Cy Manifold (1987)

Recarey 25.175

As far as I know Cy Manifold has recorded only two career albums, at least there are no more mentioned on the net, one compacto duplo and a few 78 rpms. Here is his second album, recorded more than twenty years after the first one.

The tracks:

01. My Way (R. Jaques / R. Miller)
02. New York, New York (John Kander / Fred Ebb)
03. La Bamba (Tradicional)
04. My Melancholic Baby (E. Burnet / G. A. Norton / Maybelle / E. Watson)
05. The House Of The Rising Sun (Alan Price)
Too Young (Sid Lippman / Sylvia Dee)
Love Letters (Victor Young / Edward Heyman)
06. Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (Joseph Kosma / Jacques Prévert / Vrs. Johnny Mercer)
07. Dois Estranhos (Eros)
08. Adios (Enric Madriguera)
Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez)
Esta Tarde Vi Llover (Armando Manzanero)
09. We Can Dance (M. Moore / C. Dover)
10. Tempos e Momentos (Ricardo Luis Oliva Carneiro)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos

CY’S DISCOGRAPHY by Paulo Castelo Branco:

Until where I know the Great Cy Manifold recorded in his golden days the following RCA records:

RCA Victor:
78 rpm > North to Alaska (1961)
Alamo’s Theme
78 rpm > Tender is the Night (1962)
Speedy Gonzales
> The Locomotion (1962)
Dang Dang

Comp. Simples > The Girl from Ipanema (1964)
Hello Dolly

Comp. Duplo > Confusão (Trouble) (1961)
> Desconheço
> Desconheço
> Desconheço
Comp. Duplo > Days of Wine and Roses (1964)
The End of the World
Blue on Blue

LP > Lovers who wander / Multiplication / I wanna thank You / Let’s Twist again / Don’t play that Song / Twistin’ USA / The Locomotion / Ya Ya / Dang Dang / Speedy Gonzales / The Wanderer / The Twist (1962)

RCA Camden:
LP-miscellaneous (“Musical do Cinema”) > The Green Leaves of Summer (1968)

Cy Manifold – Twist in Colors (1963)

RCA Victor BBL 1213

Presenting Cy Manifold to you and to me (as I am also encountering him for the first time), a North American singer born in Georgetown (Guyana or Texas?), who had the right idea to travel (instead of living his life in Georgetown, wherever it might be) across the US and the Caribbean, performing Twist and Calypso.
In 1958 he had an even better idea: To enter Brazil and continue his career at the right spot.

More about his story you may read on the back cover of this album, while the compositions he performs you may as usual find and enjoy here:

01. Lovers Who Wander (Ernie Maresca / Dion DiMucci)
02. Multiplication (Bobby Darin)
03. I Wanna Thank You (Kal Mann / Bernie Lowe / Dave Appell)
04. Let’s Twist Again (Kal Mann / Dave Appel)
05. Don’t Play That Song (Ahmet Ertegun / Betty Nelson)
06. Twistin’ USA (K. Mann)
07. The Loco-motion (Carole King / Gerry Goffin)
08. Ya Ya (Robinson)
09. Dang Dang (J. Rolle / G. Dova)
10. Speedy Gonzales (Hill / Lee / Kaye)
11. The Wanderer (Ernie Maresca)
12. The Twist (Hank Ballard)


Créditos: Pedro & 300discos