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Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
(born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana
Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana
Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold to PolyGram. Alpert also has created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Foundation. Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide.[1] Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968), and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).


1 Early life and career 2 The Tijuana
Brass years 3 Post-Brass musical career 4 A&M Records and Almo Sounds 5 Visual arts 6 Awards and honors 7 Philanthropy 8 Business ventures 9 Personal life 10 In popular culture 11 Singles 12 Discography 13 See also

13.1 Books 13.2 Notes

14 External links

Early life and career[edit] Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
was born and raised in the Boyle Heights[2] section of Eastside Los Angeles,[3] California,[4] the son of Tillie (née Goldberg) and Louis Alpert.[5] His parents were Jewish
emigrants to the U.S. from Radomyshl
(in present-day Ukraine) and Romania.[6][7] His father, although a tailor by trade, was also a talented mandolin player. His mother taught violin at a young age. His older brother David was a talented young drummer.[8] Alpert himself began trumpet lessons at the age of eight and played at dances as a teenager. Acquiring an early wire recorder in high school, he experimented on this crude equipment. After graduating from Fairfax High School in 1952, he joined the United States Army
United States Army
and frequently performed at military ceremonies. After his service in the Army, Alpert tried his hand at acting, but eventually settled on pursuing a career in music.[citation needed] While attending the University of Southern California
in the 1950s, he was a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band for two years. In 1956, he appeared in the uncredited role as "Drummer on Mt. Sinai" in The Ten Commandments.[9] In 1957 Alpert teamed up with Rob Weerts, another burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records. A number of songs written or co-written by Alpert during the following two years became Top 20 hits, including "Baby Talk" by Jan and Dean
Jan and Dean
and "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke.[10] In 1960, he began his recording career as a vocalist at Dot Records under the name of Dore Alpert.[6] "Tell It to the Birds" was recorded as the first release on the Alpert & Moss label Carnival Records. When Alpert and Moss found that there was prior usage of the Carnival name, they renamed the label A&M Records.[citation needed] The Tijuana
Brass years[edit]

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Alpert set up a small recording studio in his garage and had been overdubbing a tune called "Twinkle Star", written by Sol Lake, who would eventually write many of the Brass's original tunes. During a visit to Tijuana, Mexico, Alpert happened to hear a mariachi band while attending a bullfight. Following the experience, Alpert recalled that he was inspired to find a way to express musically what he felt while watching the wild responses of the crowd, and hearing the brass musicians introducing each new event with rousing fanfare.[11] Alpert adapted the trumpet style to the tune, mixed in crowd cheers and other noises for ambience, and renamed the song "The Lonely Bull".[12] He personally funded the production of the record as a single, and it spread through radio DJs until it caught on and became a Top 10 hit in the Fall of 1962. He followed up quickly with his debut album, The Lonely Bull by " Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana
Brass". Originally the Tijuana
Brass was just Alpert overdubbing his own trumpet, slightly out of sync.[13] The title cut reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. This was A&M's first album with the original release number being #101, although it was recorded at Conway Records. For this album and subsequent releases, Alpert recorded with the group of L.A. session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, whom he holds in high regard.[14]

