In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Atco” label released “The Beat Goes On”, the second Vanilla Fudge studio album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Linde and Shadow Morton.The album doesn’t contain ordinary songs forms, but sound collage featuring different elements: the voices of world leaders past and present, the band reciting excerpts of songs by The Beatles and Sonny Bono.

Personnel:

  • Carmine Appice- drums, vocals
  • Tim Bogert- bass, vocals
  • Vince Martell- guitar, vocals
  • Mark Stein- lead vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

Side One

  1. Sketch – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein

Phase One

  1. Intro: The Beat Goes On – Sonny Bono
  2. Eighteenth Century: Variations on a Theme by Mozart: Divertimento No. 13 In F Major – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Nineteenth Century:/ Old Black Joe – Stephen Foster
  4. Twentieth Century
  • Don’t Fence Me In- Cole Porter
  • 12th Street Rag – Euday L. Bowman
  • In The Mood – Garland, Razaf
  • Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  1. The Beatles
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • I Feel Fine – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • She Loves You – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • Hello Goodbye – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Phase Two

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Beethoven: Fur Elise & Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. The Beat Goes On
  4. The Beat Goes On

Side Two

Phase Three

  1. Voices in Time: Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedyand Other Voices

Phase Four

  1. The Beat Goes On
  2. Merchant / The Game Is Over
  • Merchant – Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Vince Martell, Mark Stein
  • The Game Is Over – Bourtayre, Bouchety): Vinnie
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Carmine
  • Merchant
  • The Game Is Over: Mark
  • Merchant
  1. The Beat Goes On
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