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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by turtlejimmy, Sep 29, 2012.
"This Guy's In Love With You" on a Herb Alpert album ..... Is that him singing???
Yes, here's a video: Herb Alpert "This Guy's in Love with You" Video 1971 - YouTube
Cool video. Funny thing is the fake singing and playing. It takes talent to do that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herb is one half of A&M Records as the other half was Jerry Moss.
Alpert and Moss??? They made a good choice to go with the letters only.
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.