The Offbeat of Avenues

1991 – Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

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Notes on the album…

The Offbeat Of Avenues was the first of two albums for Columbia Records and the first Manhattan Transfer album where the majority of the songs were either written or co-written by the members of the group. The album yielded them yet another Grammy, this time for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for the song “Sassy.” The song has lyrics by Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne and music by Siegel and Bill Bodine.

4 Responses to The Offbeat of Avenues

  1. Raymond Edwards says:

    This tune featuring Tim Houser on lead, was written by Donald Fagon of Steely Dan fame and arranged by Mervyn Warren of Take Six fame and you add the incomparable harmonies of TMT and you have a winner. An upbeat tune with decending harmonies. One of my very favorite tunes by my favorite group. I would love to hear them perform this song live!

  2. Muge Sozen says:

    Hi, I’m from Ankara, Turkey. “The Offbeat of the Avenues” was the first song that I heard of The Manhattan Transfer, and from then, they became my favourite group. I have bought many of their albums, and I listen to them almost every day. They are surely the best! :) Why doesn’t TMT come to Turkey? I’d love to listen to them live! Best love to TMT! :)

  3. Penelope Tuck says:

    Can you tell me which album has Chanson D’Amour on it?

  4. Hi, Penelope. Chanson D’Amour is on Pastiche.

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