Win 'Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' CDs & More
Celebrating the TJB legacy, Lost Treasures compiles previously unissued tracks and hard-to-find rarities, hand-picked by Alpert, including James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” The Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” Cat Stevens’ “The Whistle Song” (written specifically for Alpert), and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” which, in 1970, Alpert felt was better suited for The Carpenters’ sophomore A&M album.
Originally released in 1962, The Lonely Bull was not only Herb Alpert’s musical debut, but the first album released on A&M Records. The title track hit the Billboard Top 10, as did the LP, which peaked at #10 and remained on the album chart for three years! The cover began a run of TJB’s celebratory, sex appeal-infused LP jackets (most memorably the cream-clad covered model immortalized on 1965’s Whipped Cream And Other Delights).
1964’s South Of The Border was Alpert’s fifth gold album (peaking at #6), and lent his magic touch to some of the most popular hits of the era. Covers of Jobim’s “The Girl From Ipanema” and The Beatles’ “All My Loving” were set alongside Spanish love songs, and the public obviously adored the mix.
If you would like to win your own copy of one of these great new CDs, or an AUTOGRAPHED poster, or coaster sets, just answer this easy question: How many No. 1 albums did Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass amass in the US between 1962-1968.
Send me your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new CDs, an AUTOGRAPHED poster, or a coaster set. Just send us an e:mail here before February 13th with your answer and the subject title 'HERB ALPERT SWAG' to:
“(They Long To Be) Close To You” Audio Clip from Lost Treasures
“The Lonely Bull” Audio Clip from The Lonely Bull
“The Girl From Ipanema” Audio Clip from South of The Border
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