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Question: Seeking name of 1970s singing quartet

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nautico 

Customer

 17 Jun 2016 02:03 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 2:03 am UTC 

I haven't been able to remember the name of a quartet that I believe enjoyed its brief popularity in the 70s. It was comprised of two men and two women, and they sang in an exaggerated 1940s style, dressing in the fashion of that era as well. No, I'm not confusing the group with The Pointer Sisters, although the two women in the quartet did dress similarly, with shoulder pads and all.

I realize that's not much to go on, but the key to the search is their exclusively 40s style and sound. I'm surprised I haven't already been successful Googling them myself.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 17 Jun 2016 02:59 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 2:59 am UTC 

You wouldn't happen to remember any of the songs they recorded? Pretty please!

 

nautico 

Customer

 17 Jun 2016 03:17 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 3:17 am UTC 

Sorry, but I don't remember a single song.

 

probo 

User

 17 Jun 2016 06:49 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 6:49 am UTC 

Hello Nautico. Great to see you again!

Could they be 'The Mamas And the Papas'?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mamas_%26_the_Papas


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81Ojd3d2rY

All the best

Probo

 

q21 

Researcher

 17 Jun 2016 17:49 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 5:49 pm UTC 

nautico,

Another group "comprised of two men and two women" would be "The Manhattan Transfer", existing "1969–1971, 1972–1973, 1973–present", i.e. according to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manhattan_Transfer

Perhaps you will remember the name of the group in question when looking at this list of "vocal quartets"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Vocal_quartets

Regards,
q21

 

JD Umiat 

Researcher

 17 Jun 2016 17:55 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 5:55 pm UTC 

You're not thinking of the B-52's, are you?

Love Shack!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs&list=PLmXxqSJJq-yWFGnoeZtw48Okyo4xVUJJj

 

nautico 

Customer

 17 Jun 2016 18:11 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 6:11 pm UTC 

It's The Manhattan Transfer. q21, make that your answer!

 

q21 

Answer

 17 Jun 2016 18:24 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 6:24 pm UTC 

nautico,

glad to hear that you could identify the group.

This is a page (as mentioned on Wikipedia) with further details of their recordings:
http://www.singers.com/group/Manhattan-Transfer/

"Upcoming shows" of the current group:
http://manhattantransfer.net/

Regards,
q21

 

nautico 

Customer

 17 Jun 2016 18:26 UTCFri 17 Jun 2016 - 6:26 pm UTC 

Thanks!

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 18 Jun 2016 00:17 UTCSat 18 Jun 2016 - 12:17 am UTC 

40s style????

 

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