The Manhattans: Gerald (Smut) Alston, Winifred (Blue) Lovett, Kenneth (Wally) Kelly, Edward (sonny) (Dip) Bivins (vocals).
Producers include: Leo Graham, James Mack, Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter, Teddy Randazzo.
Compilation producers: Leo Sacks, Winfred (Blue) Lovett.
Tracks recorded between 1976 and 1981. Includes liner notes by Elvis Mitchell.
Digitially remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Like Sony's other Love Songs compilations, this one runs the risk of overlapping too much with greatest-hits discs for some consumers' tastes. Seven of the 13 tracks here are on The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye, which, like Love Songs, surveys their recordings from the 1970s and early 1980s for Columbia. Still, this collection does retrieve three R&B chart singles that eluded The Best of the Manhattans...: "We Never Danced to a Love Song," "Girl of My Dream," and "The Way We Were/Memories." The disc is filled out by a couple of album tracks and their 1972 single "A Million to One," which was actually on the Deluxe label. ~ Richie Unterberger