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The Manhattans feat. Gerald Alston

October 11 - 12

| $39 - $79
The Manhattans feat. Gerald Alston

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The Manhattans were one of those classic R&B vocal groups who manage to achieve incredible career longevity by adapting their style to fit changing times. Formed in the ’60s as a doo wop-influenced R&B quintet, the Manhattans reinvented themselves as sweet smooth soul balladeers during the ’70s. In doing so, they somehow overcame the death of lead singer George Smith, and with new frontman Gerald Alston became more popular than they’d ever been, landing an across-the-board number one hit in 1976 with “Kiss and Say Goodbye.” Under the leadership of Winfred “Blue” Lovett (who also composed some of the group’s biggest hits), the Manhattans survived as a viable chart act well into the ’80s, over two decades after their formation. The Manhattans got together not in their namesake location, but in nearby Jersey City, NJ, in 1962. The group was centered around lead singer George “Smitty” Smith and bass (and sometime lead) vocalist Winfred “Blue” Lovett; the other original members were Kenny Kelley, Richard Taylor, and Edward “Sonny” Bivins, the latter of whom sometimes co-wrote material with accomplished songwriter Lovett. In 1964, the Manhattans signed with the Newark-based Carnival label and teamed up with producer Joe Evans; they scored their first hit in early 1965 with “I Wanna Be (Your Everything),” a number 12 R&B hit that established their way with a ballad right from the beginning. It was the first of eight singles for Carnival, a string that continued up through 1967.

Details

Start:
October 11, 2018
End:
October 12, 2018
Cost:
$39 - $79
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2JNCLUF

Venue

Yoshi's Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

Organizer

Yoshi’s Oakland
Phone:
510.238.9200
Website:
yoshis.com/oakland

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Yes
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