The Manhattans

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Show from 18th. November 2012 (adds/news removed)
Hour One
01 - The Chil-lites - Heavenly Body
02 + Patti Austin - That's Enough For Me
03 - Boney James - Sweet Thing (inst. saxophone)
04 - Robert Parker - Caught You In A Lie
05 - Atlantic Starr - Love me Down
06 + BabyFace/Gwyneth Paltrow - Just My Imagination
07 - The Whispers - Are You Going My way
08 - The Gap Band - I Found My Baby
09 - Gwen Guthrie - Bitter Sweet Love
10 + Tavares - Never Had A Love Like This Before
11 - Chaka Khan - Make It Last Forever
12 - Tanya Marie - Come Go With me
Hour Two
'Three-in-a-row' (regular feature with a short bio):
13 - The Manhattans - One Life To Live/Crazy/ It Feels So Good
16 - Alex Lattimore - Rising To The Top (sound bed)
17 - Johnny Guitar Watson - The Lone Ranger
18 - Billy Paul - Bring The Family Back
19 - Keni Burke - Hang Tight
20 - The Bar-Kays - Shine
21 - The Valentine Brothers - This Kind Of Love (Is So Special)
22 - The Active Force - Give Me Your Love
23 + Bernard Wright - Who Do You Love
24 - Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You

 Tracks pre-marked by '+' are slightly distorted

The Manhattans Story:

Formed in 1962 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, about 10 miles south of New York City's borough of Manhattan, this enduring soul group enjoyed its greatest success during the 70s. The original members were lead vocalist George Smith, bass singer Winfred "Blue' Lovett , tenor Edward Bivins , tenor Kenneth Kelley and baritone Richard Taylor. Specializing in smooth ballads, the group recorded first for the Newark, New Jersey-based Carnival label, on which they placed eight singles on the US R&B charts, beginning with 1965"s "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)". In 1969, they changed to DeLuxe Records, on which they recorded their first Top 10 R&B hit, "One Life To Live", in 1972.

The previous year, Smith died, and was replaced by Gerald Alston. The group left DeLuxe for Columbia Records in 1973, where their now-sweetened soul style resulted in a string of Top 10 R&B hits, including the 1976 number 1 "Kiss And Say Goodbye', which also made number 1 on the pop charts, and 1980"s "Shining Star' (number 4 R&B/number 5 pop). After 1983"s number 4 "Crazy", the group's chart popularity waned, although they continued to release recordings for Columbia. Taylor left the group in 1976 and was not replaced; he died in 1987. Alston left in 1988 for a solo career, following which the group switched to the Valley Vue label. Lovett and Alston were reunited in 1993, and alongside new members Troy May and David Tyson have carried the Manhattans flame into the new millennium. (music.us)

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