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The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny and Cher

3 Ratings: 1.3
1991 audio CD release

Weighing in at a generous 21 tracks, Atco's The Beat Goes On: The Best of Sonny & Cher is the definitive portrait of Sonny & Cher in their glory years. The duo left Atco in the late '60s, staging a comeback on Kapp/MCA Records in the early '70s, … see full wiki

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Remembering the remarkable run of Sonny and Cher.

  • Dec 25, 2008
I'll never forget it.  They were virtually unknown.  And within a period of just a few weeks in that summer of 1965 Sonny and Cher burst onto the scene like few acts in the history of rock and roll have managed to do.   By August Sonny and Cher had three big hits on the charts simultaneously.  Of course "I Got You Babe" was the big one but "Just You" and "Baby Don't Go" were proving to be huge hits as well.   Meanwhile Cher, who had signed a seperate agreement with another record label for her solo recordings was riding high with her rendition of Bob Dylans "All I Really Want To Do".   And if that was not enough Sonny himself, who any reasonable person (including Sonny) would readily conclude could not sing had his own solo hit "Laugh At Me".  Sonny and Cher would prove to be far more than just a "flash in the pan".  In fact, they would continue to churn out hits for several more years and as we all remember were the hosts of a highly successful variety show on CBS in the 1970's.

This collection from Atlantic features all of the Sonny and Cher hits on the Atco label.  It was really their best work.  In addtion to the tunes mentioned earlier this disc also includes other hits like 1966's "What Now My Love".  You'll also find some very impressive but lesser known singles including "Little Man", "It's The Little Things" and the high energy "Good Combination".  I could never quite figure out why that one never caught on.  You'll also find a nicely done 16 page booklet included.  The price is certainly right and this collection is a lot of fun and sure to bring back memories.   Recommended.
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