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Manhattan Transfer: Vocal Chord Swing

Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer has been around for 25 years, and if you ask Janis Siegel about the glue that holds the group together, she states the obvious: “We love to sing harmony and you can’t do it alone.”

Siegel has been with the group since it all began in 1972, possessing a passion not only for harmony, but for the art of vocal arranging. “When we sing together,” she says, “it’s a magical happening for me. But don’t get me wrong. I love singing alone and I have several solo albums out there. It’s just that there’s nothing like being in the middle of a chord. It’s something that I love and always will.”

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