Alpert in 1966

By the end of 1964, because of a growing demand for live appearances by the Tijuana
Brass, Alpert auditioned and hired a team of crack session men. Alpert used to tell his audiences that his group consisted of "Four lasagnas, two bagels, and an American cheese": John Pisano (electric guitar); Lou Pagani (piano); Nick Ceroli (drums); Pat Senatore (bass guitar); Tonni Kalash (trumpet); Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
(trumpet and vocal); and Bob Edmondson (trombone). The band debuted in 1965, and became one of the highest-paid acts then performing, having put together a complete revue that included choreographed moves and comic routines written by Bill ("Jose Jimenez") Dana. An album or two was released each year throughout the 1960s. Alpert's band was featured in several TV specials, each one usually centered on visual interpretations of the songs from their latest album—essentially an early type of music videos later made famous by MTV. The first Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana
Brass special, sponsored by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, aired on April 24, 1967 on CBS. Alpert's style achieved enormous popularity with the national exposure The Clark Gum Company gave to one of his recordings in 1964, a Sol Lake number titled "The Mexican Shuffle" (which was retitled "The Teaberry Shuffle" for the television advertisements). In 1965, Alpert released two albums, Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Going Places. Whipped Cream sold over 6 million copies in the United States. The album cover featured model Dolores Erickson wearing only what appeared to be whipped cream. In reality, Erickson was wearing a white blanket over which were scattered artfully placed daubs of shaving cream—real whipped cream would have melted under the heat of the studio lights (although the cream on her finger was real). In concerts, when about to play the song, Alpert would tell the audience, "Sorry, we can't play the cover for you." The art was parodied by several groups including one-time A&M band Soul Asylum and by comedian Pat Cooper
Pat Cooper
for his album Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights. The singles included the title cut, "Lollipops and Roses", and "A Taste of Honey". The latter won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year. Going Places produced four more singles: " Tijuana
Taxi", "Spanish Flea", "Third Man Theme", and "Zorba the Greek". " Tijuana
Taxi" and "Spanish Flea" would be used in the 1966 Academy Award-winning animated short A Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana
Brass Double Feature.[15][citation needed] The Brass covered the Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
tune "Happy Trumpeter", retitling it "Magic Trumpet". Alpert's rendition contained a bar that coincided with a Schlitz beer tune, "When you're out of Schlitz, you're out of beer." ("The Maltese Melody" was another Alpert cover of a Kaempfert original.) Another commercial use was a tune called "El Garbanzo", which was featured in Sunoco
ads ("They're movin', they're movin', people in the know, they're movin' to Sunoco"). In 1967, the Tijuana Brass performed the title cut to the first movie version of Casino Royale.[16] Many of the tracks from Whipped Cream and Going Places received a great deal of airplay; they are frequently used as incidental music on The Dating Game, notably the tracks "Whipped Cream", "Spanish Flea", and "Lollipops and Roses". Despite the popularity of his singles, Alpert's albums outsold and outperformed them on the charts. Alpert and the Tijuana
Brass won six Grammy Awards. Fifteen of their albums won gold discs, and fourteen won platinum discs. From the week ending October 16, 1965 through the week ending April 29, 1967, the group had at least one album in the Top 10, marking 81 consecutive weeks. For many of these weeks, more than one album registered in the Top 10. In 1966, over 13 million Alpert recordings were sold, outselling the Beatles. That same year, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert set a new record by placing five albums simultaneously in the Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Album chart, an accomplishment that has never been repeated. In the first week of April of that year, four of those albums were in the Top 10, simultaneously—matching a mark first set by The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio
in late 1959. Alpert's only No. 1 single during this period, and the first No. 1 hit for his A&M label, was a solo effort: "This Guy's in Love with You" (written by Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
and Hal David), featuring a rare vocal.[12][17] Alpert sang it to his first wife in a 1968 CBS Television special titled Beat of the Brass. The sequence was filmed on the beach in Malibu. The song was not intended to be released, but after it was used in the television special, allegedly thousands of telephone calls to CBS
asking about it convinced Alpert to release it as a single, two days after the show aired.[18] Although Alpert's vocal skills and range were limited, the song's unchallenging technical demands suited him.[19] Post-Brass musical career[edit]

Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
at Schiphol Airport (1974)

