Volume 2
South of the Border
Whipped Cream
Going Places
What Now My Love
S.R.O.
Sounds Like...
Ninth
Beat of the Brass
Christmas Album
Warm
Brass Are Comin'
Summertime
You Smile--the Song Begins
Coney Island
Bullish

THE LONELY BULL

SESSIONOGRAPHY

OCTOBER 29, 1962 CONWAY RECORDERS
The Lonely Bull
Acapulco 1922
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Lew McCreary--trombone
Earl Palmer, Sr.--drums
William Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Billy Lee Riley--guitar
Mel Taylor--drums
Julius Wechter--marimba
David Wells--trombone
OCTOBER 31, 1962 CONWAY RECORDERS
El Lobo
Mexico
A Quiet Tear
Let It Be Me
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Earl Palmer, Sr.--drums
William Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 3, 1962 CONWAY RECORDERS
Crawfish
Desafinado
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hugh Louis Allison--drums
Laurindo Almeida--guitar
Harry Babasin--bass
Roy Harte--drums
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 5, 1962 CONWAY RECORDERS
Never on Sunday
A Quiet Tear
Struttin' with Maria
Tijuana Sauerkraut
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Laurindo Almeida--guitar
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Lew McCreary--trombone
Earl Palmer, Sr.--drums
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Howard M. Roberts--sax
Julius Wechter--marimba
David Wells--trombone
Ira Westley--tuba

 

THE LONELY BULL HISTORY

Released in December 1962 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

The monaural and vinyl copies of the album have a different mix on "Acapulco 1922"and a different arrangement of "Crawfish."

"The Lonely Bull"was #1 in Australia for six weeks in 1962.

In Britain, EMI acquired "The Lonely Bull"for release on Stateside Records. 

On January 19, 1963, Billboard had "The Lonely Bull"on its Honor Roll of Hits at #26.

On March 16, 1963, Billboard reported "The Lonely Bull"was #6 in Israel. 

By April 1964, The Lonely Bull sold 125,000 copies and the title track single sold over 60,000 copies.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included The Lonely Bull at #14. 

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included The Lonely Bull at #21. 

In 1966, The Lonely Bull was certified gold by the R.I.A.A. 

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. The Lonely Bull was certified.

In 2005, The Lonely Bull was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series. 

The Lonely Bull remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released. 

SOURCE: 
International News Reports. Billboard, December 8, 1962, 39. 

 

 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON THE LONELY BULL

Alpert told Joe Smith, "In those days for a couple of hundred bucks, you could make a record, have it pressed, put a label on it, and put it out. If somebody bites, you either turn it over for distribution or you try to hold it for yourself and get paid for the distributors, which was pretty impossible...."The Lonely Bull" was one of those rarities. It took off....Basically, we were just trying to hang on.....distributors were crying out for us to put out The Lonely Bull album....However, before a distributor received one album, Jerry made sure they were all paid up on the single. That gave us operating cash, and essentially that was the beginning of A&M Records."

[The Lonely Bull] was one of those melodies that get hold of you. If you'd heard it once, you'd wake up singing it. To me, it lent itself perfectly to trumpets playing in thirds--the Mariachi sound.

I think instrumental music has to paint pictures. 'The Lonely Bull' took you to that bullring whether you lived in San Diego or Fargo, North Dakota.

SOURCES:
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Tour Book 1966.
A&M Records press release for Rise album, 1979.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF LONELY BULL SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Lonely Bull A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
The Brass Are Comin'
1966
1969
Never on Sunday Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1969
A Quiet Tear The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Struttin' with Maria The Beat of the Brass television special 1968

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VOLUME 2

SESSIONOGRAPHY

JUNE 20, 1963 WESTERN RECORDERS
America
Winds of Barcelona
Only Dina (Dore Alpert 45)
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Gil Falco--trombone
Milt Holland--percussion
Earl Palmer--drums
Bill Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
David Wells--trombone
AUGUST 1, 1963 WESTERN RECORDERS
Surfin' Senorita
Foolish, Foolish Pride
Swinger from Seville
Picture on the Wall
Green Leaves of Summer
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Bonney--guitar
Ernest A. Freeman
Lew McCreary--trombone
Earl Palmer--drums
Bill Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
David Wells--trombone

 

HERB ALPERT'S TIJUANA BRASS VOLUME 2 HISTORY

"Struttin' with Maria" became a Billboard Regional Breakout single on March 23, 1963.

The first Tijuana Brass concert took place at the Cow Palace in San Franciso, CA. The group participated in Chubby Checker's Limbo Party.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included Volume 2 at #34.

Volume 2 was the first A&M album to have two different back covers.

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON VOLUME 2

One time I recorded a tune called "Mexican Drummer Man" and I had the kitchen sink in it. I had two drummers, two bass players, two guitars and I thought I would just load it up with sound and groove and pulse and it was very contrived. It didn't happen at all.

That sound didn't quite work. I was using a studio I wasn't quite happy with; I thought the sound was a little metallic; and it didn't sound like the other albums.

SOURCES:
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.
Herb Alpert Albums Remastered and Reissued, Rarities Revisited and Released. Gillian G. Garr. Discoveries, January 2006.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES FROM VOLUME 2

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
A-me-ri-ca First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967
Winds of Barcelona Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967

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SOUTH OF THE BORDER

SESSIONOGRAPHY

APRIL 20, 1964 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Mexican Shuffle
The Shuffle
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Carol Kaye--bass
William Pittman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
AUGUST 18, 1964 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Hello Dolly
All My Loving
In a Little Spanish Town
Angelito
Sol's Tune 1
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Thomas Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
AUGUST 21, 1964 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Sol's Tune 2
Girl from Ipanema
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
South of the Border
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine--drums
Russell Bridges--piano
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Lew McCreary--trombone
William Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Thomas Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
David Wells--trombone
Jerry Williams--drums, percussion

 

SOUTH OF THE BORDER HISTORY 

Released in February 1964 on vinyl album, 4-track, 8-track and open reel tape. 

The maintenance people at Gold Star Studios sang on "Hello Dolly."

Bob Edmondson was the first member of the touring Tijuana Brass to play on a recording session led by Herb Alpert. The session was for a Baja Marimba Band session that included the songs "Maria's First Rose"and "Pedro's Porch, Part 2."

The second Tijuana Brass concert took place in San Francisco on February 17, 1964. 

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 included South of the Border at #11.

In 1966, South of the Border was certified gold by the R.I.A.A. 

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. South of the Border was certified.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included South of the Border at #34.

