Manhattan Tower was a composition written by Gordon Jenkins in the 1940s and first issued to the public in 1946 as a two-disc 78-rpm set on the Decca label, DA-438. It was considered quite innovative for its time and was quite warmly received by critics and the public alike. Jenkins also performed the suite in its entirety on the very time-conscious Toast of the Town, hosted by Ed Sullivan, on February 26, 1950
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Complete your Gordon Jenkins collection. A preciously innocent and socially very 1950s radio drama 'musical'. Although it is a 'high fidelity' LP, there's not much frequency content about 16kHz.
Conductor, Composed By – Gordon Jenkins. Orchestra – Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra. Voice Actor – Bill Lee (4), Shirley Mitchell. Voice Actor – Beverly Mahr. The 4xEP version of "The Complete Manhattan Tower" differs from the LP version in several ways.
Gordon Jenkins' Manhattan Tower is a musical milestone in several respects. It is a unique blend of elements, part pop orchestral, almost classical suite, and part radio-styled narrative, part musical, and part operetta. It began life in 1946 as a four-part suite on a 78 rpm set of Decca Records, featuring a small cast headed by actor Elliott Lewis. With the project moving from the 78 album set format into the LP arena, Jenkins was able to more than double its content, though it is more "different from" than "better" in regard to the 1946 version. The Complete Manhattan Tower may be made out of cheese, but it's highly tasty cheese, and it's not hard at all to imagine listeners who enjoy a little easy listening, and a light-hearted, romantic story, to develop a taste for it.
Artists Gordon Jenkins The Complete Manhattan Tower. The Complete Manhattan Tower Gordon Jenkins. The Complete Manhattan Tower. This album has an average beat per minute of 103 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 69/134 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Complete Manhattan Tower.
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Manhattan Tower was a composition written by Gordon Jenkins in the 1940s and first issued to the public in 1946 as a two-disc 78-rpm set on the Decca label, DA-438. Jenkins also performed the suite in its entirety on the very time-conscious Toast of the Town, hosted by Ed Sullivan, on February 26, 1950. The most popular song from Manhattan Tower seems to have been "Married I Can Always Get" from the 1956 incarnation of the suite. Married I Can Always Get" was used as the name of an album recorded by Micki Marlo, whose version of that song was contained therein. Both Teddi King and Jeri Southern issued 45-rpm singles of that song, on the RCA Victor and Decca labels respectively, while Sammy Davis, J. also on Decca, tried his hand at "New York's My Home.
|A1||The Magical City|
|A3||I'm Learnin' My Latin|
|A4||Once Upon A Dream|
|A5||Never Leave Me|
|A6||This Close To The Dawn|
|A7||Repeat After Me|
|B1||Repeat After Me (Reprise)|
|B2||The Magic Fire|
|B3||Married I Can Always Get|
|B4||The Statue Of Liberty|
|B6||New York's My Home|
- Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton
- Chorus – The Ralph Brewster Singers
- Conductor, Composed By – Gordon Jenkins
- Orchestra – Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra
- Voice Actor – Bill Lee , Shirley Mitchell
- Voice Actor [Julie] – Beverly Mahr
- Voice Actor [Steven] – Elliott Lewis
NotesLabel variation: Black labels with rainbow border.
|T-766||Gordon Jenkins||Complete Manhattan Tower (LP, Album)||Capitol Records||T-766||US||1956|
|T766, T-766||Gordon Jenkins||Complete Manhattan Tower (LP, Album, Mono)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||T766, T-766||US||1958|
|T766||Gordon Jenkins||Complete Manhattan Tower (LP, Album, Mono)||Capitol Records||T766||US||Unknown|
|DT-766||Gordon Jenkins||Complete Manhattan Tower (LP, Album, Duo)||Capitol Records||DT-766||US||1961|
|T766, T-766||Gordon Jenkins||Complete Manhattan Tower (LP, Album, Mono)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||T766, T-766||US||1956|