Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Beat Goes

Cathy Rich laid down the vocal track of this cover of a tune written by Sonny Bono when she was just twelve years old. I had heard the Sonny and Cher version in my late teens but it wasn't until the All Seeing Eye's "And The Beat Goes On" that I was alerted to this far superior version. As I said I knew the song but there was no way that the vocal sampled on the 1997 version by the group from Sheffield was Cher's and so I started digging and found out that the version was by The Buddy Rich Big Band and so the search started to get a copy of this song. A couple of years later it was included on a great compilation of music that could be heard at the Blow Up club, a place that I had never been to but bought the album on the strength of the inclusion of the Beat Goes On and Love Potion No 9 but there really isn't a duff track on the album. The hunt is still on for a copy of the 7" single released in 1967. A few years later Cathy Rich went on to record a version of Wild Thing with Kim Fowley on production duties.

The Buddy Rich Big Band - The Beat Goes On 

Cathy Rich - Wild Thing 


JTFL said...

Outstanding. Both tracks. And the post.

drew said...

Thanks Jonny

Brian said...

The Troggs have nothing on this lady.

Jannie said...

Hear hear. Excellent tracks, excellent post.