The "Mexican Drummer Man"single was #19 on Billboard's Middle-Road Singles on April 18, 1964 and on the Hot 100 chart for four weeks.

At the end of 1964, Herb Alpert created a new arrangement and recording of "Mexican Shuffle"for the Clark Gum Company. The song was used in Clark Teaberry Gum television ads with actors dancing the Teaberry Shuffle. 

South Of The Borderl remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS

[The Clark Gum Company's use of the "Mexican Shuffle" for its Teaberry Gum] really helped a lot. I don't know if that was the catalyst, but it certainly didn't hurt. After The Lonely Bull there was somewhat of a lull--the records didn't catch on the same way The Lonely Bull did. I did an album called South of the Border and on it was the "Mexican Shuffle" tune. I got a call from the ad agency handling the account and they wanted to use it as the centerpiece for a commercial. So I agreed to arrange it for them and with that exposure people started to hear that sound and more got accustomed to the Tijuana Brass sound.

South of the Border, while I was mixing the album, I had one of those feelings. I had people knocking on the windows and coming in the doors. 'What's that record?' 'That's the Tijuana Brass. Remember us?' So I had a feeling something might be up with that record.

We did rather well with South of the Border and then it started to grow.

SOURCES:
Man with a Golden Horn. Richard Harrington. Washington Post, September 1, 1984.
Star Track Profile 87-24, June 8, 1982.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF SOUTH OF THE BORDER SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967
Mexican Shuffle First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
1967
1967

 

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WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS

SESSIONOGRAPHY

JANUARY 21, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Whipped Cream
Follow the Leader
Don't That Prove
David Alpert--drums
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Frank DeVito--drums, vocals
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
William Green--sax, flute, reeds
Pete Jolly--piano
Carol Kaye--bass
Richard Leith--trombone
MARCH 10, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
A Taste of Honey
Lemon Tree
Tangerine
Lollipops and Roses
Together
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine---drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Pete Jolly--piano
Milt Holland--percussion
Roy Main--trombone
Lew McCreary--trombone
William Pitman--guitar
Lyle Ritz--ukelele, bass, tuba, violin
Robert Ross
Juluis Wechter--marimba
MARCH 10, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Da-Da
Green Peppers
Love Potion #9
I'll Never Let You Go
Tico Taco
Sol's Samba
Ladyfingers
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine---drums
Russell Bridges--piano
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Jewell Grant--sax, clarinet
Milt Holland--percussion
Jay Migliori--sax
William Pitman--guitar
M. R. Pohlman--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba

 

WHIPPED CREAM HISTORY

Released in April 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights was the first A&M Records album to be released in Brazil.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights was on the Billboard Pop Album chart for more than three years. In that time it was #1 for eight straight weeks; in the Top 10 for 61 weeks and in the Top 40 for 141 weeks.

Whipped Cream & Other Delights was NARM's Best Selling Album for 1965 and the Tijuana Brass the Best Selling Instrumentalist.

"A Taste of Honey" not only charted on Billboard's Top 100, it was #1 for five weeks beginning October 30, 1965 and on the Hot 100 Discotheque Records chart in November 1965.

Billboard's Top Sellers in Top Markets reported "A Taste of Honey" peaking in these U.S. cities:

CITY PEAK DATE
Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Cleveland
Detroit
Los Angeles
Miami
New Orleans
New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
St. Louis
Washington, DC
34
33
  4
  5
  9
30
  6
  5
  7
  1
28
  7
  4
  5
10
September 25, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
September 18, 1965
November 20, 1965
November 27, 1965
December 18, 1965
November 27, 1965
November 6, 1965
December 18, 1965
October 30, 1965
November 20, 1965
November 13, 1965

 

Internationally, "A Taste of Honey" was ranked #31 on Foreign Hits of Japan. Billboard reported it as the #5 best seller in Argentina on December 18, 1965.

On July 3, 1965 "Whipped Cream" was the #2 best seller in Mexico according to Billboard.

In addition to "Whipped Cream's" appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it peaked at #13 on the Middle-Road Singles chart on May 1, 1965.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1966 ranked Whipped Cream & Other Delights at #1.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 ranked Whipped Cream and Other Delights at #8.

On December 20, 1965, "The Dating Game" television show premiered. It featured "Whipped Cream" during the bachelorette introductions, "Spanish Flea" for the bachelor introductions and "Lollipops and Roses as the winner's theme.

By January 1967, Whipped Cream and Other Delights sold 4.5 million copies.

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Whipped Cream & Other Delights was certified:

In 2005, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series.

A limited edition picture disc was released on January 20, 2009.

On November 20, 2015, Whipped Cream and Other Delights was released on vinyl and CD on the Herb Alpert Presents label. 

Whipped Cream & Other Delights remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released. 

 

The Tijuana Brass performed for the President's cabinet members and their families.

The first touring Tijuana Brass made its first concert appearance on February 27, 1965 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The TJB was the opening act for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

The first time the touring Tijuana Brass recorded together was July 6, 1965 on the "Zorba the Greek" session.

 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON THE WHIPPED CREAM ALBUM

While I was working on [the Whipped Cream & Other Delights] album, the one song that stuck out, for me, was Taste of Honey. It just kept haunting me. I liked the melody. There was something about it. It was like a nice cross between jazz and pop and whatever. When it came time to release a single from the album, when we took a survey, nobody liked Taste of Honey. It was one of those records that, you know, if you analyze it, everyone usually came up with it's too long, you can't really dance to it, it stops and starts in the middle, it's not right. It's not right for radio. I said I don't know if it's not right for radio but I like it, I like the feeling of it. So we released it as Taste of Honey on the back side of the single of Third Man Theme. Well, Taste of Honey became Record of the Year, became a huge record, and that was the catalyst. From that point on, I organized the Tijuana Brass and we started traveling as a group.

Taste of Honey was the record that I chose to release as a single 'cause I felt when you work on a product for two, three, four, five months, this was the song I kept singing while taking a shower in the morning and at odd times it would just pop into my head. And most of the feedback that I got from playing this record to friends in the business, they felt it was not a hit record because it stopped in the middle and you couldn't dance to it and it didn't adhere to some of the rules they were looking for but yet I felt emotionally that it was a good record. Well, we put it out, and it became a huge record. In fact it won the Record of the Year ®.

Right after [the Clark Teaberry Gum commercial] came a song called Whipped Cream which was a moderate hit. It was a tune that was written for Al Hirt. Al Hirt turned it down and the publisher called me; played it over the phone for me from New Orleans. I liked it very much. He sent it the next afternoon. I recorded it and my partner got the idea of taking a collection of food titles and putting them in one album.

