Music - The Manhattan Transfer and P5GO Twilight

This ‘Week’s Selected’, ’The Manhattan Transfer’, relates to the previous’ UU’s focus on ‘First we take Manhattan’. See more in this week’s Extra UU. But first a portrayal of the legendary quartet and their concert.

“The Manhattan Transfer is an American a cappella, jazz fusion/pop music group founded in 1969 in New York City and still active in the 2010s. There have been two editions of the group, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, Pat Rosalia and Gene Pistilli. The second version of the group, formed in 1973, consisted of Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Massé. In 1978, after Massé was badly injured in a car accident, she was replaced by Cheryl Bentyne. The group's long-time pianist, Yaron Gershovsky, accompanied the group on tour and served as music director. Trist Curless from the Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact became a permanent member in October 2014 following Hauser's death.”

“The group won various Grammy Awards in the 1980s. The group won its first Grammys in 1980 for their cover of Weather Report's ‘Birdland’. Their recording earned them their first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance and the group's first Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices, to Janis Siegel for her arrangement of the song. Their cover of ‘The Boy from New York City’, won them the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and ‘Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)’ earned them a Grammy for Best Jazz Performance, Duo or Group. In 1982, the group won another Grammy for its rendition of ‘Route 66’. In 1985, the group won Grammys in two categories: Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group, and Best Arrangement for Voices. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.” (ref. Wikipedia)

The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese Live 1986 - FULL CONCERT
The Manhattan Transfer Lyrics

Extra UU – The Manhattan Transfer - Twilight zone (tone)

This extra UU is a continuum of the 50 P5GO and relates to the previous UU ‘First we take Manhattan’. Leonard Cohen had a surprising accident and sudden death at home just 2 days before 11/9. Nevertheless, The Manhattan Transfer album, Extensions, earned the group their second U.S. popular music success, as it included the hit ‘Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone’. It is a tribute to the 1960’s television series The Twilight Zone. The track also reached the Top 30 in the UK, where the group continued to make several appearances on popular television shows.”

“The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including psychological horror, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and psychological thriller; and often conclude with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. Throughout the 1950s, Serling established himself as one of the most popular names in television. His most vocal complaints concerned censorship, which was frequently practiced by sponsors and networks."

“Manhattan is often described as the cultural and financial capital of the world and hosts the United Nations Headquarters. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and Manhattan is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization: the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many multinational media conglomerates are based in the borough.”

The association to The Twilight Zone and Manhattan is that the Trump Tower is sited there. Manhattan and New York will be a setting for some following extra UU concerning the continuum of the UU Theme ‘The fifth Pyramid’ that started with UU 2016.mai.13, the 12 P5GO (The 5th Pyramid – Game Over) that started with UU2016.juli.08 and the 50 P5GO that started with UU 2016.sept.30.
The Manhattan Transfer [Twilight zone] [Twilight tone]