Alpert disbanded the Tijuana
Brass in 1969, then released another album by the group in 1971. In 1973, with some of the original Tijuana Brass members and some new members, he formed a group called Herb Alpert and the T.J.B. This new version of the Brass released two albums in 1974 and 1975 and toured. Alpert reconvened a third version of the Brass in 1984, after being invited to perform for the Olympic Games athletes at the Los Angeles Summer Games. The invitation led to the Bullish
album and tour. In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Alpert enjoyed a successful solo career. In 1979, he had his biggest instrumental hit, "Rise" (from the album of the same name), which went to No. 1 in October 1979 and won a Grammy Award. It was later sampled in the 1997 No. 1 rap song, "Hypnotize" by Notorious B.I.G. "Rise" was written by Alpert's nephew, Randy Badazz Alpert and his friend Andy Armer. "Rise" made Alpert the only artist ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart with both a vocal piece and an instrumental piece. Another Randy Badazz / Andy Armer song, "Rotation", hit No. 30 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The song "Route 101" off the Fandango album peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in August 1982. In 1987, Alpert branched out successfully to the R&B world with the hit album, Keep Your Eye on Me, teaming up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on "Diamonds" and "Making Love in the Rain" featuring vocals by Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
and Lisa Keith. Alpert performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, California
in January 1988. It was the last non-vocal rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl to date. He has continued to be a guest artist for artists including Gato Barbieri, Rita Coolidge, Jim Brickman, Brian Culbertson, and David Lanz, and in 1985, Alpert performed the trumpet solo on the song "Rat in Mi Kitchen" from the album of the same name by English reggae band and A&M recording artists UB40. Apart from the reissues, the Christmas Album continues to be available every year during the holiday season. On Sérgio Mendes' 2008 album Encanto, Alpert performed trumpet solos backing lead vocals by his wife on the song "Dreamer". It marked the first time Alpert, Mendes, and Hall had performed together on the same song. In 2007, Alpert and his wife (Lani Hall) began performing and recording with a new band made up of Bill Cantos on keyboards, Hussain Jiffry on bass, and Michael Shapiro on drums. Eventually they signed with Concord Records and released a live album in the summer of 2009, Anything Goes, Alpert's first release of new material since 1999's Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and Colors.[20] They followed it up with a studio album, I Feel You, released in February 2011. Both albums feature eclectic jazz renditions of pop classics along with a handful of original compositions. In 2013, he released Steppin' Out, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental
Album.[21] Next came In The Mood (2014) and Come Fly With Me (2015), which peaked at #7 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. Also, Alpert formed a new label called "Herb Alpert Presents" in order to release his catalog reissues and his new works. The first reissues were in November 2015 with the Tijuana
Brass' Whipped Cream & Other Delights and Christmas Album. Reissues of most of the other Tijuana
Brass albums came in September of 2016, along with another new album Human Nature, which was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Pop Instrumental
Album. In 2017 he released Music, Vol. 1, and a second Christmas Album called The Christmas Wish, which featured elaborate arrangements with symphony orchestra and choir. A&M Records and Almo Sounds[edit] From 1962 through 1992 Alpert signed artists to A&M Records and produced records. He discovered the West Coast band We Five. Among the notable artists he worked with personally are Chris Montez, The Carpenters, Sérgio Mendes
Sérgio Mendes
and Brasil '66, Bill Medley, Lani Hall (Alpert's second and current wife), Liza Minnelli and Janet Jackson (featured vocalist on his 1987 hit single "Diamonds"). These working relationships allowed Alpert to place singles in the Top 10 in three different decades (1960s, 1970s, and 1980s). Alpert and A&M Records partner Jerry Moss both agreed in 1987, to sell A&M to PolyGram
Records for a reported $500 million. Both would continue to manage the label until 1993, when they left because of frustrations with PolyGram's constant pressure to force the label to fit into its corporate culture. In 1998, Alpert and Moss sued PolyGram
for breach of the integrity clause, eventually settling for an additional $200 million payment.[22] Alpert and Moss then expanded their Almo Sounds music publishing company to produce records as well, primarily as a vehicle for Alpert's music. Almo Sounds imitates the former company culture embraced by Alpert and Moss when they first started A&M. In 2000, Alpert acquired the rights to his music from Universal Music (current owners of A&M Records) in a legal settlement and began remastering his albums for compact disc reissue. In 2005, Shout! Factory began distributing digitally remastered versions of Alpert's A&M output. The reissues included all of the pre-1969 albums, 1979's Rise, and also included a new album, Lost Treasures, consisting of unreleased material from Alpert's Tijuana
Brass years. In the spring of 2006, a remixed version of the Whipped Cream album, entitled Whipped Cream and Other Delights: Re-Whipped was released and climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz
chart. In 2012, Shout! Factory re-released 1982's Fandango on CD. With the end of Alpert's Shout Factory contract, his releases on that label went out of print, only to be re-issued on the new Herb Alpert Presents label in 2015 and 2016. Visual arts[edit] Alpert has a second career as an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor with group and solo exhibitions around the United States and Europe. The sculpture exhibition "Herb Alpert: Black Totems", on display at ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, February through September 2010, brought media attention to his visual work.[23] His 2013 exhibition in exhibition Santa Monica, California
included both abstract paintings and large totemlike sculptures.[24] Awards and honors[edit] Alpert and Moss received a Grammy Trustees Award in 1997, for their lifetime achievements in the recording industry as executives and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In May 2000, Alpert was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music. [25]

