Offered for sale is a copy of the scarce promo-only sampler, The Best From Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
The Tijuana Brass had been a sales juggernaut throughout the 1960s, with eight albums reaching the Top 10 of the American album charts and 5 reaching the #1 slot.
By 1969, sales were slowing down a bit, and Alpert’s label, A&M Records, decided to put together a “best of” album for radio station use, in order to entice program directors to keep playing the band’s music.
The following year, the label formally issued Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’ Greatest Hits, which had a slightly different track lineup and a different cover.
- The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro) 2:13
- South Of The Border 2:06
- Mexican Shuffle 2:10
- A Taste Of Honey 2:43
- Whipped Cream 2:33
- Spanish Flea 2:07
- Zorba The Greek 2:50
- Cabaret 2:40
- Tijuana Taxi 2:05
- What Now My Love 2:18
- If I Were A Rich Man 2:33
- Mame 2:08
- The Work Song 2:05
- Casino Royale 2:35
- A Banda 2:05
About this copy: This copy of The Best From Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass is an original 1969 U.S. release that was issued only as a promotional item.
The cover is VG+, with wear at the edges and corners and a bit of ring wear.
The white label promo disc is VG++, with a few sleeve scuffs and a small mark though one track that should be inaudible.
A nice copy of a scarce Herb Alpert LP.