When I was growing up and first was introduced to music from days gone by (I already was a 50s guy) I wanted t find people that at the time were performing older music. This was the 70s and even to there was a huge 50s revival then there was nothing on the radio but disco, I finally found a 'new' band called the Manhattan Transfer. I was IN LOVE w/them and all they did. They spoke to my sensibilities and interests. WOW what a revalation it was to find them. YouTube - The Manhattan Transfer-On A Little Street In Singapore #126-*T*O*T*Ps*70s* The MT spent most of their early years dancing around 40's and 50's music at a time that really wouldn't have spun them into the stratosphere of musical superstardom but they managed to snag what at the time was know as the Summer Series on tv. Imagine my delight as could see all this vintage deliciousness ever week. YouTube - JAVA JIVE/MANHATTAN TRANSFER WITH LAUREL MASSÉ. Most folks wher I grew up thot I was weird because only ole things appealed to me. I'd still rather shop at Goodwill instead of Macy's. I love an old suit! Anyway the MT had a HUGE hit record w/the Twilight Zone around the same time that Bernadette Peters scored a top 10 w/her endition of Gee Whiz. YouTube - THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER WITH LAUREL MASSÉ In the band of 4 members, all awesome artists/singers individually. Laurel Masee stood out for me. YouTube - BLUE CHAMPAGNE/MANHATTAN TRANSFER WITH LAUREL MASSÉ That's her w/the band. After she was replaced w/Cheryl....I finally found here solo wotk. Damn I was glad. Gone was the stuf I loved but I really her jazz. Even tho I was moving into more of rockabilly I really loved her music. This is when when I was a teenager I really got into vocalists. YouTube - LAUREL MASSE MEMBER OF MANHATTAN TRANSFER (1972-1979) YouTube - LAUREL MASSE/LUSH LIFE/MANHATTAN TRANSFER WITH LAUREL MASSÉ. I often wonder what I could say to people who are my fave singers who are still alive. I wish I could tell Laurel what a great chunk of goodness she's brought to my life just by simply hearing these songs. YouTube - MANHATTAN TRANSFER WITH LAUREL MASSÉ. I wish I could find more clips of her solo stuff to convert you too but I can't. Ok this was just my idol diary for an artist! Yeah It's My Party and I'll post if I want to!