Alpert being awarded the National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
by President Obama in 2013

For his contribution to the recording industry, Alpert has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
at 6929 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood Blvd
in 1977. Moss also has a star on the Walk of Fame. Alpert and Moss were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
on March 13, 2006 as non-performer lifetime achievers for their work at A&M. Alpert received the "El Premio Billboard" for his contributions to Latin music at the 1997 Billboard Latin Music Awards.[26] Alpert has worked as a Broadway theatre producer, with his production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America
Angels in America
winning a Tony Award. Alpert was awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award by Society of Singers in 2009.[27] Alpert was awarded one of the 2012 National Medal of Arts
National Medal of Arts
awards by President and Mrs. Obama on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the White House's East Room.[28] Alpert won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
on January 26, 2014 for Best Pop Instrumental
Album for his work on Steppin' Out. Philanthropy[edit]

The Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
School of Music at CalArts

In the 1980s Alpert created The Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Foundation and the Alpert Awards in the Arts with The California
Institute of the Arts (CalArts).[29] The Foundation supports youth and arts education as well as environmental issues and helps fund the PBS series Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason and later Moyers & Company. Alpert and his wife donated $30 million to University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
in 2007, to form and endow the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as part of the restructured UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He gave $24 million, which included $15 million from April 2008, to CalArts for its music curricula, and provided funding for the culture jamming activists The Yes Men.[30] In 2012, the Foundation gave a grant of more than $5 million to the Harlem School of the Arts, which allowed the school to retire its debt, restore its endowment, and create a scholarship program for needy students; in 2013, the school's building was renamed the Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Center. In 2016, his foundation also made a $10.1 million donation to Los Angeles City College that will provide all music majors at the school with a tuition-free education, beginning in fall of 2017. This was the largest gift to an individual community college in the history of Southern California, and the second-largest gift in the history of the state.[31] Business ventures[edit] In the late 1980s, Alpert started H. Alpert and Co., a short-lived perfume company, which sold through higher-end department stores like Nordstrom. The company launched with two scents, Listen and Listen for Men. Alpert compared perfume to music, with high and low notes.[32] He is owner of the Vibrato Jazz
Grill in the Beverly Glen area of Los Angeles. Personal life[edit] Alpert was married to Sharon Mae Lubin from 1956 to 1971. They had two children together: daughter, Eden, and son, Dore. Since December 1973, Alpert has been married to recording artist Lani Hall, who is one of the singers of the Sérgio Mendes
Sérgio Mendes
band Brasil '66, and the singer of the hit "Never Say Never Again", of the James Bond movie of the same name. They have one daughter, actress Aria Alpert. In popular culture[edit] Alpert was referenced in the first show of the fourth season of Get Smart where one of the code signals between Maxwell Smart and his contact was " Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
takes trumpet lessons from Guy Lombardo." (This was also the pivotal episode where Maxwell and 99 express their love for each other & in fact get engaged). Also, a fifth-season episode parodied the entire group as Max and 99 sought to unmask "Herb Talbot and His Tijuana
Tin" as KAOS spies. The phenomenal popularity of the Tijuana
Brass in the 1960s spawned many imitation groups on cheaply produced drugstore records, such as the Mexicali Brass, Mariachi
Brass, Guadalajara Brass, Bullfight Brass, Pert Lapert and his Iguana Brass, etc. and several comic parodies as well, including the Frivolous Five's "Sour Cream and Other Delights", Bob Booker and George Foster's production "Al Tijuana's Jewish
Brass", and David Seville and the Chipmunks' "Sorry About That, Herb!" In the music video for Jeff Beck's 1985 single "Ambitious," directed by Jim Yukich, which depicts an array of real-life celebrities and lookalikes auditioning to perform with Beck, Alpert appears at the very end, rushing to the casting director's table and asking, "Am I too late?" On September 17, 2010, the TV documentary "Legends: Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Brass and Other Delights" premiered on BBC4.[33] Singles[edit]

