1987 – Atlantic
BRASIL was The Manhattan Transfer’s approach to Brazilian music. During the sessions, they worked with some of today’s most gifted songwriters, including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, and Atlantic Jazz recording artist Gilberto Gil. The songs were re-arranged and then re-fitted with English lyrics. The album won the Grammy for Best Pop Peformance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song “Soul Food To Go” hit #25 on Billboard’s Top Adult Contemporary chart.