedo Junction" and are some of the groups signature performance songs. The super Manhattan Transfer hit "Operator" is totally irresistible! An improvisational spirit in a hot groove for pop, jazz, or show use! Jam to "The Boy From New York City", the sassy '60s hit that was covered by Manhattan Transfer. A terrific chart by Kirby Shaw. Get your kicks with the Manhattan Transfer standard "Route 66" in a swingin' arrangement also by Kirby Shaw.

Songlist: Manhattan Transfer In Concert, Operator, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, The Boy From New York City

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4403b | Sheet Music | $10.50 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999574708 : 0793520819 : 00357470

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook

Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from Birdland to their show closer A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul, The Boy from New York City, Chanson D'Amour, Java Jive, Love for Sale, Operator, Poinciana, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, You Can Depend on Me and more.

Songlist: Birdland , Blue Champagne , Body and Soul, Boy From New York City (piano/vocal/guitar), Candy , Chanson D'Amour , Four Brothers , A Gal In Calico , Gloria , Java Jive , Love For Sale , A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, On A Little Street In Singapore, Operator, Poinciana, Popsicle Toes , Route 66 , S.O.S. , Scotch and Soda , That Cat Is High , Trickle, Trickle , Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Tone , You Can Depend On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Manhattan Transfer | 4405b | Songbook | $14.95


Bar & Grill Singers : Licensed To Grill : 00  1 CD : Stephanie Austin Letson

Bar & Grill Singers : Licensed To Grill

This mischievous group of lawyerly miscreants is irrepressible-they satirize all affairs legal (and otherwise), using as their foundation various popular songs of the fifties and sixties. From " Frivolous Suit" (sung to Runaround Sue) and Mr. Foreman (Mr. Sandman) to our favorite, Appointed Forever (sung to the Turtles classic, Happy Together), this bevy of barristers (thirteen, to be exact) from Austin, Texas is tuneful and engaging. Some of the songs are lightly accompanied by piano and/or guitar, but we recommend leniency and suggest that you purchase this immediately nonetheless!

Songlist: Jury Jive, Make Up Your Mind, Mr. Foreman, Reversed And Rendered, Go On And Lie, Appointed Forever, Custom Tailored Suit, To Litigate, Alimony, Fees, The Longest Time, Frivolous Suit, Three Wise Judges, Operator

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2885c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Some a cappella


Heart Of Texas Chorus : Inspiration From The Heart : 00  1 CD : Rod Black

Heart Of Texas Chorus : Inspiration From The Heart

Cindy Hansen had been coaching men's and women's choruses and quartets since 1981 when she was a student at Western Michigan University. In 1983 she was asked to coach the West Towns Chorus, who went on to be International Champs. She now has a "who's who" list of gold medal-winning quartets and choruses on her resume. The changes she institutes range from sound and arrangements to creating "visual packages" for the group in performance, and the Heart of Texas Chorus has received many of her "enhansenments." The result is a spirit, a sound, a "juice" that is pure entertainment, but don't take our word for it-listen to the HOTC on these 20 songs: "There's a Meeting Here Tonight," "Operator," Saturday Evening Post's "Gospel Medley," an unbelievable arrangement of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a dynamic "All Rise," Hot Pursuit's arrangement of "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," Vanguard's "When There's Love at Home," HOT Lite's "Ain't a That Good News"... we could go on and on, but we trust that excellence rises to the top in the Barbershop world, so just listen to "Inspiration from the Heart," and become a believer in Cindy Hansen and the men of the Heart of Texas Chorus. One more thing, don't miss bonus tracks "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby" and "I'll Be Seeing You!"

