is the eighth studio album released by Bop Doo-Wopp The Manhattan Transfer in 1984 on the Atlantic Records label. Six of the ten tracks on Bob Doo-Wopp are live performances.
The album contained the song "
Route 66" which originally appeared on the soundtrack to the Burt Reynolds' film . Sharky's Machine
The album is essentially a "live" album (6 tracks) with some additional studio cuts (4 tracks). Five tracks were recorded live at the
Nakano Sun Plaza in Japan in November 1983. Songs from these concerts were also released in 1996 on their album . The other live cut, "Duke of Dubuque", was recorded for the Man-Tora! Live in Tokyo Evening at Pops series on PBS. The song "Safronia B" was recorded in Sydney, Australia in December 1983. The other three songs were recorded in New York City.
This album spanned another
single in "Baby Come Back to Me (The Morse Code of Love)" which reached #83 on the chart in late 1984. The song was dedicated to Billboard Hot 100 The Capris (an Italian vocal group from Queens) who released the single "There's a Moon Out Tonight" in 1960.
Route 66 hit the in 1982, reaching #78, and earned the group another Billboard Hot 100 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group."
Track listing [ edit ]
Route 66" ( Bobby Troup) (3:20) "Jeannine" (
Duke Pearson, Oscar Brown, Jr) (5:30) "My Cat Fell in the Well (Well! Well! Well!)" (Billy Moll, Terry Shand, Dave Roberson) (2:45)
"The Duke of Dubuque" (James Marchant, Billy Faber, Lawrence Royal) (2:20)
How High the Moon" ( Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) (1:58) "Baby Come Back to Me (The Morse Code of Love)" (Nick Santamaria) (2:52)
"Safronia B" (
Calvin Boze) (2:08) "Heart's Desire" (George Cox, James Dozier,
Hugh X. Lewis, Bernard Purdie) (2:40) "That's The Way It Goes" (Raoul Cita,
George Goldner) (2:49) "
Unchained Melody" ( Alex North, Hy Zaret) (2:30)
Personnel [ edit ]
The Manhattan Transfer
Cheryl Bentyne - vocals, vocal arrangements (6, 10)
Tim Hauser - vocals, musical arrangements (1), vocal arrangements (6, 8, 9, 10)
Alan Paul - vocals, vocal arrangements (6, 10)
Janis Siegel - vocals, musical arrangements (1), vocal arrangements (3-6, 10)
Alex Blake - bass
Al Capps - vocal arrangements (1)
Richard Cole - vocal arrangements (2)
John Cutcliffe - additional backing vocals (7)
Yaron Gershovsky - keyboards, conductor, musical arrangements (2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Wayne Johnson - guitar, musical arrangements (4)
Tom Kellock - synthesizer
Phil Mattson - vocal arrangements (2)
Jon Mayer - acoustic piano Andy Muson - bass
Jim Nelson - drums
Ira Newborn - guitar, musical arrangements (3, 8) Don Roberts - woodwinds, additional backing vocals (7)
Art Rodriguez - drums, additional backing vocals (7)
Production [ edit ]
Producer: Tim Hauser (Tracks 1, 2 & 4-10); Richard Perry and Tim Hauser (Track 3).
Tracking and Remix:
Elliot Scheiner Engineers: Howard Steele (Track 3) and Richard Lush (Track 7).
Second Engineers on Track 7: Glen Holguin and Richard Muecke.
Tracking Engineer on Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8 & 9: Kenichi Matsuda
Monitor Engineer on Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8 & 9: Pete Winer
House Engineer on Tracks 1, 2, 5, 8 & 9: Dan Kasting
Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios (Los Angeles, CA). Art Direction: Bob Defrin
Cover Illustration: Leslie Cabarga
Management: Brian Avnet
References / Sources [ edit ]