The Manhattan Transfer: Soul Food to Go


Soul Food to Go


The Manhattan Transfer


Brasil (Atlantic 81803-2)

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Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul & Djavan (vocals), Wayne Johnson (guitar), Buddy Williams (drums), Djalma Correa (percussion), Jeff Lorber (synthesizer)


Composed by Djavan & Doug Figer. Arranged by Janis Siegel & Jeff Lorber


Recorded: Los Angeles, October 1986


Rating: 99/100 (learn more)

"We got cool and hot," they sing, "just for you—the pleasures of the soul." For Tim, Janis, Cheryl & Alan, soul food means music. "This bebop's too much," they savor. From Kansas City to Brazil, jazz "gets you hot in your home." For four decades, The Manhattan Transfer has been our Art Nouveau flagship, steaming tirelessly from port to port, carrying the banner of smart group singing, beseeching, "Do you believe in jazz?" Hey, we not only believe in jazz, we believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and The Manhattan Transfer—all bringers of bliss.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz


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