Friday, September 9, 2011

WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS - Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass

YEAR: 1965


TRACK LISTING: A Taste of Honey, Green Peppers, Tangerine, Bittersweet Samba, Lemon Tree, Whipped Cream, Love Potion No. 9, El Garbanzo, Ladyfingers, Butterball, Peanuts, Lollipops and Roses

IMPRESSIONS: In the 1960s, it was mandatory by law in the United States for every home to have at least one copy of this album! Who could resist that genuinely iconic cover and those loungy brass band arrangements of popular songs revolving around the theme of food?!?! Apparently nobody because everybody had this record.

MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: A Taste of Honey, Green Peppers, Bittersweet Samba, Whipped Cream, Peanuts

FACT SHEET: WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS is Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass' fourth album. It practically abandons their previous Mexican-themed music in favour of covers of popular songs with a food theme. The album continues the tradition of including one "strip tease" number which is "Love Potion No. 9". The cover model is Dolores Erickson and she is actually wearing shaving cream. The food-themed songs was the suggestion of Alpert's partner Jerry Moss. The classic album cover has been parodied many times including on the cover of Soul Asylum's 1989 EP "CLAM DIP & OTHER DELIGHTS".

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