on June 28, 2012
For some good ol' fashioned `Love Croonin', it don't get much better than The Manhattans. If you're looking for `tear the roof off the sucker' action - you gonna have to go next door, or down the street. On romantic nights spent in front of a fireplace with that special someone, while it's raining outside - The Manhattans will have you swirling around the stars.
This cd provides a good introduction to the uninitiated. Besides the classics `Shining Star', and `Kiss And Say Goodbye'....there are other gems on this cd that will whet the appetite, and leave the listener wanting to seek out more music from this legendary group. `It Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad' is probably the song that made me an official `Manhattan-ite'. `We Never Danced To A Love Song' aways blows me away. `Wish That You Were Mine', `Just One Moment Away', `Am I Losing You', `The Way We Were/Memories'......Oooooo - wee!!
The orchestrations on The Manhattans' songs are some of the most gorgeous sounds around. Lead singer Gerald Alston is one of the smoothest crooners around, and group's harmonies are always tight.
I'll never get tired of listening to The Manhattans, and they will always be one of my all-Time favorite groups.