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Tonin' (1995)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60148777
UPC: 075678266126
UPC 14: 00075678266126
Release Date: 2/14/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Let's Hang On ~ The Manhattan Transfer
2. Groovin' ~ The Manhattan Transfer
3. It's Gonna Take a Miracle ~ The Manhattan Transfer
4. I Second That Emotion ~ The Manhattan Transfer
5. La-La (Means I Love You) ~ The Manhattan Transfer
6. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby ~ The Manhattan Transfer
7. Thrill Is Gone, The ~ The Manhattan Transfer
8. Hot Fun in the Summertime ~ The Manhattan Transfer
9. Along Comes Mary ~ The Manhattan Transfer
10. Dream Lover ~ The Manhattan Transfer
11. Save the Last Dance for Me ~ The Manhattan Transfer
12. God Only Knows ~ The Manhattan Transfer
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Manhattan Transfer: Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel (vocals).
Muze PNote Additional guest artists: Ben E. King, Smokey Robinson, Felix Cavaliere (vocals); Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Jimmy Johnson (bass); Luis Conte, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel includes: Rene Toledo, Mike Landau, Dean Parks (guitar); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Chris Hunter, Roger Rosenberg (saxophone); Jim Hines, Tony Cadlic (trumpet); Herb Besson (trombone); Robbie Buchanan (synthesizer, keyboards); Clay Ostwald (keyboards, programming); Abe Laboriel, Will Lee (bass); Jorge Casas (bass, programming); John Robinson, Mike Baird, Chris Parker, Carlos Vega (drums); Edwin Bonila, Lenny Castro (percussion); Steve Skinner (programming).
Muze PNote One would suspect that the Manhattan Transfer had as much fun recording TONIN' as the listener will have savoring its many attributes. This album is an uninhibited tribute to the Transfer's pop influences and favorite recording artists, effectively achieved by recording the golden oldies with the original artists. The familiar falsetto of Frankie Valli permeates "Let's Hang On," while the smooth '60s pop-soul voice of Felix Cavaliere carries the Young Rascals' "Groovin'." But there are many surprises. In one of her best recorded efforts, the reclusive Laura Nyro reminds us of her own great past reworkings of oldies. And things really heat up with the dynamic vocals of R&B great Ruth Brown, B.B. King and Chaka Khan, who rips "Hot Fun In The Summertime" to awesome bits.
Muze PNote But two songs performed on their own show the true talent and the sophisticated harmonies of Manhattan Transfer. The songs are both strongly identified with their original artists, and yet the quartet honors and interprets them properly.
Muze PNote Personnel: Laura Nyro (vocals, piano); Cheryl Bentyne , Felix Cavaliere, Frankie Valli, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Phil Collins, Ruth Brown, Tim Hauser, Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan (vocals); David Spinozza, Dean Parks, David Williams , Michael Landau, Michael Thompson , Paul Jackson, Jr. , Rene Toledo, B.B. King (guitar); Joel Peskin (flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Dan Wilensky (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Chris Hunter, Roger Rosenberg (saxophone); Jim Hines (trumpet); Herb Besson (trombone); Robbie Buchanan, Randy Kerber (keyboards, synthesizer); Steve Skinner, Robbie Kondor (keyboards, programming); Clay Ostwald, Greg Phillinganes (keyboards); Tom Ranier (synthesizer); Joe Mardin (drums, cymbals, hi-hat, percussion, programming); Chris Parker , Michael Baird , John "J.R." Robinson , Harvey Mason, Sr. , Carlos Vega (drums); Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Marc Mann (programming).
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: Michael O'Reilly.
Muze PNote Recording information: Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Crescent Moon St; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Unique Recording Studios, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographer: Firooz Zahedi.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Clay Ostwald; Janis Siegel; Jorge Casas; Laura Nyro; Alan Paul; Arif Mardin; Steve Skinner; Robbie Kondor.
Muze PNote The idea on Tonin' was to turn the Manhattan Transfer loose on a baker's dozen of good old 1960s pop and R&B hits in league either with the original artists or prominent guests from that period and beyond. And yes, it's a stellar list, guaranteed to stir warm and fuzzy memories, and the tunes echo the old lament of an earlier age, "They don't write songs like they used to." ~ Richard S. Ginell

Producer: Arif Mardin

Engineer: David Richards; Ed Cherney; Jack Joseph Puig; Jeremy Smith; Michael O'Reilly

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Phil Collins
Muze Guest Artist Bette Midler
Muze Guest Artist James Taylor
Muze Guest Artist Laura Nyro
Muze Guest Artist Chaka Khan
Muze Guest Artist Ruth Brown
Muze Guest Artist B.B. King
Muze Guest Artist Frankie Valli

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Dickins, Erin

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/14/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567826612
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678266126

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