Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass - Songs


Herb Alpert is a viruoso trumpeter, composer, singer, businessman, and bandleader. He became famous in the 1960s as the leader of the Tijuana Brass. In the beginning, the "Tijuana Brass" was mostly Alpert overdubbed on trumpet with some session musicians, but by 1965, an actual Tijuana Brass group had materialized that consisted of Herb Alpert (trumpet, vocals), Tonni Kalash (trumpet), Bob Edmondson (trombone), John Pisano (guitar), Nick Ceroli (drums), Lou Pagani (piano), and Pat Senatore (bass guitar). The Tijuana Brass underwent a number of personnel changes thereafter before finally disbanding.

In 1962, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass debuted on the charts with "The Lonely Bull (El Solo Torro)," which became a Top 10 hit. This song was followed by a long string of mostly Spanish-themed instrumental hits on both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts through 1974 that also included "Taste Of Honey" (1965), "Tijuana Taxi" (1966), "Spanish Flea" (1966), "Casino Royale" (1967), and "A Banda (Ah Bahn-da)" (1967). Alpert also released a string of solo hits through 1987, topping the charts with "This Guy's In Love With You" (1968) and "Rise" (1979).

In 1962, Alpert formed A&M Records with Jerry Moss, which they eventually sold to Polygram. He also co-wrote many oldies classics, including Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World" and "Only Sixteen."


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The Tijuana Brass Featuring Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass

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