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Love the track, simply played a lot at Brazilian radio stations in the 80's !!!

Bodies and Souls revealed Manhattan Transfer

I used to listen to this daily. I understood that commercial sounding songs (the 'Bodies' side of the LP) typically got more airplay (and yield more profits, but I thought it was a brilliant idea to arrange the songs on the flip side (Souls) to show that Manhattan Transfer remained connected to their inner creativity. But what the album taught me most was that they could do it all WELL!


Formed: 1969 in New York, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Riding a wave of nostalgia in the '70s, the Manhattan Transfer resurrected jazz trends from boogie-woogie to bop to vocalese in a slick, slightly commercial setting that balanced the group's close harmonies. Originally formed in 1969, the quartet recorded several albums of jazz standards as well as much material closer to R&B/pop. Still, they were easily the most popular jazz vocal group of their era, and the most talented of any since the heyday of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross during the early '60s....
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