Songlist: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight , Operator, Gospel Medley, All Rise, Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Let There Be Peace On Earth, He's Got The Whole World in His Hands, Swing Down Chariot, When There's Love At Home, Ain't A That Good News, Sweet Hour of Prayer, I Woke Up This Mornin' Feelin' Fine, The Lord's Prayer, God Bless The USA, Auld Lang Syne, Armed Forces Medley, Mississippi Squirrel Revival

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5687c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Heart to Heart : Lucky Day : 00  1 CD

Heart to Heart : Lucky Day

Heart to Heart, a mixed a cappella quartet and pride of Slinger, WI bring us a finely-crafted collection of Barbershop and Pop tunes. Actually a pair of married couples, these four friends have been making beautiful music together for decades, and it shows. Their song selection includes some of our favorites: "Some Lucky Day," "Route 66," The Turtles' "Happy Together," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," Billy Joel's "And So It Goes," "When I Fall In Love," the slightly silly "Seaside Rendezvous," the Contemporary Christian song "Mary Did You Know," "Cabaret" and "Operator." Fun stuff from four friends who love to sing, Heart to Heart!

Songlist: Some Lucky Day, Route 66, Happy Together, I Fall In Love With You Ev'ryday, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, And So It Goes, Cabaret, When I Fall In Love, Seaside Rendezous, Mary Did You Know?, Operator, Great Is The Lord

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5697c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Only The Best of the Manhattan Transfer : 00  3 CDs : 1181

Manhattan Transfer : Only The Best of the Manhattan Transfer

A collection of both live and studio recordings covering the quartet's early years and all their classic hits with 40 songs in all.

Songlist: Boy From New York City, Java Jive, Gloria, Helpless, Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone, Ray's Rockhouse, Mystery, Smile Again, Birdland, Four Brothers, Rambo, Meet Benny Bailey, Airegin, To You, Sing Joy Spring, Move, That's Killer Joe, The Duke Of Dubuque, Gloria, On The Boulevard, Shaker Song, Ray's Rockhouse, Birdland, Route 66, Jeannine, Malaise En Malaisie, Trickle Trickle, Boy From New York City, This Independence, and more

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3090c | 3 CDs | $29.95 | Some a cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer : 00  1 CD : 18133

Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer

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.

Songlist: Tuxedo Junction, Sweet Talking Guy, Operator, 'Candy, Gloria, Clap Your Hands, That Cat Is High, You Can Depend On Me, Blue Champagne, Java Jive, Occapella, Heart's Desire

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4101c | 1 CD | $10.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Anthology:  Down in Birdland : 00  1 CD : 71053

Manhattan Transfer : Anthology: Down in Birdland

Two CD's and a 52 page booklet: 39 songs of the best of vocal jazz' premier harmony group. A retrospective of their career up to and including cuts from "Brasil." Of course it includes all of the well-known Transfer hits-"Boy From New York City," "Operator" etc., but also standards such as their Grammy-winning "Route 66,' "Love For Sale" and "Body and Soul." The marvelous a cappella of "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" and "Foreign Affair," (both arranged by Gene Puerling) are special highlights.

Songlist: Disc One, Trickle Trickle, Gloria, Operator, Helpless, Ray's Rockhouse, Heart's Desire (Live Version), Lindy Lou, Mystery, Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code of Love), Route 66, Java Jive, Chanson D'Amour, Foreign Affair (a cappella, arranged by Gene Puerling), Smile Again, Spice of Life, The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame), Soul Food To Go (Sina), So You Say (Esquinas), Boy From New York City, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone, Disc Two, Four Brothers, Blee Blop Blues, Candy, A Gal In Calico, Love For Sale, On A Little Street In Singapore, Tuxedo Junction, That Cat Is High, and more

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4115c | 1 CD | $25.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Very Best Of : 00  1 CD : 71560

Manhattan Transfer : Very Best Of

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.

Songlist: 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 66, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone

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4123c | 1 CD | $10.98 | Accompanied


Manhattan Transfer : Man-Tora! Live in Japan : 00  1 CD : 6332

Manhattan Transfer : Man-Tora! Live in Japan

A new remastered rerelease of this classic recording originally released in 1996. Manhattan Transfer always put on a great live show ands this CD captures them at their very best.