This section needs to be expanded with Canadian chart peaks

Year Single (A-side, B-side) Both sides from same album except where indicated Chart positions Album

US U.S. AC U.S. R&B UK[34] AUS

1962 "The Lonely Bull" b/w "Acapulco 1922" 6

22 1 The Lonely Bull

1963 "Marching Thru Madrid" / 96

42 Herb Alpert's Tijuana
Brass Volume 2

"Struttin' With Maria" 102

The Lonely Bull

"Mexican Corn" b/w "Let It Be Me" (from The Lonely Bull)

Herb Alpert's Tijuana
Brass Volume 2

"America" b/w "Spanish Harlem"


1964 "Mexican Drummer Man" b/w "The Great Manolete (La Virgen de la Macarena)" (from Volume 2) 77 19

Non-album track

"The Mexican Shuffle" b/w "Numero Cinco" 85 19

36 South Of The Border

"El Presidente" b/w "All My Loving"

"South Of The Border" b/w "Up Cherry Street"

1965 "Whipped Cream" b/w "Las Mananitas" (from Christmas Album) 68 13

99 Whipped Cream & Other Delights

"Mae" b/w "El Garbanzo" (from Whipped Cream & Other Delights) 116 26

Going Places

"Peanuts" b/w "El Garbanzo"

81 Whipped Cream & Other Delights

"A Taste of Honey" / 7 1


"3rd Man Theme" 47 7

90 Going Places

"Zorba the Greek" / 11 2


" Tijuana
Taxi" 38 9

37 32

1966 "What Now My Love" / 24 2

28 What Now My Love

"Spanish Flea" 27 4

3 28 Going Places

"The Work Song" b/w "Plucky" (from What Now My Love) 18 2

25 S.R.O.

"Flamingo" b/w "So What's New?" (from What Now My Love) 28 5


"Mame" b/w "Our Day Will Come" 19 2


1967 "Wade In The Water" b/w "Mexican Road Race" (from S.R.O.) 37 5

Sounds Like...

"Casino Royale" b/w " The Wall
The Wall
Street Rag" (from S.R.O.) 27 1

27 14

"The Happening" b/w "Town Without Pity" (from Sounds Like...) 32 4

51 Herb Alpert's Ninth

"A Banda (Ah Bahn-da)" b/w "Miss Frenchy Brown" (from Sounds Like...) 35 1


1968 "Carmen" b/w "Love So Fine" 51 3


"Cabaret" / 72 13

99 The Beat Of The Brass

"Slick" 119 36

"This Guy's In Love With You" b/w "A Quiet Tear (Lagrima Quieta)" (from The Lonely Bull) 1 1

