A sealed picture disc of the 1965 LP Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Offered for sale is still sealed 2008 picture disc pressing of Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.
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 an 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.”
You can hear “Whipped Cream” here:
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.
About this copy: The copy of Whipped Cream & Other Delights offered for sale is a limited edition picture disc pressing of the album, issued in 2008 by Shout Factory. The record is still sealed and is presumably new and unplayed.
There is a 1″ separation in the wrap at the mouth of the cover. Other than that, the wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes.
A terrific picture disc pressing of an album with an iconic cover.
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