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ARTIST
TITLE
Julian Ber't and His Beat
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CSM 208CD CSM 208CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/20/2014

A diverse, dance-oriented record from Julian Ber't, a great Venezuelan arranger and musician who is credited with introducing a dance craze called the Yenka to Mexico. According to the record's back cover, Orfeon entrusted Ber't with the songs on this album to perform however he liked, thus the title Julian Ber't and His Beat. Cut in 1966, it's a set that includes mostly covers ranging from the theme from The Third Man with a driving Motown backbeat, "The 'In' Crowd," "A Taste of Honey," and "Hang On Sloopy," here titled "Hey Lupe" and performed with a fantastic Latin beat. There are also one or two slower jazz moments where Ber't showcases his skill on the piano, but overall this is a record made for the dancefloor and it certainly delivers! Other tracks include "Jazz Ber't A Go Go," "Desde Que Yo Siento Por Ti," "Algunas Veces en Viernes," "Seguir Soñando," "Perro Mundo No. 2," the incredibly groovy "Hoyo en la Pared," and more.