Favorite Herb Alpert and the Tijuana brass song......

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  1. Chuck Cox

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    I have collected most if not all of Herbs albums on vinyl. The album covers themselves are great to me. I bought on recently because I liked the cover ( .99 Goodwill ). It's " Blow Your Own Horn " Herb Alpert. It has a close up of his horn with the reversed 2nd slide ( like a Besson ). I got my loupe out to see what the writing was on the leadpipe receiver. It says.................HERB. Herb was quoted as saying that it really didn't matter much to him the model of the trumpet he played. It's the person playing the horn. By the way, the lady on " Whipped Cream " is Dorothy ( a band member's wife ) the whipped cream is on her because she was pregnant at the time. She told her story a few years ago on a tv doccumentary.
     
  2. SteveB

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    And, the "whipped cream" was actually shaving cream. (The whipped cream wouldn't stay on her under the camera lights.)
     
  3. flugeler

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    Nice to hear Ollie Mitchell's name. Had the pleasure of playing a few gigs with him a while back. What a nice cat!
     
  4. Local 357

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    Haven't seen "Casino Royale" listed here yet. It should be put near the top. Herb Alpert Casino Royale - YouTube And you even get some studio stud blowing a High B natural at 1:26.

    Then there is "Rise": Herb Alpert "Rise" - YouTube Kind of a comeback album from 1979. Disco/Latin/Pop. One of the few instrumentals to break through in the 1980's dance scene.
     
  5. Buck with a Bach

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    Wonder which band member she was married to? That would've been a neat interview to see:oops:
     
  6. gmonady

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    I wouldn't have complained if the whipped cream evaporated off!
     
  7. BigDub

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    MY Favorite is Tijuana Taxi, but Spanish Flea is nice, too.
     
  8. BigDub

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    I'm seeing Casino Royale a few times already. It's definitely been mentioned. :-)
     
  9. DaveH

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    The name of the woman on the Whipped Cream cover is Delores Erickson, a model.

    She was not married to anyone in the Tijuana Brass.
     
  10. Local 357

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    I believe that she was expecting a baby at the time of the photo.

    "Just a little bit pregnant. Not that much"...
     

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