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Turn the Beat Around

Music by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson

Originally Performed by Gloria Estefan

"Turn the Beat Around" is a disco song written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson and performed by Vicki Sue Robinson in 1976 (see 1976 in music), originally appearing on her debut album, Never Gonna Let You Go. Released as a single, the song went to #10 on the Billboard pop charts, and #73 on the soul chart. The song earned Robinson a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The track went to number one on the disco chart for four weeks. "Turn the Beat Around" is considered a disco classic and is featured on many compilation albums.

    Release Date: 1975

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : CASA Songbook Vol 4 - Shout : SATB : Songbook : 073999435122 : 0634055127 : 08743512

Deke Sharon : CASA Songbook Vol 4 - Shout

Deke's extensive collection of SATB, four-part arrangements covers a lot of ground: the early days of rock & roll with the Everly Brothers' 'When Will I Be Loved,' through Queen's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love,' through 90s hit 'Sign Your Name.'

Songlist: Sign Your Name, (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Turn The Beat Around, When Will I Be Loved?

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Voicing: SATB | 1008b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella

Deke Sharon : Girls Just Want To Have Fun : SSAA : Songbook : 073999782707 : 0634084224 : 08744371

Deke Sharon : Girls Just Want To Have Fun bestseller

FUN (and challenging) contemporary songs for women's voices! Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" is set for solo and four background parts, as is "My Lovin'." "Walking On Sunshine" is written for solo plus three background parts, while the others are written for 4 parts.

Songlist: Always Be My Baby, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, My Lovin', Turn The Beat Around, Walking On Sunshine

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Voicing: SSAA | 6045b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella

Pitch Perfect : Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack : Solo : Songbook : 884088903640 : 1480340766 : 00118919

Pitch Perfect : Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack

One of the highest grossing musical comedies of all time, Pitch Perfect tells the story of The Barden Bellas, an all-girl college a cappella group, as they compete against another group from their college to win Nationals.

Songlist: Bright Lights Bigger City, Cups, Don't Stop The Music, Don't You (Forget About Me), Eternal Flame, Feels Like The First Time, Give Me Everything (Tonight), Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I'll Make Love To You, Just A Dream, Just The Way You Are, Let It Whip, Let's Talk About Sex, Like A Virgin, Magic, Mickey, No Diggity, Party In The U.S.A., Price Tag, Right Round, S&M, The Sign, Since U Been Gone, Turn The Beat Around

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Voicing: Solo | 4031b | Songbook | $21.95 ON SALE $16.95 | PVG

Various Arrangers : Disco Divas - Female Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-26493

Various Arrangers : Disco Divas - Female Voice

Ultimate Sing-Along books give you everything you need to sing with your favorite songs. Each songbook has the lyrics, music notation, and chords to eight great hits, with lyrics-only pages included. There are two versions of every song on the CD: a full-performance track with an amazing sound-alike recording, and a professional accompaniment track so you can sing along. When you use the CD in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone 'N' Tempo) Changer lets you easily change the key and temp to individualize the playback for just your voice and style.

Songlist: Dancing Queen, Don't leave me this way, Good Times, On The Radio, I'm Coming Out, Le Freak, Turn The Beat Around, We Are Family

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Voicing: Solo | 9423b | Songbook & CD | $12.95 | Accompanied

Toxic Audio : Captive Audience : 1 CD

Toxic Audio : Captive Audience

This phenomenally talented mixed quintet just "captured" the 2000 Harmony Sweepstakes, and the fourteen songs on this CD show exactly how they did it. Recorded in front of a live audience, this Florida based group, who earns their bread and butter at Disney World, absolutely tear up the floorboards. With material that is mostly popular - "Lean On Me," "Turn The Beat Around" and "Come Together" - their style is emphatically jazz-inflected, as are many of their arrangements, most of which are their own (though they include two by Yumiko Matsuoka-Young, Vox One's alto and one of the finest arrangers in a cappella). However, it's as performers that Toxic Audio dominate. Their professionalism and confidence are apparent, and they get inside each song and exploit every nuance. They have the experience to go for it, and the savvy to back it up. Co-produced by Jeff Thacher of Rockapella.

Songlist: Sound Check, Walk the Dinosaur, Route 66, Super Groovy Alphabet Soup, Come Together, Thriller, 50 Ways, ...Baby One More Time, Abracadabra / You Can Do Magic, It's Too Late, Angelina, The Water Is Wide, Lean On Me, Turn the Beat Around

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2604c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Toxic Audio : Chemistry : 1 CD

Toxic Audio : Chemistry

2000 Harmony Sweeps Champions, (and hilarious hosts of the 2001 Finals), the third CD of the 3 men and 2 women who are Toxic Audio has been much anticipated here, and we are happy to report that "Chemistry" is a smash! The CD begins with a wonderfully wacky "She Blinded Me With Science," the Doobie Bros' hit "Listen to the Music," "Hush" with a really cool vocal "bass" solo, "Words," with a very cool "rap" sequence, a sneakily funny parody, "God Must Have Spent A Little Less Time On You," with the line, "you're so ugly, when you were born, instead of slapping you, they slapped your mom," "Paperback Writer," Throat Culture's "I want a head like the heads you see on Easter Island, I want to stare at the seaside and do nothing." Next is "Stand By Me," a jazzy "Autumn Leaves," first in French and then upbeat in English, an ultra funky "Why Don't We Do It in the Road," a Michael Jackson song, and the disco hit, "Turn the Beat Around, which vocally segues into the drum solo from the surfer hit, "Wipeout." "Chemistry" is a winner and highly recommended!

