The Whispers ‎– And The Beat Goes On

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Solar ‎– YD-11895
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A And The Beat Goes On
Arranged By – Gene DozierWritten-By – Leon Sylvers, Stephen Shockley, William Shelby
7:30
B Can You Do The Boogie
Arranged By – Norman BeaversWritten-By – Carrie Lucas, Norman Beavers
6:07

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(from "The Whispers" album, BXL1-3521)

A-Side: Spectrum VII/Rosy Music
B-Side: Spectrum VII/Carrific Music

℗ 1979 Dick Griffey Productions

Mastered at Capitol Studio & Mastering, Hollywood

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): YD-11895-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): YD-11895-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-Out): YD-11895-A 3S MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally GOL K-11421
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-Out): YD-11895-B 3S MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally GOL K-11422

Other Versions (5 of 47) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YB-11894 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On(7", Single) RCA YB-11894 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
OG 4061 Whispers* And The Beat Goes On / It's A Love Thing(12") Old Gold (2) OG 4061 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FC-1895 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On(12", Maxi) RCA FC-1895 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
FB 1894 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On(7") RCA Victor FB 1894 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
FB-1894 The Whispers And The Beat Goes On(7") RCA Victor FB-1894 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version

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DyscoSouljah

DyscoSouljah

August 18, 2009

Although millions of people all over the world have been getting down to "And the beat goes on", and although this is a great song and all-time classic, I want to take a minute here to talk about the flip side; "Can you do the boogie".

Written by Solar's main man Dick Griffey"s wife Carrie Lucas, this is a pur sang Disco track. It has everything to make a crowd scream and jump for more. I have played it a several occasions with the same response as ever. The variations, the break, the vocal arrangements, the uptempo verses, the bassline, oh my God, this song makes me shiver every single time.

First the bass line captures you, and then before you know, the lyrics; "All I wanna do, is have a party". Hey, I wanna have party too! "Now is the time, close your eyes, the night belongs to you". This song makes you just wanna go to the Disco.

It is a great party song, it is a tribute to a culture of going out and getting down. It is perfect. I love it.