Morris Albert – Manila Nights / Manila Girl

Maurício Alberto Kaisermann (born 7 September 1951), better known by his stage name Morris Albert, is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Albert was born into an Austrian immigrant family. At the beginning of his musical career, he was a member of several bands as a singer and guitarist. After the success of his first single “Feel the Sunshine”, he recorded his debut album in 1974 under the title “Feelings”, which reached No. 1 in his homeland and stayed in the charts for half a year. The single “Feelings” where the album takes its name from reached the top ten U.S. Billboard charts in the summer of 1975, selling more than 1 million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA on 13 November 1975.

During the late 70s and early 80s Morris Albert spent a lot of time in the Philippines. It is there where he recorded the album “Beginnings” with Butch Monserrat, Jun Regalado and Becca Godinez who he later married. It was also during this time he recorded this great mellow AOR groove “Manila Girl” and ballad “Manila nights” both produced by the prolific composer Jun Latonio. Morris Albert currently resides in Italy with his family.

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