"Whipped Cream and Other Delights"
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass,
in any thrift store around the country and you're liable to run into this
album. In fact, you'll probably run into 20 copies of this record. But
no bachelor's collection is complete without a copy of this gem. This album,
hands down, features the best cover art of any of the classic bachelor
albums. We bachelors bow down and give thanks everyday to the swinger god
who brought us this whipped creamed clad beauty. It's an iconic album cover
that has often been imitated and parodied but never surpassed. The music
inside the record sleeve isn't bad either.
during the swinging '60s, became one of the most popular trumpet players,
mixing a lounge club groove with a sultry south-of-the-border grind. He
took the big band sounds of the Esquivel's
and the Les Baxter's and crammed them into the small combo
sounds that was popular in the jazz of the times.
Of note on this release
is the very popular "A Taste of Honey," the gameshow-esque "Whipped Cream,"
and my personal favorite "Love Potion No. 9" done grind house style. Where
ever you were in the 60's, you couldn't escape the honey sweet horn sounds
of Alpert and his Tijuana influence, nor, if you were worth
any of your bachelor salt, want to.
In 2005, Shout!
Factory re-issued Alpert's early albums including a 40th
anniversary edition of Whipped Cream. The album
has been digitally remastered and includes all sort of bonuses. There are
two bonus tracks, a pull-out poster of the album's famous cover, and extensive
liner notes including a new introduction written by Alpert himself. It's
a beautiful addition to any library!
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