The Manhattan Transfer is an American a cappella, jazz fusion/pop music group founded in 1969 in New York City and still active in the 2010s. There have been two editions of the group, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, Pat Rosalia and Gene Pistilli. The second version of the group, formed in 1973, consisted of Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Massé. In 1978, after Massé was badly injured in a car accident, she was replaced by Cheryl Bentyne. The group’s long-time pianist, Yaron Gershovsky, accompanied the group on tour and served as music director. Trist Curless from the Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact became a permanent member in October 2014 following Hauser’s death.
The group won various Grammy Awards in the 1980s. The group won its first Grammys in 1980 for their cover of Weather Report’s “Birdland”. Their recording earned them their first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance and the group’s first Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices, to Janis Siegel for her arrangement of the song. Their cover of “The Boy from New York City”, won them the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and “Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)” earned them a Grammy for Best Jazz Performance, Duo or Group. In 1982, the group won another Grammy for its rendition of “Route 66”. In 1985, the group won Grammys in two categories: Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group, and Best Arrangement for Voices. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, we’ll be doing something different. “1980s Remakes.” I think you’ll be surprised to discover how many great songs were re-made (or covered if you’d prefer) in the 1980s. I’m talking about songs from the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s were re-tooled and got musical makeovers during the decade of the 1980s, and I’ve got them for you tonight. Artists bringing ’em back include: Chaka Khan, Manhattan Transfer, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, Johnny Mathis, Rick James, the Pointer Sisters, Howard Hewett, Deniece Williams, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Blues Brothers, Joyce Sims with Jimmy Castor and others. I think you’re gonna love this. The fun starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. The 1980s was a very diverse musical decade indeed, and you’ll hear why when you join me for “1980s Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I think you are going to enjoy and love this evening’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist; aside from the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, you’ll also hear from: Quincy Jones & James Ingram, the Temptations, Donna Summer, Grandmaster Flash, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Barry White, plus I’ll get downright nostalgic with music from: the Capris, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, Manhattan Transfer, Deniece Williams, Fred Parris & the Five Satins, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Process & the Doo Rags and much more. As you can see, its gonna be a full plate. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” I’ll have a lot of “Soul For Your Bowl,” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
When I come your way this evening with “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear from: Jerry Butler, Manhattan Transfer, the Marvelettes, Aretha Franklin, the Manhattans, LaBelle, Al Hibbler, Sister Sledge, Tower of Power, the Four Tops with Billy Eckstine, Jimmy Castor (live in concert), and a lot of other artists I think you’ll enjoy. It all begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Check it out again, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. You’ll have a good time with me and “Great Soul Performances” later on at the home of the “Greatest Hits of The 60s, 70s & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Bobby Jay comes your way at 7PM eastern time with songs by: Manhattan Transfer, Run D.M.C., Barry White, Stars On 45, Diana Ross, the Pointer Sisters, Rick James, the Manhattans, Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, A Taste of Honey and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, with the link to hear it again at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. Check me out in a few at the home for “The Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I think I’ve got some good stuff lined up for you this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: The “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, the Whispers, Gregory Abbott, the Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Manhattan Transfer, Inner Life with Jocelyn Brown, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, the Moments and other artists on RadioMaxMusic.Com. It begins a 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think you’re gonna enjoy it. To hear it more than once after the initial airing this evening, you can do that by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html . So Join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80” at the home of the hits, RadioMax. PEACE!
I think I’ve got a nice mixed bag of music for you, when you join me later this evening at 7PM Eastern Time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist I’ve got: Barry White, the Bar-Kays, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, Guns & Roses, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Grandmaster Flash, Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bob Marley, Talking Heads and a whole lot more. Remember, that after the original live broadcast this evening, starting tomorrow, you can listen to the show again at your heart’s content, anytime day or night, until next Wednesday evening’s new show, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html.
So join me later at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s”