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Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Eldorado Cadillac Sings Diddlie Diddlie Diddlie Wamp

The Manhattan Transfer is a Grammy award-winning jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that performed a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with wide popularity.

There have been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser….who is Eldorado Cadillac in this video herewith….as the only person to be part of both editions…..with the first group consisting of Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson, Pat Rosalia, and Gene Pistilli…..while the second version of the group, formed in 1972, consisted of Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, and Laurel Massé….then in 1979, Massé left the group after being badly injured in a car accident….and was replaced by Cheryl Bentyne. 

The character of El Dorado….a “hip street hustler” who could get you almost anything that you needed….is sorta “near and dear” to our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….cuz his sports bar was in one of the first “newly renovated” 100 year old buildings on East 6th Street in downtown Austin…..and there were more than a fair share of “hip street hustlers” who hung out on 6th St. at night…..when Bone Daddy first opened his sports place in 1975….so, El Dorado brings back memories of characters like Dirty White Boy and Elegant Elisha.

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