New Playtapes in June 1968: Whipped Cream and Other Delights (Vols. 1 and 2).

Whipped Cream & Other Delights was NAMM's Best Selling Album for 1966.

On May 16, 1966 Whipped Cream & Other Delights won four Grammys, the most for a West Coast record label.

SOURCES:
Star Track Profile 87-24, June 8, 1982.
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WHIPPED CREAM SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Lollipops and Roses First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer) 1967
Love Potion #9 Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967
Tangerine First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967
Taste of Honey (a) A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer)
The Sentry Collection
1966
1967
1974
Whipped Cream First Tijuana Brass teleivision special (Singer) 1967


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GOING PLACES HISTORY

The first time the touring Tijuana Brass recorded together was July 6, 1965 on the "Zorba the Greek" session. The track "Mae" was the first time a Tijuana Brass song used strings.

Going Places had advance orders for 1.2 million copies. The pilot of the biplane on the cover was Jerry Moss.

Billboard named Going Places its #3 top album for 1966. On its Top Easy Listening list "Zorba the Greek" was ranked 14th, "Spanish Flea" was #55, and "Tijuana Taxi" was #78.

Billboard named Going Places its #9 top album for 1967.

The Tijuana Brass had caught on in Mexico, Canada, Australia and Britain. Because the group had not yet caught on in Europe, Going Places was initially released only in Britain.

Going Places produced singles that were on the Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening Chart. "Zorba the Greek" peaked at #5 on January 30, 1966; "Tijuana Taxi" at #9 on the same date; "Third Man Theme" at #7 on October 2, 1965 and "Mae" at #26 on July 10, 1965.

"Third Man Theme" was the only single to chart on Billboard's Top Sellers in Top Markets chart. It peaked at #30 in Cleveland, #17 in Detroit, #35 in Seattle and #34 in St. Louis.

Imported copies of the "Third Man Theme" saturated Australian radio airplay. In response, Festival Records rush-released the single.

The November 7, 1965 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show started the Billboard chart climb of all five albums. On the show the Brass played "A Taste of Honey" and "Zorba the Greek."

The Brass ended 1965 with a total of 4 million albums sold in the U.S.

Animated film makers John and Faith Hubley created a 6-minute movie titled "Tijuana Brass Double Feature" that used "Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi" by the Tijuana Brass. In 1966, it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

New Playtapes in June 1968: Going Places (Vols. 1 and 2).

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON GOING PLACES

I noticed the taxi drivers were outrageous. I mean they would bypass streets and go across fields and take shortcuts and be honking their horns and yelling out the window and it was a lot of scary fun, you know. So I got an idea to pay tribute to them.

The Going Places album was almost complete, and Jerry called to say we had advance orders for a million and a half records. Instead of being excited, I felt a little letdown. When I translated it later, it felt like, 'Hey maybe I'm making buttons here. Maybe people are just crazed into this and are not really appreciating it for what it is.' I felt a little cheated in some odd way.

SOURCE:
Midnight Special Salute to Herb Alpert television show, 1978.


 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF GOING PLACES SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967
Mae Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1969
Spanish Flea First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
The Brass Are Comin' television special
The Sentry Collection
1967
1969
1974
Tijuana Taxi A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
The Sentry Collection
1966
1967
1974


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GOING PLACES

SESSIONOGRAPHY

APRIL 12, 1965 UNITED RECORDING STUDIO
Mae
And the Angels Sing
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Israel Baker--violin
Hal Blaine--drums
Harry Bluestone--violin
Russell Bridges--piano
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Jesse Ehrlich--cello
Cecil Figelski--viola
Arthur Gleghorn--
Murray Kellner--violin
Sarah Kreindler--violin
Reuben Marcus--viola
Lou Raderman--violin
Lyle Ritz--ukelele, bass, tuba, violin
Joseph Saxon--cello
Paul Shure--violin
Thomas Tedesco--guitar
JUNE 29, 1965 COLUMBIA RECORDS
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Chuck Berghofer--bass
Pete Jolly--piano
Nicholas Martinis
Howard Roberts--sax
JULY 6, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIO
Third Man Theme Herb Alpert--trumpet
Hal Blaine--drums
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
William Pitman--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
AUGUST 6, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIO
A Walk in the Black Forest
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Walk, Don't Run
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Lyle Ritz--ukelele, bass, tuba, violin
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
AUGUST 10, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIO
More and More Amor
Tijuana Taxi
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Lyle Ritz--ukelele, tuba, bass, violin
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
AUGUST 13, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIO
More and More Amor
Spanish Flea
John's Tune
Cinco de Mayo
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Lyle Ritz--ukelele, tuba, bass, violin
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
AUGUST 17, 1965 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIO
Zorba the Greek Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba

 

Herb Alpert Top 5 Albums

 

GOING PLACES HISTORY 

Released in 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988. The album uses cold song endings rather than fadeouts.

The first time the touring Tijuana Brass recorded together was July 6, 1965 on the "Zorba the Greek" session. The track "Mae" was the first time a Tijuana Brass song used strings. 

Released in September 1965 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape.

Going Places had advance orders for 1.2 million copies. The pilot of the biplane on the cover was Jerry Moss. 

Billboard named Going Places its #3 top album for 1966. On its Top Easy Listening list "Zorba the Greek" was ranked 14th, "Spanish Flea" was #55, and "Tijuana Taxi" was #78.

Billboard named Going Places its #9 top album for 1967. 

The Tijuana Brass had caught on in Mexico, Canada, Australia and Britain. Because the group had not yet caught on in Europe, Going Places was initially released only in Britain. 

Going Places produced singles that were on the Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening Chart. "Zorba the Greek" peaked at #5 on January 30, 1966; "Tijuana Taxi" at #9 on the same date; "Third Man Theme" at #7 on October 2, 1965 and "Mae"at #26 on July 10, 1965. 

"Third Man Theme" was the only single to chart on Billboard's Top Sellers in Top Markets chart. It peaked at #30 in Cleveland, #17 in Detroit, #35 in Seattle and #34 in St. Louis. 

Imported copies of the "Third Man Theme" saturated Australian radio airplay. In response, Festival Records rush-released the single. 

The November 7, 1965 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show started the Billboard chart climb of all five albums. On the show the Brass played "A Taste of Honey" and "Zorba the Greek."

The Brass ended 1965 with a total of 4 million albums sold in the U.S. 

Animated film makers John and Faith Hubley created a 6-minute movie titled "Tijuana Brass Double Feature" that used "Spanish Flea"and "Tijuana Taxi" by the Tijuana Brass. In 1966, it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. 

