Herb Alpert / Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights 1965 UK stereo LP

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Free US shipping!   An original UK stereo pressing of Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

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Offered for sale is an original UK stereo pressing of Whipped Cream & Other Delights.

About this copy: This copy of Whipped Cream & Other Delights is a 1965 stereo pressing on the pink Pye label.

The cover is VG with moderate general wear and a repaired 3″ (8 cm) split at the center of the top edge.  The cover says “Monaural” on the back, but there is a stereo sticker on the front cover.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint scuffs.  There are a number of spindle marks on the labels, but the album plays very well.

A nice copy of a hard to find first pressing and far and away the best-sounding version of this LP that we’ve ever heard.

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.

Allmusic.com gave Whipped Cream and Other Delights a 5 star review:

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: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Pye
Catalog Number:
NSPL 28058
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in