Following up their 2 best-selling, award-winning albums with more fresh, funky remakes of 60's and 70's classics especially for kids and parents, Sugarbeats presents Back To The Beat, a surefire bestseller. Whether for around the house or for on the road, this toe tapping collection of tunes is guaranteed to make everybody happy, young and old.
Two staples of nearly all the Sugar Beats' albums are the fine production qualities and song selections that go into each. Back to the Beat is a prime example of how Sugar Beats records sound and how friendly their kid-friendly sensibility really is. Spanning four decades of music, Back to the Beat features side-by-side covers of Little Eva's "Locomotion" and Kool and the Gang's "Celebration." In between there are such dance nuggets as "La Bamba," "Mony Mony," the old Kinks' tune "You Really Got Me," and others such as Johnny Nash's early pop-reggae hit "I Can See Clearly Now" and the Monkees' I'm a Believer." In some cases, the ballads are even better than the originals, especially on "Shower the People," sung originally by James Taylor and Carly Simon but given a more soulful and heartfelt treatment by the Sugar Beats. Ditto for "Mockingbird," an old folk song covered a million ways but with scarcely this much wholesome sweetness. --Martin Keller
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