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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 12erlgro, May 5, 2011.
The number one act in Vegas in the '60s was Louis Prima. Plenty to write about.
If I were taking this test, my answer would be Herb Alpert. Louis Armstrong would be my #2 choice. Here is my reasoning for Herb
Alpert and the Tijuana Brass won six Grammy awards. Fifteen of their albums won gold discs, and fourteen won platinum discs. In 1966 over 13 million Alpert recordings were sold, outselling the Beatles. That same year, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert set a new record by placing five albums simultaneously on the Billboard Pop Album Chart, an accomplishment that has never been repeated. In April of that year, four of those albums were in the Top 10 simultaneously.
Outselling the Beatles in 1966! Ya, I would go with Herb Alpert. I want you to get this question right. Choose this answer. Let me know what answer the teacher was looking for BUT THIS HAS TO BE IT!
+1 for Herb Alpert ... Wow, I had no idea he was so successful in the 60's. With this new info ..... I'd recommend Herb over Miles. If it was the 50's .... that'd be different. Herb's responsible for some of the most memorable album covers from the 60's.
Man, I didn't know it was for a test! Definitely use Herb Albert.
At least it will be an excuse to study the album cover for "Whipped Cream"!
Yah, gives a whole new meaning to practicing your licks.
Herb married the lead singer from another spanish style band Brazil 66 ( Lani I think ). They have been married for 30 some years and put on concerts together....see this months issue of Jazz Magazine. The girl posing for " Whipped Cream " was Dorothy ( one of the band members wife ). They used the whipped cream to cover up her third trimester pregnancy. This is the truth. Herb was a trumpet inspiration to a lot of us 50 or so year olds that are playing today.
Whew!! That's rough!