3 1

"To Wait For Love" b/w "Bud" (from Herb Alpert's Ninth) 51 2

44 Warm

"My Favorite Things" b/w "The Christmas Song" 45 7

Christmas Album

1969 "Zazueira" b/w "Treasure of San Miguel" (from Sounds Like...) 78 9

79 Warm

"Without Her" b/w "Sandbox" 63 5

36 75

"Ob La Di Ob La Da" b/w "Girl Talk" 118

"Marjorine" b/w "Warm"

"Marjorine" b/w "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

"You Are My Life" b/w "Good Morning, Mr. Sunshine" 109 34

The Brass Are Comin'

1970 "The Maltese Melody" b/w "Country Lake" 108 14

"Jerusalem" b/w "Strike Up The Band" 74 6



"The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" b/w "Las Mananitas"

Christmas Album

1971 "Summertime" b/w "Hurt So Bad" 114 28


"Darlin'" b/w "Montezuma's Revenge"

1972 "Without Her" b/w "Zazueira" (from Warm)

Solid Brass

1973 "Last Tango in Paris" b/w "Fire and Rain" (Non-album track) 77 22

You Smile-The Song Begins

1974 "Fox Hunt" b/w "I Can't Go On Living, Baby, Without You" 84 14

"Save The Sunlight" b/w "Your Smile, The Song Begins"


"I Belong" b/w "Legend Of The One Eyed Sailor" (from You Smile-The Song Begins)

Coney Island

1975 "Coney Island" b/w "Ratatouille"


"El Bimbo" b/w "Catfish" (from Coney Island)


Non-album tracks

"Whistle Song" b/w "Carmine" (from Coney Island)

1976 "Promenade" b/w "Musique"

Just You and Me

1977 "African Summer" b/w "The You In Me" (Non-album track)

Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
/ Hugh Masakela

1978 "Skokiaan" b/w "African Summer" Both sides with Hugh Masekela


"Lobo" b/w "African Summer" Both sides with Hugh Masakela

1979 "Rise" b/w "Aranjuez" 1 1 4 13 19 Rise

"Rotation" b/w "Angelina" 30 23 20 46

1980 "Street Life" b/w "1980" 104 41 65

"Beyond" b/w "Keep It Going" 50 39 44


"Kamali" b/w "Interlude (For Erica)"


"The Continental" b/w "Reach For The Stars"

1981 "Come What May" (with Lani Hall) B-side by Lani Hall: "No Strings"


Non-album tracks

"Magic Man" b/w "Fantasy Island" 79 22 37

Magic Man

"Manhattan Melody" b/w "You Smile, The Song Begins"


1982 "Route 101" b/w "Angel" 37 4


"Fandango" b/w "Coco Loco"


1983 "Love Me The Way I Am" b/w " California
Blues" (from Fandango)

"Garden Party" b/w "Oriental Eyes" 81 14 77

Blow Your Own Horn

"Red Hot" b/w "Sundown" 77

1984 "Come What May" (with Lani Hall) (re-issue) B-side by Lani Hall: "We Could Be Flying"


Non-album tracks

"Bullish" b/w "Oriental Eyes" (from Blow Your Own Horn) 90 22 52


"Struttin' On Five" b/w "Blow Your Own Horn" (from Blow Your Own Horn)

1985 "8 Ball" b/w "Lady Love"


Wild Romance

"You Are The One" (with Brenda Russell) b/w "Lady Love"

"African Flame" b/w "Lady Love"

1987 "Keep Your Eye On Me" b/w "Our Song" 46

3 19

Keep Your Eye On Me

"Diamonds" (with Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
and Lisa Keith) b/w "African Flame" (from Wild Romance) 5

1 27 47

"Making Love In The Rain" (with Lisa Keith and Janet Jackson) b/w "Rocket To The Moon" 35 21 7

"Our Song" b/w "African Flame" (from Wild Romance)

1988 "I Need You" b/w "The Lady In My Life" (Non-album track)

Under A Spanish Moon

1989 "3 O'Clock Jump" b/w "Kalimba"


My Abstract Heart

1991 "North On South St." CD single with seven different versions


North On South St.

