Mecca for Moderns - The Manhattan Transfer
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  1. On the Boulevard
  2. Boy from New York City
  3. (Wanted) Dead or Alive
  4. Spies in the Night
  5. Smile Again
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  1. On the Boulevard
  2. Boy from New York City
  3. (Wanted) Dead or Alive
  4. Spies in the Night
  5. Smile Again
  6. Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)
  7. (Word Of) Confirmation
  8. Kafka
  9. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
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After the deserved artistic, critical and popular success of Extensions, the Manhattan Transfer went back to ace producer Jay Graydon for Mecca for Moderns, which almost matches its predecessor in its contemporary energy while drawing selectively from the past. Outstanding is the handclapping treatment of the 1965 rock tune "The Boy from New York City" (a number seven hit single) and the happily swinging vocalese of the Count Basie band's "Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)," although their version of Charlie Parker's ...

Mecca for Moderns 1990, Atlantic

UPC: 075678148224

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