1983 The Manhattan Transfer – Bodies And Souls

Bodies And Souls was released in September 1983, by The Manhattan Transfer on the Atlantic records label.

This album took The Manhattan Transfer in a different direction from their previous releases, offering a new, revised style of their music. There were several collaborations on this album, including Stevie Wonder, Rod Temperton, and Jeremy Lubbock. Also appearing as a guest artist on the album was Frankie Valli, who appears on the song “American Pop”.

The final track on the album, “The Night That Monk Returned to Heaven”, is a tribute to American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

Alan Paul co-wrote two songs on the album, “Malaise En Malaisie” and “Code of Ethics”.

Tracks

Spice Of Life(Derek Bramble, Rod Temperton) 3:43
2  This Independence (John Capek, Marc Jordan) 5:02
3  Mystery (Rod Temperton) 5:01
4  American Pop (John Capek, Marc Jordan) 3:35
5  Soldier Of Fortune (John Capek, Marc Jordan) 4:24
6  Code Of Ethics (Wayne Johnson, Alan Paul, Randy Waldman) 5:05
7  Malaise En Malaisie (Alain Chamfort, Serge Gainsbourg, Alan Paul) 4:00
8  Down South Camp Meeting (Fletcher Henderson, Jon Hendricks, Irving Mills) 3:02
9  Why Not! (Manhattan Carnival)(Michel Camilo, Julie Elgenberg, Hilary Koski) 2:34
10  Goodbye Love (Jeremy Lubbock, Richard Rudolph) 3:06
11  The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven (Robert Kraft) 3:21

Media

Musicians

VocalsCheryl Bentyne
VocalsTim Hauser
VocalsAlan Paul
VocalsJanis Siegel

Other Musicians

1 Spice Of Life

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarKevin Clark
Fender RhodesLarry Williams
ProgrammingCasey Young
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
SaxLarry Williams
SaxErnie Watts
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant


2 This Independence

Bass (synthesizer)Larry Williams
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsLarry Williams
ProgrammingCasey Young
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant


3 Mystery

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDavid Williams
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingCasey Young
SaxErnie Watts


4 American Pop

Bass (synthesizer)Larry Williams
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDavid Williams
SynthesizerPete Robinson
VocalsFrankie Valli


5 Soldier Of Fortune

BassAlex Blake
DrumsArt Rodriguez
GuitarWayne Johnson
PianoYaron Gershovsky
SynthesizerLarry Williams
ProgrammingCasey Young


6 Code Of Ethics

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarWayne Johnson
PianoRandy Waldman
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
ProgrammingCasey Young
ProgrammingJohn Erdsvoog


7 Malaise En Malaisie

BassAlex Blake
DrumsArt Rodriguez
GuitarWayne Johnson
KotoJune Kiramoto
KeyboardsYaron Gershovsky
SynthesizerYaron Gershovsky
ProgrammingCasey Young


8 Down South Camp Meeting

DrumsCarlos Vega
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
ClarinetCheryl Bentyne


9 Why Not! (Manhattan Carnival)

BassAlex Blake
DrumsArt Rodriguez
GuitarWayne Johnson
KeyboardsYaron Gershovsky
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
SaxLarry Williams
SaxGary Herbig
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetChuck Findley


10 Goodbye Love

Fender RhodesJeremy Lubbock


11 The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven

Fender RhodesJeremy Lubbock

 

Liner Notes

=Producer – Richard Rudolph, The Manhattan Transfer
Producer – Tim Hauser (Track 8)
Producer – Greg Mathieson (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns), Horns – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By (Instrumental, Vocals, Horns) – Rod Temperton (Track 1)
Arranged By (Instrumental, Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 2, 4, 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Tim Hauser (Tracks 2, 5)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Alan Paul (Tracks 5, 6, 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 6, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Instrumental) – Randy Waldman (Track 6)
Arranged By (Instrumental) – Yaron Gershovsky (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Janis Siegel (Tracks 8, 9)
Coordinator (Management) – Marsha Loeb
Coordinator (Production) – John Cutcliffe
Engineer (Recording) – David Leonard (Track 8)
Engineer (Second) – Benny Faccone, David Glover, Gary Boatner, Joe Borga, Rick Butz, Steve Bates
Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin Clark
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction, Design – Fayette Hauser

Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – United Western Studios
Recorded At – Baby’O Recorders
Recorded At – T.A.P.E. Recorders
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Factory
Recorded At – Bodifications
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Baby’O Recorders
Mastered At – Allied Record Company
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix
Mastered At – A&M Studios