Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Whipped Cream & Other Delights is a 1976 pressing on the A&M label of an album that was originally released in 1965 (though not released in Japan until 1969.)
The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and slight foxing on the back cover. The obi is VG++ with slight foxing, but no tears.
This album was issued without an insert.
The disc is M- and may be unplayed. There is slight foxing on the side one label. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a surprisingly rare (and well-recorded) Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass LP.
Background: Fifty years later, few remember the extent to which Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass dominated pop music in the U.S. in the early 1960s. Several of their albums topped the charts, and many of them had high chart rankings simultaneously.
The Latin-flavored brass instrumental pop appealed to both teenagers and adults, and Alpert, who largely recorded alone with the help of the Wrecking Crew, had to actually create a Tijuana Brass band to fulfill performance commitments.
Whipped Cream & Other Delights is often dismissed today as a common album that seems to be ubiquitous in thrift stores, but that’s because the album, which spent nearly two months at #1 on the Billboard charts, was enormously popular in its day, selling some 6 million copies. Those sales weren’t a fluke; it’s a great record as well as a particularly well-recorded album.
Two of the tracks were used on the television program The Dating Game during the 1960s and 1970s – “Lollipops and Roses” and “Whipped Cream.”
The cover of Whipped Cream & Other Delights might be one of the best-known covers in pop history, featuring model Dolores Erickson covered in shaving cream. Numerous covers that spoof this one have also been released over the years, and a few years ago, Whipped Cream & Other Delights was even issued briefly as a picture disc.
Whipped Cream & Other Delights was so popular that it never went out of print, and remained available on vinyl until A&M quit pressing records.
While the band was quite popular in the United States, as Whipped Cream & Other Delights reached #1 on the charts, they were less so abroad, and the album wasn’t released in Japan until 1969, which might explain why Japanese copies are so rare.
Building upon South of the Border’s (1964) Top Ten success, Herb Alpert dismissed the contingency of Los Angeles-based studio instrumental all-stars, which he had christened the Tijuana Brass. Because there was enough demand for live dates, just like a musical Gepetto, Alpert formed a real Tijuana Brass. The bandleader/trumpeter was joined by Tonni Kalash (trumpet), Robert Edmondson (trombone), Pat Senatore (bass), John Pisano (guitars), Lou Pagani (piano), and Nick Ceroli (drums). Ostensibly, the personnel wasn’t a primary consideration as Alpert and company had already begun making serious inroads on the pop music scene. Not bad, considering the market was being heavily infiltrated, if not practically dominated by the British Invasion. With Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965), they would take that momentum to new heights — including three Grammy Awards alone for the update of the Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow-penned theme to Shelagh Delaney’s play of the same name, “A Taste of Honey.”
You can hear “Whipped Cream” here:
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|