1997 "Until We Meet Again" CD single

Passion Dance

Discography[edit] (All albums are on A&M Records and are listed with the original catalog numbers (unless otherwise indicated), followed by their peak positions on the Billboard charts)

The Lonely Bull (1962) LP-101 (mono)/101S (stereo) -- #24 Volume 2 (1963) LP-103/SP-103 -- #17 South of the Border (1964) LP-108/SP-108 -- #6 Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965) LP-110/SP-4110 -- #1 Going Places (1965) LP-112/SP-4112 -- #1 What Now My Love (1966) LP-114/SP-4114 -- #1 SRO (1966) LP-119/SP-4119 -- #2 Sounds Like...
Sounds Like...
(1967) LP-124/SP-4124 -- #1 Herb Alpert's Ninth
Herb Alpert's Ninth
(1967) LP-134/SP-4134 -- #4 The Beat of the Brass
The Beat of the Brass
(1968) LP 146/SP-4146 -- #1 Christmas Album (1968) SP-4166; reissued as SP-3113 -- #1 Christmas charts Warm (1969) SP-4190 -- #28 The Brass Are Comin' (1969) SP-4228 -- #30 Greatest Hits (compilation) (1970) SP-4245 -- #43 Summertime (1971) SP-4314 -- #111 Solid Brass (compilation) (1972) SP-4341 -- #135 Foursider (compilation) (1973) SP-3521 -- #196 You Smile – The Song Begins (1974) SP-3620 -- #66 Coney Island (1975) SP-4521 -- #88 Just You and Me (1976) SP-4591 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (compilation) (1977) SP-4627 Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
/ Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela
(1978) Horizon/A&M SP-728 -- #65 Main Event Live
Main Event Live
(1978) SP-4727 Rise (1979) SP-4790; reissued as SP-3714 -- #6 Beyond (1980) SP-3717 -- #28 Magic Man (1981) SP-3728 -- #61 Fandango (1982) SP-3731/AyM Discos SP-30001 (Latin market counterpart to A&M SP-3731) -- #100 Blow Your Own Horn (1983) SP-4949 -- #120 Noche De Amor (1983) AyM Discos SP-37006 (Latin market counterpart to A&M SP-4949) Bullish
(1984) SP-5022 -- #75 Bravio (1984) AyM Discos SP-37009 (Latin market counterpart to A&M SP-5022) Wild Romance (1985) SP-5082 -- #151 Classics Volume 1 (TJB compilation) (1986) CD-2501 Classics Volume 20 (solo compilation) (1987) CD-2518 Keep Your Eye on Me (1987) SP-5125 -- #18 Under a Spanish Moon (1988) SP-5209 My Abstract Heart (1989) SP-5273 North on South St.
North on South St.
(1991) 75021 5345-2 The Very Best of Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
(compilation of Tijuana
Brass and solo material) (1991)A&M/ PolyGram
82839 7165/2 Midnight Sun (1992) 75021 5391-2 Second Wind (1996) Almo Sounds AMSD 80005 Passion Dance (1997) Almo Sounds AMSD 80014 Colors (1999) Almo Sounds AMSD 80025 Definitive Hits (compilation of Tijuana
Brass and solo material) (2001) A&M/Universal 06949 0886/2 Lost Treasures (2005) Shout! Factory Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped (2006) Shout! Factory Rise (reissue) (2007) Shout! Factory Anything Goes (& Lani Hall) (2009) Concord Jazz
CJA-31441-02 I Feel You (& Lani Hall) (2011) Concord Jazz
088072327573 Steppin' Out (2013) Shout! Factory In The Mood (2014) Shout! Factory -- #172 Come Fly with Me (2015) Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Presents Human Nature (2016) Herb Alpert
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Presents Music Volume 1 (2017) Herb Alpert
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Presents The Christmas Wish (2017) Herb Alpert
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See also[edit]