New Playtapes in June 1968: Going Places (Vols. 1 and 2).

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. Going Places was certified.

In 2014, the Australian Recording Industry Association ranked Going Places as its #12 album to stay in the Top 20. It stayed there for 17 weeks. 

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF GOING PLACES SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You  First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967 
Mae  Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 
The Brass Are Comin' television special 
1967 
1969 
Spanish Flea  First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 
The Brass Are Comin' television special 
The Sentry Collection
1967 
1969 
1974
Tijuana Taxi  A&M Records Presents Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 
First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 
The Sentry Collection 
1966 
1967 
1974 

 

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WHAT NOW MY LOVE

SESSIONOGRAPHY

JANUARY 11, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
It Was a Very Good Year
I'll Remember You
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Chuck Berghofer--bass
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
Jerry Williams--drums, percussion
JANUARY 14, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Red
Plucky Part 1
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Chuck Berghofer--bass
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
Jerry Williams--drums, percussion
FEBRUARY 7, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Sol's Tune #1
Shadow of Your Smile
Sol's Tune #2
If I Were a Rich Man
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Samuel Goldstein--drums
Clifford Hills--bass
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
FEBRUARY 10, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
So What's New? Herb Alpert--trumpet
Carl Fortino--accordion
MARCH 1, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Shadow of Your Smile
It Was a Very Good Year
Sol's Tune #1
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Emil Briano--violin
Peter DeVoogdt
Gareth Nuttycombe--viola
George Poole--flute, violin
Ernie Tack--trombone
Darrel Terwilliger--violin, viola
Irving Weinper--trombone
Walter Wiemeyer--violin
MAY 19, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Brasilia
Plucky
Freckles
It Was a Very Good Year
Memories of Madrid
Five Minutes More
Magic Trumpet
Robert Matthews--bass
Sergio Mendes--piano
Jose de Azerei Soares--percussion
Howard Perry

 

WHAT NOW MY LOVE HISTORY

Released in April 1966 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape.

Billboard named What Now My Love its #5 top album in 1966 after it had been #1 on the Top LP chart for nine weeks. On its Top Easy Listening Singles of 1966 the single "What Now My Love" was ranked #36.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included What Now My Love at #11.

New Playtapes in June 1968: What Now My Love (Vols. 1 and 2).

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WHAT NOW MY LOVE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
If I Were a Rich Man Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
The Beat of the Brass television special
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967
1968
1969
Magic Trumpet First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967
What Now My Love First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer)
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)
1967
1967

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WHAT NOW MY LOVE SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
If I Were a Rich Man  Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 
The Beat of the Brass television special 
The Brass Are Comin' television special 
1967 
1968 
1969 
Magic Trumpet  First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 1967 
What Now My Love  First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 
1967 
1967 

 

 

In the U.S., Herb Alpert had three double-sided hit singles--six hit songs on three singles.

In 1966, Herb Alpert sold over 13 million records and had five albums in Billboard's Top 20 on the album chart. On April 2, 1966, four of those albums were in the Top 10.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NAMM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1966.

A&M Records filmed the Carnegie Hall concerts and the European tour.

On March 25 the Tijuana Brass performed at The White House at the Correspondents' Dinner. For the first time in the history of the dinner, the musical artists received a standing ovation.

A&M planned the first tour of Britain for March 1966.

The Tijuana Brass U.S. tour set some attendance records, including one at the University of Illinois for which Alpert received a commemorative plaque.

The Tijuana Brass was the pre-race entertainment at the Indianapolis 500.

The Tijuana Brass flew to Britain on March 11 and stayed for 70 hours to film their show for the BBC.

On May 16, the Tijuana Brass performed on the Grammy Awards. Whipped Cream & Other Delights won four Grammys, the most for a West Coast record label.

Senator Thomas Kuchel of California made a statement on the floor of the Senate praising the Tijuana Brass for its contribution to "international understanding and [promoting] cordial relations with peoples around the globe."

First extended European tour in September and October 1966. The tour increased album sales. Concert dates and television were also planned for Sweden in November.

For the Brass's European tour, a promotional recording with excerpts of the group's hit songs was released in Belgium.

In October, the Brass taped a show for French television called "Tilt Magazine."

On October 1, 1966, the U.S. Commander in Berlin, Germany recognized Herb Alpert as A Guardian of Berlin's Freedome.

In early November the Tijuana Brass taped "Rendevous am Rhein" on Lake Constance then toured U.S. military bases in Germany.

Herb Alpert won Billboard's Music Man of the Year Award for 1966 and was also its Top LP Artist of 1966.

Billboard ranked Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass #6 on its Top Singles Artists of 1966. Billboard reported "During the first 10 months of the year, the Brass sold more than twice the number of LP's as the Beatles and more than all the soundtracks combined." From October 1966 through February 1967, the Brass was Billboard's Best Selling Artist on college campuses that were surveyed.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass won the Music Operators of America award as the most popular instrumental group on jukeboxes.

The Tijuana Brass performed for the President's cabinet members and their families.

John and Faith Hubley created animated short films featuring the Tijuana Brass songs.

Billboard's Top LP's for 1967 included What Now My Love at #11.

The Lonely Bull, Volume 2, South of the Border and What Now My Love were certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

Billboard Top Albums 1966

 

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S.R.O.

SESSIONOGRAPHY

MAY 18, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
The Work Song Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Pete Jolly--piano
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
JUNE 16, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
I Will Wait for You Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bill Green--sax, flute, reeds
Pete Jolly--piano
Jackie Kelso--sax
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
JUNE 17, 1966 SUNSET SOUND RECORDING STUDIOS
Mame
I Will Wait for You
Heart
Sol #3
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
JUNE 20, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
I Will Wait for You Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Pete Jolly--piano
Jackie Kelso--sax
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
SEPTEMBER 2, 1966 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Our Day Will Come
Day Train
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Milt Holland--percussion
Pete Jolly--piano
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
William Pitman--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba

 

S.R.O. HISTORY

Released December 8, 1966 on vinyl album, cassette.

"The Work song was recorded in a single take. 

On Billboard's Top Easy Listening Singles of 1966, "The Work Song" was #31 and "Flamingo" was #62. 

S.R.O. was released in December 1966. It spent 38 weeks in Billboard's Top 40 and received an RIAA gold certification one month after its release. 

In December, ITCC announced that S.R.O. was its best selling tape cartridge. 

Billboard ranked its Top LP's for 1967 with S.R.O. at #7 and the Alpert-produced Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 was #14. 

