Song of the Day: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, “Mexican Shuffle”

Happy 88th birthday to trumpeter, bandleader, and record executive Herb Alpert. As leader of the Tijuana Brass and as a solo act, Herb has made numerous hit records, and as co-founder with Jerry Moss of A&M Records, has made many more for artist such as Joe Cocker and Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66. Herb’s wife, singer Lani Hall, was a singer with Brasil ’66. "Mexican Shuffle" was issued as a single from Herb’s 1964 album South of the Border, and it reached #19 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was later used by the D. L. Clark Company to advertise its Teaberry gum.

18 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, “Mexican Shuffle”

  1. Some 42 years ago, Herb Alpert’s song “Rise” went to the top of the charts, because it was featured in the controversial-for-the-time scene with Luke and Laura on General Hospital. When I hear “Rise”, I immediately associate it with that scene. (I do love his music.)


    1. I remember the whole “Luke and Laura” thing. Mary was watching General Hospital, and I was working second shift, so I’d watch with her before going to work. I don’t remember the song, though…

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