Dore Alpert

Dore Alpert BIOGRAPHY

Dore Alpert

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1962-1963

Dore Alpert was the name Herb Alpert used as a vocal recording artist from 1961-1963. Alpert said he liked the sound of motion picture director, writer and producer Dore Schary's name, and Do and Re are the first two notes of the musical scale. Using Dore Alpert also prevented confusion with his instrumental recordings as Herb Alpert.

In 1961, Alpert released a single on RCA Victor titled "Dreamland." The single rated a four-star rating for potential sales from Billboard. The brief review touted the choral and orchestra arrangement and said it was "worth attention."

In February 1962 Billboard, rated his next single "Little Lost Lover/Won't You Be My Valentine" as having moderate sales potential.

In September 1962, just one month before "The Lonely Bull" single would start its climb up the Billboard Top 100 Chart, Dot Records ran music trade ads featuring an Alpert single cut much earlier called "Tell It to the Birds/Fallout Shelter." Dore Alpert was featured with Pat Boone, Billy Vaughn, Lawrence Welk and Keely Smith as "Dot's Hot with the Following Big Singles." Sales from this single helped to pay for the pressing costs of "The Lonely Bull." Billboard's review gave a hint of things to come from Alpert--a multi-tracked vocal performance. Both songs were published by Sharolyn-Irving, the music publishing houses Alpert and partner Jerry Moss brought into their A&M Records partnership.

Alpert's first vocal single for A&M Records was released in early July 1963. It was titled "Dina" with a backing side titled "You're Doin' What You did with Me with Him". Both sides of the song received four-star ratings from Billboard. The single became a breakout song in San Francisco in August.

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PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Herb Alpert
   Born: Mar 31, 1935
   Instrument(s): vocals
   See Dore Alpert; Herb Alpert; Herb Alpert & Lani Hall; Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela; Herb Alpert & th


Dore Alpert PHOTOS

Dore Alpert DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Dore Alpert U.S. Album Discography

No Albums Found.

Dore Alpert U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Dina/You're Doin' What You Did with Me with HimA&M Records7141963
I'd Do It All Again/Special Kind of LoveA&M Records7291964
Tell It To the Birds/Fallout ShelterA&M Records7011962

Dore Alpert U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Dina/You're Doin' What You Did with Me with Him1963714
Dina
You're Doin' What You Did With Me With Him

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'd Do It All Again/Special Kind of Love1964729
I'd Do It All Again
Special Kind Of Love

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tell It To the Birds/Fallout Shelter1962701
Tell It To the Birds
Fallout Shelter


Dore Alpert MUSIC CHARTS

Dore Alpert on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.