Songlist: Birdland, Route 66, Jeannine, Malaise en Malaisie, Trickle Trickle, Boy from New York City, This Independence, Foreign Affair, Body and Soul, Blue Champagne, How High the Moon, Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone, Four Brothers, Operator, Spice of Life, Tuxedo Junction

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4633c | 1 CD | $11.98 | A Cappella


Manhattan Transfer : Definitive Pop : 00  2 CDs : 74111

Manhattan Transfer : Definitive Pop

The ultimate Manhattan Transfer release! Here in this two CD collection are 30 of the fabulous vocal jazz quartet's best recordings spanning the 25 plus years they have been harmonizing together. All the greatest hits are here plus several of the group's personal favorite tracks. The release comes with a insert which includes photos and a history of the group. This is top-knotch four part vocal harmony!

Songlist: Tuxedo Junction, Java Jive, Candy, Gloria, Operator, Chanson D'Amour, The Speak Up Mambo, Four Brothers, Popsicle Toes, On A Little Street In Singapore, A Nightengale Sang In Berkeley Square, Until I Met You, Trickle Trickle, Twilight Zone, Bridland, Boy From New York City, Smile Again, Spice Of Life, Route 66, Mystery, Why Not! (Mahatten Carnival), Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love), Sing Joy Spring, Another Night In Tunesia, Soul Food To Go, So You Say, Stomp Of King Porter, Clouds, Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That, The Offbeat Of Avenues

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7494c | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Some a cappella


Power Play : A Musical Scrapbook : 00  1 CD

Power Play : A Musical Scrapbook

The four Slamkas (brothers Mark and Mike, Dad Jack and cousin Don) have done right on this one. With ineffable musical taste, they have selected fabulous songs, such as "Polkadots and Moonbeams," "Heart" and "Swingin' On A Star," and arranged them with creativity and consummate finesse. Their "Orange Colored Sky" (arranged by Tom Gentry), is an exquisite balance of restraint and flash, as is "Operator," where they exploit the gospel flavor, while remaining within the barbershop boilerplate. Power Play (formed in 1988) has that extra special magic in their blend, that fortuitous combination of luck and genes, that gives their sound both sparkle and a smooth finish.

Songlist: Hey Look Me Over / If My Friends Could See Me Now, Polkadots and Moonbeams, Heart, The Little Boy, Swingin' On A Star, Rock-a-Bye Baby, I Love To Hear That Old Barbershop Style, Dream, The Best Man, Pal of My Dreams, Orange Colored Sky, I Know A Little Bit / I Don't Know Why, The Lord's Prayer, Operator

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5712c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Rock n' Rhythm : Havin' A Party : 00  1 CD

Rock n' Rhythm : Havin' A Party

Rock N' Rhythm is Dennis Testa, an original member of Ray and the Darchaes who recorded 'Little Girl So Fine' in 1962, First Tenor and Lead, Steve Siciliano, an original member of the Del-Rays, Second Tenor and Lead, Charlene Siciliano, First Tenor and Lead, Tony Vodola, Baritone, and Bill Wainwright, an original member of The Progressions, Bass. 18 songs, all a cappella brought to us by Starlight Discs. Some of our favorites: 'Mickey's Monkey,' 'Havin' A Party,' 'The Loco-motion,' Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice,' 'Operator' and Clapton's 'Wonderful Tonight.' Sounds like our kind of party!

Songlist: Havin' A Party, Mickey's Monkey, The Loco-motion, Six Nights A Week, Babalu's Wedding Day, The Angels Listened In, Could This Be Magic, It's Alright, Don't Think Twice, Operator, The River of Dreams, My Own True LoveBring Back Your Heart, You Belong to Me, You Can Depend on Me, Drift Away, Wonderful Tonight, Best of My Love

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2572c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


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Operator : SSATB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Manhattan Transfer :  1 CD : 08661001 : 073999219982

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08661001 | Showtrax CD Available


Operator : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08661002 : 073999831023

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:56.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08661002 | Showtrax CD Available


Operator : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08742020 : 073999420203

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:56.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742020 | Showtrax CD Available

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