- Released: July 5, 2004
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 1483 (1967)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 1490 (1967)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Mann's talent shines on songs such as "To Sir, With Love," "It Was a Very Good Year," and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho." Key contributors include Roy Ayers, Attila Zoller, King Curtis and Clark Terry.
- 1.No Matter What Shape
- 2.More Rice Than Peas, Please
- 3.Hey Ho
- 4.The Honeydripper
- 5.The Beat Goes On
- 6.Swingin' Shepherd Blues
- 7.West African High Life
- 8.Dream Garden
- 9.Soul Montuno
- 10.Is Paris Burning
- 11.To Sir, With Love
- 12.Hold Back (Just A Little)
- 13.Sports Car
- 14.I Get Along Without You Very Well
- 15.There Is A Mountain
- 16.Flight Of The Bluebird
- 17.Yesterday's Kisses
- 18.Please Send Me Someone To Love
- 19.It Was A Very Good Year
- 20.Gloomy Sunday
2 LPs on 1 CD: THE BEAT GOES ON (1967)/THE HERBIE MANN STRING ALBUM (1967).
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute, alto); Torrie Zito, Arif Mardin (arranger); King Curtis (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Jimmy Wisner, Don Friedman (piano); Attila Zoller (guitar); Reggie Workman, Jack Six (bass); Bruno Carr, Bobby Thomas (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas).
Originally released on Atlantic (1483) & Atlantic (1490).
Personnel: Herbie Mann (flute, alto flute); Attila Zoller (guitar); Gene Orloff (strings); King Curtis (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet); Don Friedman, Jimmy Wisner (piano); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Bobby Thomas, Bruno Carr (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas).
Liner Note Author: Arnold Shaw.
Photographer: Jerry Schatzberg.
Arrangers: Arif Mardin; Dave Pike; Jimmy Wisner; Ren‚ Hern ndez ; Torrie Zito.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Herbie Mann LPs: Beat Goes On and The Herbie Mann String Album, both originally issued on Atlantic in 1967. Highlights among the 20 tracks include "More Rice Than Peas, Please," "West African High Life," and "I Get Along Without You Very Well," which are pleasant, but not essential. ~ Al Campbell