Monday’s Music Moves Me: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, “Whipped Cream & Other Delights”

A friend of mine reminded me of this album the other day, and it brought me back to when I was twelve and in sixth grade. Another friend, Mike O’Connor (of blessed memory), lent this to me, because I had mentioned that I liked Herb Alpert’s music. I took it home and just about played the grooves off of it. Did it change my life? In a lot of ways, yes it did. Up to then it was pretty much all British Invasion rock, but hearing this whole album showed me there was all kinds of music out there that I could enjoy. Today, being a freebie day, I thought I’d just share the whole album.

Herb (trumpet) and a couple of eventual TJB members, John Pisano (guitar) and Bob Edmondson (trombone), recorded this album with members of the famous Wrecking Crew: Hal Blaine (drums), Carol Kaye (bass and guitar), Chuck Berghofer (double bass), and Russell Bridges (who later changed his name to Leon Russell, piano). The lovely lady dressed in chiffon and shaving cream was model Dolores Erickson, who was three months pregnant at the time.

The songs, in order:

  1. “A Taste of Honey” (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) – 2:43
  2. “Green Peppers” (Sol Lake) – 1:31
  3. “Tangerine” (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 2:46
  4. “Bittersweet Samba” (Sol Lake) – 1:46
  5. “Lemon Tree” (Will Holt) – 2:23
  6. “Whipped Cream” (Naomi Neville) – 2:33
  7. “Love Potion No. 9” (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) – 3:02
  8. “El Garbanzo” (Sol Lake) – 2:13
  9. “Ladyfingers” (Toots Thielemans) – 2:43
  10. “Butterball” (Mike Henderson) – 2:12
  11. “Peanuts” (Luis Guerrero) – 2:09
  12. “Lollipops and Roses” (Tony Velona) – 2:27

Enjoy! That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for May 18, 2020.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

30 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, “Whipped Cream & Other Delights”

  1. Herb Albert, oh yes. I did not have the album (shame shame on me) so I only knew the hits. Of the songs new to me, I enjoyed Peanuts (like a Mexican polka) the most. Also, the video of Lollipops and Roses was interesting for the couple of glimpses of technology of the day. And the cigarette smoking. I’m happy to know Herb Albert is still around at age 85.


  2. Wow, Herb Albert I haven’t heard his music in a long time. Thanks for sharing so many. I believe we have that album downstairs in hubby’s collection. Thank you for sharing. Oh wait, you asked me if I got my 2020 “Mission Accomplished” badge, Nope, didn’t get one. I didn’t know there was one! Cool. Who do I ask about that?


  3. John,

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful mewsic distraction while I worked on one of my A2Z sketches this morning. Herb Albert was one of those bands I forgot about until you no doubt reintroduced me to their sound a few years back which was a delight then and still is now. Fantastic album! It’s great having you on the 4M dance floor today, my friend. Be well and have a boogietastic week!


  4. I remember this album. My sister and brother-in-law had it and I played it a lot while babysitting their kids. The playlist was blocked, at least on my end, though. It says “YouTube unexpectedly closed the connection.”


  5. One of my favorite albums from my junior high days. I think I might still have this vinyl in my collection of LPs I don’t listen to because I don’t have a turntable connected on which to listen to them.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. It’s a great album. I’d almost say iconic. Herb’s music was ubiquitous in the Sixties, and he’s one of the first “smooth jazz” artists. 85 years old and still performing and recording, bless him (and still married to Lani Hall from Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66).


  6. Hi John – I hadn’t seen the cover … but have loved some of the songs – that cover is just brilliant. Take care – Hilary


    1. The cover was a classic. They re-mastered the album and called it “Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped” not long ago and found a model that’s a dead ringer for Dolores to put on the cover, though not dressed in shaving cream and chiffon.


    1. Fantastic album. He had to put the Tijuana Brass together when it went Platinum (it started out just Herb, a couple of sidemen, and the Wrecking Crew). People just loved it, and the ones that followed. And he’s still at it…

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