The Manhattans

The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye

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The Best of the Manhattans: Kiss and Say Goodbye is a terrific, 19-song overview of the Manhattans' recordings for Columbia in the '70s. All but two of the group's Top Ten R&B hits for the label are featured -- there's no "We Never Danced to a Love Song" or "Crazy," but "There's No Me Without You," "Don't Take Your Love," "Hurt," "Kiss and Say Goodbye," "I Kinda Miss You," "It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad," "Am I Losing You," and "Shining Star" are all present -- and several fine lesser-known singles and album tracks are added for good measure. Although the collection might be a bit too extensive for casual fans, it's the definitive overview of the Manhattans' time as a smooth soul group, illustrating how they helped develop the quiet storm subgenre.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:26 Amazon
2 3:27 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:37 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:16 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:41 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:57 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:26 Spotify
9 5:19 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:36 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:42 SpotifyAmazon
13 4:39 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:19 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:27 SpotifyAmazon
16 4:09 Spotify
17 4:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 4:12 SpotifyAmazon
19
3:41 SpotifyAmazon
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