S.R.O., Sounds Like... and Herb Alpert's Ninth received gold album certifications from the R.I.A.A. 

In 1977 the R.I.A.A. began issuing platinum album certifications. S.R.O. was certified.

S.R.O. remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF S.R.O. SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Flamingo  First Tijuana Brass television special  1967 
Freight Train Joe  The Beat of the Brass television special  1968 
Mame  First Tijuana Brass television special (Singer) 
Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 
The Brass Are Comin' television special
1967 
1967 
1969
The Wall Street Rag  The Beat of the Brass television special  1968 
The Work Song  The Beat of the Brass television special 
The Sentry Collection
1968 
1974 

 

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SOUNDS LIKE...

SOUNDS LIKE... SESSIONOGRAPHY

JANUARY 30, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Lady Godiva
Wade in the Water
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Sal Monte
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
FEBRUARY 22, 1967 COLGEMS
Casino Royale Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Jules Chaiken--trumpet
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Sal Monte--
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
William Pitman--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Ernie Tack--trombone
Julius Wechter--marimba
David Wells--trombone
MARCH 6, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Gotta Lotta Living to Do Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Pete Jolly--piano
Lew McCreary--trombone
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
MARCH 8, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Town Without Pity
In a Little Spanish Town
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Sal Monte
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
MARCH 21, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Gotta Lotta Living to Do Jose Soares--percussion

 

SOUNDS LIKE... HISTORY

Sounds Like... was released on May 8, 1967 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track and open reel tape. 

In 2005, the album was remastered and released as part of the Herb Alpert Signature Series. 

Sounds Like... remastered digital album released December 4, 2015 on the Herb Alpert Presents label. On September 9, 2016, the CD was released.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF SOUNDS LIKE... SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Casino Royale  The Beat of the Brass television special 
The Brass Are Comin' television special 
1968 
1969
Gotta Lotta Livin' to Do  Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft)  1967 
The Treasure of San Miguel  The Brass Are Comin' television special  1969 
Wade in the Water  First Tijuana Brass television special  1967

 

HERB ALPERT ON SOUNDS LIKE...

Bacharach called and said he wasn't happy with the way things were going while he was in London working on Casino Royale. And so he asked me if I'd put a horn on it. He sent me the tape, and it was a rush deal. I had to finish everything within three days, which I did, and rushed it back to him. And that was the theme song of Casino Royale.

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HERB ALPERT'S NINTH

SESSIONOGRAPHY

MARCH 17, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Bud's Tune
Julius's Tune
John's Tune
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Sal Monte
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
Jerry Williams--drums, percussion
MAY 15, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
The Happening Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Sal Monte
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
MAY 23, 1967 SUNSET SOUND
The Happening Herb Alpert--trumpet
Gabe Baltazar--sax
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
William Green--sax, flutes, reeds
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Sal Monte
Jack Nimitz--sax
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Ernest Watts--sax, flute
JULY 12, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
The Trolley Song
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Sal Monte
Lou Morrell--bass, guitar
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
JULY 20, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Sol #3
The Trolley Song
The Love Nest
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
AUGUST 2, 1967 COLUMBIA RECORDS
With a Little Help from My Friends Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
AUGUST 8, 1967 COLUMBIA RECORDS
A Banda Herb Alpert
John deVoogdt
Carl LaMagna--violin
Betty Marks--violin
Wilbert Nuttycombe--violin
Jerome Riesler--violin
Ambrose Russo--violin
Darrel Terwilliger--violin, viola
John Vidusich--violin
Tibor Zelig--violin
OCTOBER 18, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
The Trolley Song
Love So Fine
Cowboys and Indians
The Love Nest
Emil Briano--violin
Bobby Bruce--violin
Nick DeCaro--piano
Samuel Boghassian
Betty Marks--violin
Gareth Nuttycombe--viola
Wilbert Nuttycombe--violin
George Poole--flute, violin
Jerome Reisler--violin
Jay Rosen--violin
Ambrose Russo--violin
Jose Soares--percussion
Walter Wiemeyer--violin
Tibor Zelig--violin
OCTOBER 19, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
California Poppy
With a Little Help from My Friends
Justin DiTullio--cello
Nathan Gershman--cello
Lester Harris
Joseph Saxon--cello

 

HERB ALPERT'S NINTH HISTORY 

Herb Alpert's Ninth was released in December 1967 on vinyl album, cassette. 

The album spent 18 weeks in Billboard's top 40 albums.

"Carmen" was recorded in New York City and mixed by Phil Ramone.

A&M's Christmas promotion for Herb Alpert's Ninth included a standup display with a Christmas message by Herb for retail stores.

Herb Alpert's Ninth sold more than 10,000 copies in the four days before Christmas in Australia. The sales qualified the album for a gold record, Alpert's tenth gold record in Australia. The preceding eight records had all gone gold and Alpert received a special cold record for being the first artist to sell over 250,000 albums in Australia.

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF HERB ALPERT'S NINTH SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
A Banda The Beat of the Brass 1968
Carmen Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967
The Happening Second Tijuana Brass television special (Kraft) 1967

 

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THE BEAT OF THE BRASS

SESSIONOGRAPHY

MARCH 8, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Slick Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Ervan Coleman--guitar, mandolin
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Sal Monte
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Julius Wechter--marimba
JULY 12, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Belz Mein Shtetele Belz
Cabaret
Monday, Monday
Thanks for the Memory
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Sal Monte
Lou Morrell--bass, guitar
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
MARCH 11, 1968 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Talk to the Animals Herb Alpert--trumpet
MARCH 27, 1968 WESTERN RECORDERS
The Robin
Sol #1
Herb Alpert
Clifford Shank--flute
Thomas Scott--woodwinds
MARCH 28, 1968 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Slick Herb Alpert--trumpet
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Nick Ceroli--drums
Joao Donato--piano
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lou Pagani--piano
APRIL 4, 1968 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
A Beautiful Friend
Panama
Herb Alpert--trumpet
John Pisano--guitar
Lou Pagani--piano
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Pat Senatore--bass
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Max Garduno--percussion
Julius Wechter

 

Billboard Easy Listening Chart 1968

 

THE BEAT OF THE BRASS HISTORY 

Released in April 1968 on vinyl album, casssette, 8-track and open reel tape. First CD issued in 1988.

A&M launched its first big campaign for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. To support the release of The Beat of the Brass and the second television special, A&M created a special record rack, mobile and floor displays, Tijuana Brass posters, a Herb Alpert poster, "The Beat of the Brass" buttons and sweatshirts for retail. There were also two Herb Alpert posters from Ampex, assorted Tijuana Brass photos, easel back album covers, slick books and special order forms.

