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

Vocals Cheryl Bentyne
Vocals Tim Hauser
Vocals Alan Paul
Vocals Janis Siegel

Other Musicians

1 Spice Of Life

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar David Williams
Guitar Kevin Clark
Fender Rhodes Larry Williams
Programming Casey Young
Harmonica Stevie Wonder
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Ernie Watts
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant


2 This Independence

Bass (synthesizer) Larry Williams
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar David Williams
Keyboards Larry Williams
Programming Casey Young
Sax Larry Williams
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant


3 Mystery

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar David Williams
Fender Rhodes Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Programming Casey Young
Sax Ernie Watts


4 American Pop

Bass (synthesizer) Larry Williams
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar David Williams
Synthesizer Pete Robinson
Vocals Frankie Valli


5 Soldier Of Fortune

Bass Alex Blake
Drums Art Rodriguez
Guitar Wayne Johnson
Piano Yaron Gershovsky
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Programming Casey Young


6 Code Of Ethics

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Wayne Johnson
Piano Randy Waldman
Synthesizer Randy Waldman
Programming Casey Young
Programming John Erdsvoog


7 Malaise En Malaisie

Bass Alex Blake
Drums Art Rodriguez
Guitar Wayne Johnson
Koto June Kiramoto
Keyboards Yaron Gershovsky
Synthesizer Yaron Gershovsky
Programming Casey Young


8 Down South Camp Meeting

Drums Carlos Vega
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Clarinet Cheryl Bentyne


9 Why Not! (Manhattan Carnival)

Bass Alex Blake
Drums Art Rodriguez
Guitar Wayne Johnson
Keyboards Yaron Gershovsky
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Gary Herbig
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Charlie Loper
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Chuck Findley


10 Goodbye Love

Fender Rhodes Jeremy Lubbock


11 The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven

Fender Rhodes Jeremy 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