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Smile again and again and again!

This group is in my top ten. They can do it all. They cover every style of music fathomable, and do so with ease. "On the Boulevard" is one of the most underated songs ever! Its truly wonderment on wax! "Boy from New York City" is incredibly jaw-dropping as well! "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square . . . forget-about-it!!! These cats can do what everybody else has tried to do but couldn't!


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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