"The Beat of the Brass" television show was shown again in Britain on March 19, 1969 by BBC 1. The show was number one in the Nielsen all-time multi-network area rating between April 22 and May 5, 1968.

HERB ALPERT ON THE BEAT OF THE BRASS

The director [of my television special] Jack Haley, Jr., asked me to sing a song on the show. So I called Burt Bacharach and I asked him-this is a question I typically ask to a lot of great composers-is there a song you've written in the past that either has been recorded that didn't have the right record or a tune that's tucked away in your drawer someplace that you have a special feeling for. He thought about it, called me back the next day and handed me This Guy's in Love with You. It didn't quite fit the mood of the show. The lyric content didn't so I called Hal David and we made some changes and it was on the show and it got enormous response.

It has a magical lyric. It says, 'Who looks at you the way I do?' I mean, that covers a lot of territory and you can't say that through a trumpet.

An opinion of my own voice? Well, I guess I sing like I play-kinda natural. I've never analysed even when I play trumpet. It's just natural. It's just what comes out.

By the usual standards, I don't have a great instrument as a vocalist. But maybe there is a basic truth that comes across. If you choose good material and are honest about the arrangement and recording, you can get closer to what people are understanding today than if you just sing in a beautiful voice.

SOURCES:
April Alpert Month; New LP, Tver Due. Record World, April 16, 1968.
Brass' Real Special. Record World, June 1, 1968.
Larry King Show, June 7, 1982.
My "Guy" called for No Great Vocal Pipes. Alan Smith. New Musical Express, August 3, 1968.
Alpert Awaiting Vocal Followup. Mary Campbell. Associated Press, 1968.

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF BEAT OF THE BRASS SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Cabaret The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Caliornia Girls The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Slick The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
Talk to the Animals The Beat of the Brass television special 1968
This Guy's in Love with You The Beat of the Brass television special
The Sentry Collection
1968
1974

 

Between 1962 and 1968, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass were #1 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts for 32 weeks.

In January, Polydor, A&M's European distributor, released the first Tijuana Brass cassette. It had a retail price of $2.25.

A&M International planned a summer tour of Europe. The Tijuana Brass toured Great Britain and Europe in the fall of 1968.

Herb Alpert Presents Pete Jolly released in April 1968.

The Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass television special was nominated for four Emmy Awards for outstanding musical or variety special, achievement in electronic camera work, individual achievement in electronic production and directorial achievement.

The Tijuana Brass appeared at Record Gala in Berlin, Germany on March 15. Record Gala was produced by the German record industry and television companies.

The music book "Swinging Sounds of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass" was among the Best Selling All Organ Folios in December 1968.

Herb Alpert and Ollie Mitchell developed the trumpet book "Know Before You Blow" with Herb performing on a 7-inch flexidisc.

Herb Alpert joined ASCAP's songwriters roster and ASCAP gave Herb Alpert a cash award as one of its writers.

Festival Records, A&M's Australian distributor, won the 1968 MIDEM International Trophy and the 1968 MIDEM Australia trophy for greats number of recordings sold in Australia by an artist from July 1966 to July 1967 for the Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass recordings.

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss were named men of the year by the Conference of Personal Managers, West.

At the Ninth Argentine Festival of International Music, the Tijuana Brass won the award for Best Recordings of International Music for Dancing.

In a rare cancellation of a concert, Alpert decided not to perform at Brigham Young University after university officials refused to have the Checkmates Ltd. as the opening act because the group was interracial.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NARM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1968.

"This Guy's In Love With You" sold over 250,000 copies in England and was awarded a Silver Disc.

Herb Alpert was named one of the judges for "Take Time for Talent," a television show to spotlight minority talent.

Chicago radio station WLS named the Tijuana Brass the best instrumental group in its Hit Parade Awards.


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CHRISTMAS ALBUM

SESSIONOGRAPHY

AUGUST 22, 1968 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Herb Alpert--trumpet
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Lou Pagani--piano
Nick Ceroli--drums
William Pitman--guitar
Lou McCreary--trombone
OCTOBER 4, 1968 A&M STUDIOS
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Jingle Bells
Shorty Rogers

 

CHRISTMAS ALBUM HISTORY

Recording for The Christmas Album began in June 1968.

Released in November 1968 on vinyl album, cassette, 8-track.

The Christmas Album was Billboard's No. 1 on its Best Bets for Christmas and was in Billboard's top 10 albums.

The Brass made a seven-minute film performing two songs from The Christmas Album which was shown on American Airlines flights. The films was originally shot to be aired on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1.

HERB ALPERT ON THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

We've got a 16-piece chorus, the first time we've used professional voices. There are pop tunes, with only one religious, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"and an original by Burt Bacharach that should transcend the two weeks that radio stations play Christmas carols.

I mixed it several times. I go through that with every album. I mix it once and let it sit a couple of days and listen again. I make some adjustments. After I finally put it out, I listen and say, "Oh, why did I do that?"

SOURCE:
Alpert Awaiting Vocal Followup. Mary Campbell. Associated Press, 1968


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WARM

SESSIONOGRAPHY

JULY 12, 1967 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
The Continental Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bill Earl
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Tonni Kalash--trumpet
Lew McCreary--trombone
Sal Monte
Lou Morrell--bass, guitar
Lou Pagani--piano
John Pisano--guitar
Pat Senatore--bass
APRIL 10, 1969 A&M STUDIOS
O Mar e Meu Chao
Without You
Girl Talk
Apple Jale
Samarina
John's Tune
James Getzoff--violin
Gareth Nuttycombe--viola
Allan Harshman--viola
Alvin Dinkin--viola
Edgar Lustgarten--cello
Frederick Allykors
Raymond Kelley--cello
Gerald Vinci--violin
Nathan Ross--violin
Wilbert Nuttycombe--violin
Arnold Belnick--violin
Jules Chaikin--trumpet
Lanny Morgan--sax
Lou McCreary--trombone
Jack Nimitz--sax
Ernie Tack--trombone

 

WARM HISTORY

Released in June 1969 on vinyl album and cassette.

Australia was the first country to release "Zazueira" in March.

The Tijuana Brass began its final tour of the U.S. at Tarrant Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX on October 4. The group toured Europe in November and the November 14 concert at Royal Festival Hall in London sold out within two hours.

Warm was ranked #92 on Billboard's Top LPs of 1969.

