Manhattans -- It Feels So Good
Manhattans -- Let's Start It All Over Again
Manhattans -- Mind Your Business
These two tracks are off Manhattans' 1977 LP It Feels So Good. The first track, "Let's Start It All Over Again," is typical of their work on this LP (and, from what I understand off allmusic.com, typical of their work in general: soft R&B with high, mellow crooning and a deep deep voice stepping in occasionally.
"Mind Your Business" is different from the rest of the tracks: a funk tune starting with handclaps and tight harmonizing, adding horns and a snappy thumping bassline, the vocals a page ripped from Chapter 1 of Stevie Wonder's book, the lyrics telling someone what's what. It seems a direction the group could have explored more, but it's not what they're known for. This is the first of their LPs I've heard; it's solid but for the most part not outstanding; luckily from poking around a bit it seems it's not considered their best record. The LP's out of print and it seems "Mind Your Business" is unavailable on CD, though there's a (poorly reviewed) compilation with "Let's Start It All Over Again" on it.
Maybe Oliver Wang or London Lee know something about this group--where to go from here, which LPs have great songs otherwise unavailable, etc. From what I've seen so far, they know something about every nook and cranny of soul music, which is both impressive and intimidating.
You three amaze me--it's a very different, and more focused, approach you have to music. Mine is much more like Dory from Finding Nemo--"oh look! a shiny thing." ^_^
i know you don't 'do' requests exactly, but i'm looking for son house's john the revelator or death house. any chance?
John, no, sorry. I don't do requests. If I did I would probably have emailed the song to you, but since I don't I didn't.
The process is pretty simple. I'd pick what album I want to review and either I could or someone else got there first. I'm not there anymore, I did the Slow Jams review about four years ago I would say...
Anyway, I think you most certainly do have the chops...
Also, are you sure you want to leave that comment up with your email address in it? You'll start getting spam once the spambots find it.
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