Does Herb Alpert sing?

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    "This Guy's In Love With You" on a Herb Alpert album ..... Is that him singing???


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    Cool video. Funny thing is the fake singing and playing. It takes talent to do that.
     
  4. turtlejimmy

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    That's impressive, even if he is lip synching in the video .... That's the record version they're playing in the vid.

    He's a pretty good singer, I wonder why he didn't do more of it? You gotta love him sitting in the huge letter H.

    Trumpeter par excellence, singer, and major music label founder. A Renaissance kind of guy. :thumbsup:


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  5. tobylou8

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    No, I was serious about it taking talent. There was rarely live music then (maybe now too) so it took practice so people "didn"t" know. :D
     
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    Oh, I know it's hard. When it's done well, you really can't tell. I only know with this one because I instantly recognized the recording. You can't fool another musician into thinking that they're doing on live TV, what was already done in the studio.

    But, back then, I had no idea. I think it was Milly Vanilly who burst the bubble for audiences at large.


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  7. SteveRicks

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    Actually, Alpert never made it to #1 on any of his trumpet songs with TJB. But with the singing on This guy's... He made it to #1 on the charts.
     
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    It was often said of Alpert back then: "As far a s singers go, he's not a bad trumpeter". Rick Braun has also ventured into vocalizing as well, with not particularly great results. Armstrong was a great singer who also happened to be a great trumpeter.
     
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    Herb is one half of A&M Records as the other half was Jerry Moss.
     
  10. turtlejimmy

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    Alpert and Moss??? They made a good choice to go with the letters only. :lol:

    That's a funny quote about Herb's singing .... "As a singer, he's not a bad trumpeter." Hahaha ..... I love it. Really, though, it is my favorite version of this heavily covered song. For some reason, I always thought it was somebody else singing the song, like Burt Bacharach. But, it's Herb!

    And Satchmo? Yes, he was a great singer, I was a huge fan of him before I ever started listening to his trumpeting. Louis was just a unique, one-of-a-kind phenomenon.


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