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF WARM SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Sea Is My Soil The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969

 

The Tijuana Brass began its final tour of the U.S. at Tarrant Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX on October 4. The group toured Europe in November and the November 14 concert at Royal Festival Hall in London sold out within two hours.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass won the NARM Award for Best Selling Instrumentalist and A&M Records the NARM Scholarship.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was NARM's Best Selling Instrumentalist for 1969.

Germany's Schallplatte music magazine named Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass the top international orchestra.

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THE BRASS ARE COMIN'

SESSIONOGRAPHY

NOVEMBER 1, 1969 A&M STUDIOS
Moon River
You Are My Life
Dave Grusin
Jules Chaikin--trumpet
Russell Bridges--piano
Max Bennett--bass
Nick Ceroli--drums
Emil Radocchia--percussion
Joseph Porcaro--drums, percussion
John Pisano--guitar
Marion Childers--trumpet
Oliver Mitchell--trumpet
Paul Hubinon--trumpet
Stu Williamson--trumpet, trombone
Charles Loper--trombone
Michael Barone--trombone
Bob Edmondson--trombone

 

 

THE BRASS ARE COMIN' HISTORY

"The Maltese Melody" was rated number 6 in Japan's Foreign Hits of 1970. The single sold over 200,000 copies.

"The Maltese Melody" was #5 on the Japan singles chart on May 23, 1970.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF THE BRASS ARE COMIN'

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
The Brass Are Comin' The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Good Morning Mr. Sunshine The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
I'm an Old Cowhand The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Moon River The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Robbers and Cops The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
Sunny The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969
You Are My Life The Brass Are Comin' television special 1969

 

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SUMMERTIME

SESSIONOGRAPHY

APRIL 21, 1970 A&M STUDIOS
Jerusalem
Hurts So Bad
Pata Pata
John Pisano--guitar
Nick Ceroli--drums
Pete Jolly--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Claudio Slon--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone
David Wells--trombone
Larry Knechtel--keyboards
Francisco Aguabella--percussion
APRIL 22, 1970 A&M STUDIOS
Jerusalem Milt Holland--percussion
AUGUST 25, 1970 A&M STUDIOS
Strike Up the Band Herb Alpert--trumpet
Milt Holland--percussion
NOVEMBER 10, 1970 A&M STUDIOS
Martha My Dear
Untitled
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Jules Chaikin--trumpet
Thomas Scott--woodwinds
Peter Christlieb--sax
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Oliver Mitchell--trumpet
Paul Hubinon--trumpet
John Audino
Charles Findley--trumpet
Larry Ruhoberer
Joseph Porcaro--drums, percussion

 

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YOU SMILE--THE SONG BEGINS

SESSIONOGRAPHY

FEBRUARY 6, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Last Tango in Paris Quincy Jones--arranger
Jules Chaikin--trumpet
Michael Melvoin--piano
Erno Neufeld
Marshall Sesson--violin
Marilyn Baker--violin
William Henderson--violin
Jay Rosen--violin
Bonnie Douglas--violin
Arnold Belnick--violin
Jerome Reisler--violin
FEBRUARY 7, 1973 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Last Tango in Paris
Killing Me Softly with His Song
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Larry Carlton--guitar
Wilton Lewis Felder--sax
Bobbye Hall--percussion
Michael Melvoin--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
James Beck Gordon
MARCH 6, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Promises, Promises
Killing Me Softly with His Song
Alone Again, Naturally
Layla
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Gary Coleman--percussion
James Beck Gordon
Jim Hughart--bass
Pete Jolly--piano
Michael Melvoin--piano
David T. Walker--guitar
MARCH 8, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Man in the Station
Hard
There's a Harbor
I'll Never Need More Than This
Herb Alpert--trumpet
John Pisano--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
Nick Ceroli--drums
Charles Rainey--bass
David T. Walker--guitar
Michael Melvoin--piano
MARCH 13, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Since You Asked
Time Will Tell
Lady (the)
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Larry Carlton--guitar
Gary L. Coleman--percussion
James Beck Gordon
Jim Hughart--bass
Pete Jolly--piano
Michael Melvoin piano
JUNE 7, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Hello Lani Milt Holland--percussion
Gary Coleman--percussion
James Beck Gordon
NOVEMBER 19, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Dida
I Might Frighten Her Away
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 21, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Number 2
Tomorrow Will Be Better
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 25, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Ruby
Tomorrow Will Be Better
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 27, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Popcorn Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 28, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Number 3 Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 29, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Number 1 Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
NOVEMBER 30, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Number 2 Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba
DECEMBER 20, 1973 A&M STUDIOS
Lost Horizon
Number 2
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Jim Hughart--bass
John Pisano--guitar
Tom Tedesco--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba

 

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CONEY ISLAND

SESSIONOGRAPHY

JANUARY 7, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Senor Mouse
Coney Island
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Dave Frishberg--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Bob Findley--trumpet
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Steve Schaeffer--drums
Anthony DeCaprio
JANUARY 8, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Casa #1
I Have Dreamed
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 9, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
One Horse Town
Vento Bravo
Coney Island
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 10, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Sleeping Giant
Masquerade
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 13, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Sweet Georgia Brown
Hoe Down
Carmine
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 14, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Senor Mouse
Michel Colombier Song
One Horse Town
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 15, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Carmine
The Crave
Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 17, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Vento Bravo Herb Alpert--trumpet
Julius Wechter--marimba
Steve Schaeffer--drums
David Frishberg--piano
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Bob Findley--trumpet
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
JANUARY 21, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Les Choses
Carmine
Peter Matz
Joseph Soldo--reeds
Gerald Vinci--violin
Julius Wechter--marimba
Robert Tricarioc
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Erno Neufeld
Nathan Ross--violin
Jacob Krachmalnick--violin
Ralph Silverman--violin
Joy Lyle--violin
FEBRUARY 13, 1975 GOLD STAR RECORDING STUDIOS
Catfish Herb Alpert--trumpet
Bob Findley--trumpet
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Steve Schaeffer--drums
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
JUNE 12, 1975 A&M STUDIOS
El Bimbo Herb Alpert--trumpet
Bob Findley--trumpet
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Steve Schaeffer--drums
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar
AUGUST 6, 1975 A&M STUDIOS
Desert Dance Herb Alpert--trumpet
Bob Findley--trumpet
Vince Charles--percussion, steel drums
Steve Schaeffer--drums
Orlando Hernandez--drums
Dave Frishberg--piano
Julius Wechter--marimba
Bob Edmondson--trombone
Peter Woodford--guitar

 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS

We were playing this nameless tune in concert last Summer. We were playing at Springfield, Illinois at the fair outside. While we were playing the tune there was a carnival going on and somebody in the group said, 'It sounds like Coney Island here.' That gave birth to the title of the song and we even considered putting the sound effects of the carnival over it but decided against it.

