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Operator

Music by Smokey Robinson

Originally Performed by The Manhattan Transfer

"Operator" is a Motown song recorded by Motown vocalists Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. The Wells version was the b-side to her top ten hit, "Two Lovers" while Holloway's was issued as a single in 1965.

    Release Date: 1963


Operator

Operator

The Manhattan Transfer

Operator by William Spivery



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices : SSA : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices

Its the ladies turn to sing the songs of one the the greatest jazz vocal groups ever! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. This accessible setting of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" retains all the flavor of the original Manhattan Transfer hit. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction. A driving beat leads this chart of fresh new chord changes and rhythmic surprises. "The Boy from New York City" - Terrific for show, jazz or concert choirs and the SSA voicing will thrill your women's groups!

Songlist: Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Operator, Manhattan Transfer Swings!, The Boy from New York City

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Voicing: SSA | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 2921b | Sheet Music | $10.95


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices : SAB : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAB Voices

The vocal jazz standard "Java Jive" gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings! The four brothers of the Woody Herman sax section achieved legendary status with the tune "Four Brothers"; later Lambert, Hendricks and Ross recorded a vocal version, followed by Manhattan Transfer's rendition. Paris Rutherford's setting simplifies the vocals slightly while retaining all the drive of the original. Awesome closer to any concert! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction.

Songlist: Java Jive, Four Brothers, Operator, Choo Choo Ch' Boogie, Manhattan Transfer Swings!

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Voicing: SAB | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 2922b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | With Piano


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete : SATB : Sheet Music

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Complete

Sing the songs of one of the finest vocal jazz groups ever! "Manhattan Transfer in Concert" is a swinging medley of "Birdland", "Spice Of Life" and "Tuxedo Junction" and are some of the groups signature performance songs. The super Manhattan Transfer hit "Operator" is totally irresistible! An improvisational spirit in a hot groove for pop, jazz, or show use! Jam to "The Boy From New York City", the sassy '60s hit that was covered by Manhattan Transfer. A terrific chart by Kirby Shaw. Get your kicks with the Manhattan Transfer standard "Route 66" in a swingin' arrangement also by Kirby Shaw.

Songlist: Manhattan Transfer In Concert, Operator, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, The Boy From New York City

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4403b | Sheet Music | $10.50 | A Cappella


The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999574708 : 0793520819 : 00357470

The Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer Songbook

Formed in New York in 1969, vocal quartet Manhattan Transfer was the first group to receive Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. This special second-edition songbook features their best-known songs performed in concert and on records, from Birdland to their show closer A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. 25 songs in all, including: Body and Soul, The Boy from New York City, Chanson D'Amour, Java Jive, Love for Sale, Operator, Poinciana, Route 66, Tuxedo Junction, You Can Depend on Me and more.

Songlist: Birdland , Blue Champagne , Body and Soul, Boy From New York City (piano/vocal/guitar), Candy , Chanson D'Amour , Four Brothers , A Gal In Calico , Gloria , Java Jive , Love For Sale , A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, On A Little Street In Singapore, Operator, Poinciana, Popsicle Toes , Route 66 , S.O.S. , Scotch and Soda , That Cat Is High , Trickle, Trickle , Tuxedo Junction, Twilight Tone , You Can Depend On Me

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Manhattan Transfer | 4405b | Songbook | $14.95


Individual Folios

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Operator : SSATB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : The Manhattan Transfer : Songbook : 08661001 : 073999219982

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08661001 | Showtrax CD Available


Operator : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : The Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08661002 : 073999831023

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:56.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08661002 | Showtrax CD Available


Operator : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Smokey Robinson : The Manhattan Transfer : Sheet Music : 08742020 : 073999420203

Kirby Shaw : Operator

This super Manhattan Transfer hit is totally irresistible! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:56.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Smokey Robinson Performed By: The Manhattan Transfer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742020 | Showtrax CD Available

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