The Manhattans: Gerald "Smut" Alston, Winfred "Blue" Lovett, Richie "Ricky" Taylor, Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, Edward "Sonny Dip" Bivins (vocals).
Producers: Bobby Marin, The Manhattans, Leo Graham.
Compilation producers: Leo Sacks, Adam Block.
Recorded between 1973 & 1980.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Winfred "Blue" Lovett (vocals); Edward "Sonny" Bivins, Kenneth "Wally" Kelly (tenor).
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
Arrangers: James Mack; Tony Randazzo.
Ten beloved recordings from the Manhattans' CBS era. The dazzling choices include a shining version of Timi Yuro's '60s hit "Hurt," which they rejuvenate with the addendum of a killer fade. Two underrated bawlers, "Wish That You Were Mine" and "Am I Losing You," are as gripping as their mega hits: "Shining Star" and "Kiss and Say Goodbye." These are coveted male group sounds by one of the urban genre's most durable and liked vocal groups. ~ Andrew Hamilton