We were recording and the drummer started playing a rhythm. The bass player chimed in and 'Sweet Georgia Brown' just came to mind. We had never played it before as a group and since, by the way. I went over to the piano player. Isaid, 'Do you know 'Sweet Georgia Brown'?' He started plunking out some chords. He wasn't quite sure where he was going. The bass player chimed in and I just picked up the horn and started playing. We recorded this whole album live in the studio. 'Sweet Georgia Brown' came out the first time.

When I was producing good albums with the Brass, each was a potpourri of things. This album has that same dimension, but with the additional difference of being done several years later. This dimension has different colors to it, colors I've never been in before.

It has guts. It's very spontaneous. It's not "assembled" from my producing experience; it was recorded live in three days. It's real, it has real things that actually happened, it's much much much freer.

It's not a compromise. It's purely how I'm feeling today. Good or bad, that's the way it is. I feel like I'm finally getting in there, doing what I can do. When I listen to it, it sounds like a step to me, but I know I have a lot more to say musically before I finish.

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BULLISH

SESSIONOGRAPHY

MARCH 15, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
Brian Malouf--drums
MARCH 16, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
Brian Malouf--drums
MARCH 19, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
MARCH 20, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
Brian Malouf--drums
MARCH 22, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
MARCH 26, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Maniac John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
Bob Findley--trumpet
MAY 14, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Make a Wish John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--programmer
MAY 15, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Make a Wish John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--synth
Daniel Marfisi--drums
MAY 16, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Make a Wish John Barnes--synth
Derek Nakamoto--synth
Daniel Marfisi--drums
JUNE 1, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Always Have a Dream John Barnes--keyboards
Jules Chaikin--trumpet
Israel Baker--violin
Stuart V. Canin--violin
Alexander Horvath--violin
Gordon Marron--violin
Wilbert Nuttycombe--violin
Jay Rosen--violin
Robert Sanov--violin
Mari Botnick--violin
SEPTEMBER 13, 1984 A&M STUDIOS
Make a Wish Bob Findley--trumpet
Sal Macaluso--piano
James Imperial--guitar
John Patitucci--bass
Kenneth Kaplan--trumpet
John Pisano--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba

 

Asked to perform for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Herb Alpert decided to reform the Tijuana Brass. Original members Nick Ceroli, Bob Edmondson, John Pisano signed on as did Julius Wechter. They were joined by Bob Findley (trumpet), Sal Macaluso (piano), Jimmy Imperial (guitar), John Pattitucci (bass), Ken Kaplan (trumpet). The Los Angeles date was expanded into a tour. Lani Hall also sang a short set during the show.

 

HERB ALPERT'S THOUGHTS ON BULLISH

I don't think of this album as a backward-looking record. It's very contemporary.

SOURCE:
Alpert Back at Bandstand--for a Bit. Jon Pareles. New Yrk Times, 1984.

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO PERFORMANCES OF BULLISH SONGS

SONG TITLE SHOW YEAR
Red Hot A&M Video 1984

 

THE BULLISH TOURING BAND

Herb Alpert--trumpet
Nick Ceroli--drums
Bob Edmondson--trombone, percussion, timpani, temple block
Bob Findley--trumpet, flugelhorn, flugelbone
Jimmy Imperial--guitar
Ken Kaplan--trumpet, flugelhorn, snthesizer
Sal Macaluso--piano
John Patitucci--guitar
John Pisano--guitar
Julius Wechter--marimba, synthesizer, percussion

Lani Hall sang a medley of Brasil '66 hits and selections from her solo albums
Aria Alpert choreopgrahed and danced to "Bullish"

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TIJUANA BRASS RARITIES

ALTERNATE VERSIONS

The Lonely Bull--monaural single
Acapulco 1922--monaural single without wood block
Mexico--monaural single has a different trumpet part
The Great Manolete--single with guitar solo and trumpets playing octaves
Mexican Corn--single has a piano
Crawfish--monaural single with different trumpet solo
All My Loving--without the flute end
Whipped Cream--single
Zorba the Greek--single version with crowd noise
Tijuana Taxi--single has more taxi horns
Plucky--two versions one with strip tease rhythm
Wade in the Water--monaural single
Love So Fine--single
Las Mananitas--single
Yo Soy Ese Amor--single
To Wait for Love--single

SINGLES ONLY

Mexican Drummer Man--B side of The Great Manolete
Fire and Rain--B side of Last Tango in Paris single with muted trumpet and different percussion. Lost Treasures contains an alternate version with unmuted trumpet.
El Bimbo--B side of Last Tango in Paris
Whistle Song b/w Carmine
African Summer b/w The You in Me
The You In Me--B side of African Summer
The Lady In My Life--B side of I Need You single. It was re-recorded for the Colors album.

 

TELEVISION OR CONCERT ONLY

Never Never Land--title theme to show
Desert Dance--Midnight Special (recorded August 6, 1975)
Somewhere--Dinah Shore Show
Music to Watch Girls By--The Brass Are Comin' TV special 1969
Tijuana Brass Medleys (Sentry Special 1974 and Midnight Special 1975)
Panama
Fox Hunt--Sentry Collection TV special (alternate version)

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TIJUANA BRASS REMASTERED RECORDINGS

HERB ALPERT SIGNATURE SERIES

Compact discs released through Shout! Factory during 2005-2006:

  • The Lonely Bull
  • South Of The Border
  • Whipped Cream & Other Delights
  • Going Places!!
  • What Now My Love
  • S.R.O.
  • Sounds Like...
  • Herb Alpert's Ninth
  • Christmas Album

HERB ALPERT PRESENTS

Whipped Cream & Other Delights limited edition picture disc 2009

Digital download and/or compact disc series that were remastered during 2015-2016.

  • The Lonely Bull--CD and digital
  • Volume 2--CD and digital
  • South Of The Border--CD and digital
  • Whipped Cream & Other Delights--CD, digital, vinyl
  • Going Places!!--CD and digital
  • What Now My Love--CD and digital
  • S.R.O.--CD and digital
  • Sounds Like...--CD and digital
  • Herb Alpert's Ninth--CD and digital
  • The Beat of the Brass--digital
  • Christmas Album--CD and digital
  • Warm--CD and digital
  • The Brass Are Comin'--CD and digital
  • Summertime--CD and digital
  • You Smile--the Song Begins--CD and digital
  • Coney Island--CD and digital
  • Bullish--CD and digital