The Best of the Manhattan Transfer

The Best of the Manhattan Transfer

by The Manhattan Transfer


There's no annotation to speak of on this 12-track collection, but little is needed, as this particular group's work speaks for itself. This is a smooth and impressive cross-section of the renowned vocal group's work across the first six years of its successful "reincarnation" -- nothing of the original late-'60s quartet is here, apart from the newer group's successful reworking of "Java Jive" near the end of the disc. But basically this album moves from strength to strength, in something of a jumble in terms of original release order -- the live "Tuxedo Junction," the hit single "Boy from New York City," their stylized homage to Marius Constant's (not Bernard Herrmann, as erroneously listed on the composer's credit) "Twilight Zone" theme, the soaring "Body and Soul," the doo wop homage "Gloria," etc. There are no personnel or detailed recording data, but the release dates and original album information make it easy for anyone who wants more of what they hear to track down the original Atlantic albums and CDs.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2013
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227966690
catalogNumber: 19319

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Janis Siegel   Group Member
Cheryl Bentyne   Group Member
Tim Hauser   Group Member
Alan Paul   Group Member

Technical Credits

Jimmy Giuffre   Composer
Erskine Hawkins   Composer
Janis Siegel   Vocal Arrangements
Julian Dash   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Jay Graydon   Composer,Producer
Johnny Green   Composer
Tim Hauser   Producer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Alan Paul   Composer,Lyricist
Clarence Bassett   Composer
Esther Navarro   Composer
Leslie Cabarga   Illustrations
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Adam R. Levy   Composer
William Spivery   Composer
Milton Drake   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer
William Johnson   Composer
John Taylor   Composer,Lyricist
Bernard Hermann   Composer
George Davis   Composer,Lyricist
Mac David   Composer

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