Herb Alpert / Tijuana Brass – Best of… 1969 promo-only LP


A copy of the scarce, promo-only compilation LP The Best of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

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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.

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.

Background: 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.

Tracks are:

  • 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


Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in