In 1966 he became the first and only artist to have five albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard  Pop Album chart at one time. Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five No. There are various sources (including the liner notes of the new TJB CD releases) stating that Herb used session musicians to get the exact sound he wanted. The single version of “Tijuana Taxi” had more of the bicycle-horn sound effects than the album version did. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. Some LP copies of the album have a spoken introduction by Herb Alpert at the beginning of “The Great Manolete (La Virgen de la Macarena)”. This was the fourth consecutive (and final) of the TJB albums to feature an attractive woman on the cover, a typical 1960s easy-listening hook.

It also featured an instrumental cover of its title song, “South of the Border”, which was most famously done as a vocal by Frank Sinatra. The title track is my favorite ‘Brass song of all time and the cover art is just naughty enough to put on display without looking like a pinup. “Struttin’ With Maria” was later used as the theme for a TV game show called Personality, hosted by Larry Blyden. album chart. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. According to liner notes in the Shout!Factory CD, the song was originally recorded with a vocal, but Bacharach was dissatisfied with the recording. In 1974, Herb recorded a new album, YOU SMILE – THE SONG BEGINS, and formed a new band to tour behind it.


While the band performs, the Bossmen dance to the music. For the reissue, the photos were reduced to half size and placed in the center of a white background. Ludwig van Beethoven had been a popular topic on T-shirts in the late 1960s. They soon discovered that the name Carnival Records was already in use, so they needed another name for their new venture. Indeed, two of the album’s three hit singles, “The Work Song” and “Flamingo,” are jazz tunes — the former nervous and driving, the latter joyously kicking — and the third, “Mame,” gets a nifty Dixieland treatment a la Louis Armstrong, with Alpert singing one verse. Jingling bells is a recurring song theme — first with “Jingle Bells,” then the cloying “The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle,” and ultimately “Jingle Bell Rock.” For the first time in a long time, Alpert’s sense of pacing occasionally goes awry; “My Favorite Things” nearly comes apart in the silences and piano/vocal interlude between the TJB grooves, and “Sleigh Ride” screeches to a dead halt. The result is another highly entertaining hit LP, one that stayed at number one longer than any other Tijuana Brass album (nine weeks).

In accordance with the newly emerging bossa nova movement, Alpert does a nice, straightforward, authentic cover of “Desafinado,” even departing a bit from the tune with some spare jazz-inspired licks, and “Crawfish” pleasingly adapts the mariachi horn sound to a bossa beat. Now nearing age 77, Alpert is still recording. MILES DAVIS: Kind Of Blue (Sony) Miles understood the jazz idiom more than any other and always invented new ways to express himself. Herb’s vocal is touching in its strained naïveté; he sounds sincere, and that overrides the lush, overbearing Bacharach orchestral arrangement. Please enable Javascript to take full advantage of our site features. All releases will be presented with their original artwork. He is also a recording industry executive — he is the “A” of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold).

Though Herb Alpert was technically taking a sabbatical from music in the early 1970s, he wasn’t entirely inactive, recording in dribs and drabs. As part of legendary jazz musician Herb Alpert’s reissue collection, 4 classic albums from the trumpeter’s illustrious catalog will be re-released on LP (180-gram + download). For one week in June 1967, Sounds Like was able to break the Monkees’ 31-week hammerlock on the number one slot on the charts — just two weeks before the Beatles’ Sgt. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass were an American jazz band. Questa voce o sezione sull’argomento musicisti statunitensi non cita le fonti necessarie o quelle presenti sono insufficienti. Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. “Spanish Flea” is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter.

The follow-up LP to The Lonely Bull, in the great tradition of follow-ups, tries to duplicate its appeal right off the bat with another leadoff track featuring bullfight sounds and an authentic bullring tune, “The Great Manolete.” Alpert is beginning to expand his reach beyond Baja, California without losing the ambience of “The Lonely Bull,” sharpening his skills as a producer and exploring other moods and rhythms.