- Bop Doo-Wop
Name = Bop Doo-Wop
Type = studio
The Manhattan Transfer
Genre = Jazz
Last album =
Bodies and Souls
This album =
Next album = Vocalese
"Bop Doo-Wop" is the seventh album released by
The Manhattan Transferin 1985 on the Atlantic recordslabel. Six of the ten tracks on Bob Doo-Wopp are live performances.
The album contained the song "Route 66" which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the
Burt Reynolds' film Sharky's Machine.
The album is essentially a "live" album (6 tracks) with some additional studio cuts (4 tracks). Five tracks were recorded live at the
NakanoSun Plaza in Japanin November, 1983. The other live cut, "Duke of Dubuque", was recorded for the Evening at Popsseries on PBS. The song "Safronia B" was recorded in Sydney, Australiain December, 1983. The other three songs were recorded in New York.
This album another
Billboard Magazine Hot 100single in "Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)" which reached #83 on the chart. The song was dedicated to The Capris(an Italian vocal group from Queens) who released the single "There's A Moon Out Tonight" in 1960.
"Route 66" hit the
Billboard Magazine Hot 100in 1982, reaching #78, and earned the group another Grammy Awardin the category of "Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group."
# Route 66 (3:20)
# Jeannine (5:30)
# My Cat Fell In The Well (Well! Well! Well!) (2:45)
# The Duke Of Dubuque (2:20)
# How High The Moon (1:58)
# Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)(2:52)
# Safronia B (2:08)
# Heart's Desire (2:40)
# That's The Way It Goes (2:49)
# Unchained Melody (2:30)
References / Sources
* [http://www.manhattantransfer.org/ The Manhattan Transfer Official Website]
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