5-26-10 Herb Alpert & The
Like many other kids growing up in the
- The Lonely Bull (A&M SP-101S)
- Vol. 2 (A&M SP-103)
- South of the Border (A&M SP-108)
- Whipped Cream & Other Delights (A&M SP-4110)
- Going Places (A&M SP-4112)
- What Now My Love (A&M SP-4114)
- S.R.O. (A&M SP-4119)
- Sounds Like (A&M SP-4124)
- Herb Alpert’s Ninth (A&M SP-4134)
- The Beat of the Brass (A&M SP-4146)
- Christmas Album (A&M SP-4166)
- Warm (A&M SP-4190)
- The Brass Are Comin’ (A&M SP-4228)
- Summertime (A&M SP-4314)
In 2005, some of these original albums became available on Shout Factory (via Columbia Records) – really decent packaging, liner notes, excellent sound. But where’s “Vol. 2”, “Warm”, “The Brass Are Comin”” and “Summertime”?
Herb’s run was from about 1962 to 1969. It is purported that the original TJB was ‘broken up’ in 1969 (hence the last three albums not being made available in the 2005?). I think we would all agree the most famous / popular titles are #1 - #7. Which doesn’t explain why “Vol. 2” was over-looked (surely it should’ve / could’ve been “bonus tracks” on “The Lonely Bull”?). It’s true: some of these discs are not very lengthy.
Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss also formed A&M Records, specifically to release “The Lonely Bull” 45 & LP – but, of course, it became a real record company. How many records on A&M do you own? I own quite a few.
I always pick up the 7” 45rpm singles by Herb & Co. whenever I can find them. As far as I know, not one single non-LP B-side as yet – but I only have a dozen or so of them.
Apparently there was recently (Feb. 2010) a BBC documentary made about Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass. I’d sure like to see that. Perhaps one of my ‘torrent’ friends will find that (in NTSC) and burn me a DVD-R of it. I remember an old acquaintance of mine had a Japanese laser disc of HA&TJB!