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The Manhattan Transfer - Mecca For Moderns

The Manhattan Transfer - Mecca For Moderns
Performer: The Manhattan Transfer
Genre: Jazz / Pop
Title: Mecca For Moderns
MP3 album size: 1003 mb
FLAC album size: 2709 mb
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Vocal, Swing
Country: South Africa
Released: 1981
Catalog number: ATC 9781
Label: Atlantic


1A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Arranged By – Gene PuerlingMusic By, Lyrics By – Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin
2Spies In The Night
Music By – David FosterMusic By, Arranged By [Rhythm & Vocals] – Jay GraydonMusic By, Lyrics By, Arranged By [Vocals] – Alan Paul
3Boy From New York City
Arranged By [Rhythm & Horns] – Jay GraydonArranged By [Vocals] – Alan PaulMusic By, Lyrics By – George Davis, John Taylor
4(Wanted) Dead Or Alive
Arranged By – Jay GraydonLyrics By – Slinger FranciscoMusic By – Art De Coteau
5(The Word Of) Confirmation
Arranged By – Milcho LevievLyrics By – Eddie JeffersonMusic By – Charlie Parker
6Smile Again
Lyrics By – Alan PaulMusic By – Bill ChamplinMusic By, Arranged By – Jay GraydonMusic By, Arranged By [Strings] – David Foster
7Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)
Arranged By [Rhythm & Vocals] – Jay GraydonArranged By [Vocals] – Janis SiegelLyrics By – Don WolfMusic By – Freddie Green
Music By, Arranged By – Bernard Kafka, Jay Graydon
9On The Boulevard
Lyrics By – Marc JordanMusic By – Richard PageMusic By, Arranged By – Jay Graydon


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
S 90.405The Manhattan Transfer Mecca For Moderns ‎(LP, Album)AtlanticS 90.405Spain1981
32XD-835The Manhattan Transfer Mecca For Moderns ‎(CD, Album, RE)Atlantic32XD-835Japan1987
SD 16036The Manhattan Transfer Mecca For Moderns ‎(LP, Album, SP)AtlanticSD 16036US1981
83401The Manhattan Transfer Meca Para Modernos (Mecca For Moderns) ‎(LP, Album)Atlantic83401Argentina1981
ATL 50 791, (MS/MT 5634)The Manhattan Transfer Mecca For Moderns ‎(LP, Album, Gre)Atlantic, AtlanticATL 50 791, (MS/MT 5634)Germany1981


  • Art DirectionRichard De Gussi, Sarah Richardson
  • BassAbraham Laboriel (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B3)
  • ContractorFrank De Caro
  • DrumsMike Baird (tracks: A2), Steve Gadd (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B3)
  • Engineer [Assistant]Bob Bullock, Deborah Thompson
  • GuitarAl Viola (tracks: B1), Dean Parks (tracks: A2, B3), Jay Graydon (tracks: A1, A2 to A4, B3), Steve Lukather (tracks: A1, A4, A5)
  • Keyboards, SynthesizerDavid Foster (tracks: A5)
  • Lyricon, SaxophoneTom Scott (tracks: A3)
  • Mastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Organ, SynthesizerGreg Mathieson (tracks: A3)
  • PercussionAlex Acuna (tracks: A3)
  • Photography By, Art DirectionSteven Arnold
  • PianoDavid Foster (tracks: A2, A4, A5), Milcho Leviev (tracks: B2, B3), Yaron Gershovsky (tracks: B1, B3)
  • Piano, KeyboardsVictor Feldman (tracks: A1)
  • ProducerJay Graydon
  • Recorded ByJoseph Bogan
  • RemixJay Graydon
  • SaxophoneDon Roberts (tracks: A2), Richie Cole (tracks: B2)
  • ScatJon Hendricks (tracks: B2)
  • Steel Drums, CowbellAndy Norell (tracks: A3)
  • SynthesizerJay Graydon (tracks: A1, A3), Mike Boddicker (tracks: A4, B3), Steve George (tracks: B3)
  • TrumpetJerry Hey (tracks: A2)


  • Marketed By – WEA Records (Pty) Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Dawnbreaker Studios
  • Mixed At – Garden Rake Studio
  • Overdubbed At – Garden Rake Studio
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios



The Manhattan Transfer. Mecca For Moderns. Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz. Mecca for Moderns is the sixth studio album by The Manhattan Transfer. It was released in 1981 by Atlantic Records. This album was the highest charting album to date for the group, peaking on Billboard magazine's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart at No. With this album, the Manhattan Transfer became the first group to win Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. Mecca For Moderns was the highest charting album for The Manhattan Transfer, peaking on Billboards Top Pop Album charts at 22. The album also helped The Manhattan Transfer make music history by becoming the first group to win Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. Boy From New York City became their first top 10 hit, reaching 7 on Billboards Hot 100 charts. The song also won them the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Until I Met You Corner Pocket earned them a Grammy for Best Jazz Performance, Duo or Group. Songs in album The Manhattan Transfer - Mecca For Modern 1981. The Manhattan Transfer - On The Boulevard. The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City. The Manhattan Transfer - Wanted Dead Or Alive. The Manhattan Transfer - Spies In The Night. The Manhattan Transfer - Smile Again. The Manhattan Transfer - 'Until I Met You' Corner Pocket. The Manhattan Transfer - The Word Of Confirmation. The Manhattan Tra. This item:Mecca for Moderns by The Manhattan Transfer Audio CD . Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by SaleTag. Bodies & Souls by The Manhattan Transfer Audio CD . Even when I was barely talking The Manhattan Transfer were always a part of my life. Didn't know at that what vocalese was,or who invented it. Just knew that groups such as this defined the core of how I viewed collective jazz vocals. Even up to the present day. This quartet dedicated this album to the quest for harmony on the world. From the lyrical themes of this album I perceive that to have a double meaning. Album 1981 9 Songs. Mecca for Moderns. Manhattan Transfer. Vocal Jazz 1981. On the Boulevard. Listen free to The Manhattan Transfer Mecca for Moderns On the Boulevard, Boy From New York City and more. 9 tracks 36:12. The Manhattan Transfer is the name of two incarnations of an American vocal group, with Tim Hauser being the only link between the two groups. The groups name comes from John Dos Passos 1 read more. Completa la tua Collezione su The Manhattan Transfer. The Manhattan Transfer: все альбомы, включая The Junction , The Manhattan Transfer Anthology - Down In Birdland , The Manhattan Transfer и другие. Композиторы: Alan Paul - David Foster - Jay Graydon - The Manhattan Transfer. Smile Again. Автор: Alan Paul - Bill Champlin - David Foster - Jay Graydon, Композиторы: Alan Paul - Bill Champlin - David Foster - Jay Graydon - The Manhattan Transfer. Until I Meet You Corner Pocket
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