Songlist: Blinded Me With Science, Listen to the Music, Voices Carry, Putting Words Into My Mouth, God Must've Spent a Little Less Time on You, Paperback Writer, Easter Island, Stand By Me, Autumn Leaves, Do It in the Road, Tunnel Vision, Turn the Beat Around

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6995c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Toxic Audio : Word Of Mouth : 1 CD : 94775

Toxic Audio : Word Of Mouth

First launching its quirky show at the 1998 Orlando International Fringe Festival, where they caught the attention of Disney executives who hired them as featured performers at Disney/MGM Studios, Toxic Audio began making major waves in the a cappella world in 2000 with a stunning win at the Harmony Sweeps Finals in San Rafael, CA. Their CD "Chemistry" was named 2003 CASA' Album of the Year. After national TV appearances with Ed McMahon and Wayne Brady, the group won the 2004 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience for their Off-Broadway Show in New York's John Houseman Theatre. "Word of Mouth" is essentially a "Best of Toxic Audio 1998-2004" CD, which features tracks from their previous releases in addition to "Chemistry," "Captive Audience," and "Toxic Audio," as well as 6 new tracks recorded exclusively for "Word." 13 songs, and a list of favorites would have to include a pair of amazing originals written by group members Jeremy and Shalisa, "Caffeine" and "Putting Words in My Mouth," who also sing lead on them; a funky, salsa-flavored "(Put the Lime in the) Coconut;" an ethereal, soaring arrangement of "Stand By Me," a pair of Lennon/McCartney winners, "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" and "All I've Got to Do," one of the best live covers of "Route 66" we've ever heard, the group's live concert favorite "Turn the Beat Around," a bluesy-jazzy "If I Only Had A Brain" with a sweet, meandering lead by Paul; and a boogying "You Can't Stop The Beat" from the Broadway musical "Hairspray." One of the most dynamic live shows we've seen, at the Sweeps and at the A Cappella Summit, Toxic Audio makes equally wonderful CDs, and this is their best yet, "Word!"

Songlist: Caffeine, (Put The Lime In The) Coconut, Splanky, Bring Me To Life, Stand By Me, Why Don't We Do It In The Road, All I Gotta Do, Route 66, Putting Words In My Mouth, Turn The Beat Around, Voices Carry, If I Only Had A Brain, You Can't Stop The Beat

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7447c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella

Various Artists : Pitch Perfect - Motion Picture Sound Track : 1 CD : 602537159710 : UNIVB001753102.2

Various Artists : Pitch Perfect - Motion Picture Sound Track

Set in the world of collegiate a cappella the hit new movie Pitch Perfect features made-for-movie a cappella groups The Treblemakers, The Barden Bellas and the BU Harmonics. This well-produced CD includes all the a cappella singing from the movie and loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and fabulously arranged.

Songlist: Don't Stop The Music, Let It Whip, Since U Be Gone, Cups, Riff Off, Micky, Like A Virgin, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, S&M, Let's Talk About Sex, I'll Make Love To You, Feels Like The First Time, No Digerty, The Sign, Eternal Flame, Turn The Beat Around, Right Round, Just The Way You Are, Just A Dream, Party In The USA, Bright Lights, Bigger City, Magic, Price Tag, Don't You (Forget About Me), Give Me Everything, Just The Way You Are

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2629c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella

Jay Althouse : Disco Fever : Showtrax CD : 038081425658  : 00-38093

Jay Althouse : Disco Fever

Everybody's shakin'! Put on your polyester and dance, dance, dance to this 5 1/2 minute medley of nonstop disco hits!

Songlist: Stayin' Alive, Disco Inferno, It's Raining Men, Celebration, Turn the Beat Around

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5841p | Showtrax CD | $45.95

Individual Folios

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Turn the Beat Around : SATB : Mark Brymer : Gloria Estefan : Showtrax CD : 08740056 : 073999400564

Mark Brymer : Turn the Beat Around

This great pop song from the '70s hits the charts in a super-charged remake by Gloria Estefan. Great show choir feature! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax Cassette. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40.

Arranger: Mark Brymer Performed By: Gloria Estefan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740056

Turn the Beat Around : SATB : Alan Billingsley : Peter Jackson, Jr. : Sheet Music : 00-28832 : 038081313764

Alan Billingsley : Turn the Beat Around

This spicy arrangement is true to the Miami Beach style of Gloria Estefan. Itis hot, hot, hot! "Turn the beat around, love to hear percussion."

Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Peter Jackson, Jr.

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28832 | Showtrax CD Available
Other Voicings: SSAB, SSA, 2-Part

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