20th century brass instrumentalists Herb Alpert: Music for Your Eyes documentary (2003) List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.) List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart List of Number 1 Dance Hits (United States) List of number-one hits (United States) List of trumpeters


Darryl Lyman: Great Jews in Music. J. D. Publishers, Middle Village, N.Y. 1986. Stanley Sadie, H. Wiley Hitchcock (Ed.): The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Grove's Dictionaries of Music, New York, N.Y. 1986. Colin Larkin: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Third edition. Macmillan, New York, N.Y. 1998. Michael Cuscuna, Michel Ruppi: The Blue Note label. A discography. Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. 2001.


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Herb Alpert
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The Other Delights in a Trumpeter's Life". The New York Times. Retrieved March 7, 2013.  ^ " Jazz
Beat: Sonny Rollins, Herb Alpert, Thelonious Monk ..." Mtv.com. Retrieved December 6, 2017.  ^ Lannert, John (May 3, 1997). " Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
Is Trumpeted As "El Premio Billboard" Award-Winner". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 109 (18): LMQ-10. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved January 25, 2015.  ^ "Ella Award Special
Events". February 12, 2011. Archived from the original on May 14, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015.  ^ "President Obama to Award 2012 National Medal of Arts
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Herb Alpert
Foundation to donate $10.1 million to LACC — making studies for music majors tuition-free". Latimes.com. Retrieved December 6, 2017.  ^ "Fashion 88 : For Herb Alpert, There's More Than Music in the Air". LA Times. November 18, 1988.  ^ BBC "Legends: Herb Alpert
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Peyton Manning
appeared on Saturday Night Live as a basketball player needing to be hyped up during a blow up. Coach (played by Will Arnett
Will Arnett
plays "Casino Royale" to pump up his players and dances along frantically, only to have all the players ignore him, outside of Manning. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 20–21. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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The Lonely Bull (1962) Volume 2 (1963) South of the Border (1964) Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965) Going Places (1965) What Now My Love (1966) S.R.O. (1966) Sounds Like...
Sounds Like...
(1967) Herb Alpert's Ninth
Herb Alpert's Ninth
(1967) The Beat of the Brass
The Beat of the Brass
(1968) Christmas Album (1968) Warm (1969) The Brass Are Comin' (1969) Summertime (1971) You Smile - The Song Begins (1974) Coney Island (1975) Just You and Me (1976) Herb Alpert
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/ Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela
(1978) Main Event Live
Main Event Live
(1978) Rise (1979) Beyond (1980) Magic Man (1981) Fandango (1982) Blow Your Own Horn / Noche De Amor (1983) Bullish
/ Bravio (1984) Wild Romance (1985) Keep Your Eye On Me (1987) Under a Spanish Moon (1988) My Abstract Heart (1989) North on South St.
North on South St.
(1991) Midnight Sun (1992) Second Wind (1996) Passion Dance (1997) Colors (1999) Lost Treasures (2005) Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped (2006) Rise (reissue) (2007) Anything Goes (2009) I Feel You (2011) Steppin' Out (2013) In the Mood (2013) Come Fly with Me (2014) Human Nature (2016) The Christmas Wish (2017)


Greatest Hits (1970) Solid Brass (1972) Foursider (1973) A Treasury of the Award-Winning Herb Alpert
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and the Tijuana
Brass plus selections from the Baja Marimba Band (1974) Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1977) Classics Volume 1 (1986) Classics Volume 20 (1987) The Very Best of Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
(1991) Definitive Hits (2001)


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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year


"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana
Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)


"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)


"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
featuring Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars

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Billboard Year-End number one albums


1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana
Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John


1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC


2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Class of 2006


Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
(Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward) Blondie (Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry, Frank Infante, Chris Stein, Gary Valentine) Miles Davis Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd
(Bob Burns, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Artimus Pyle, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant, Leon Wilkeson) Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
(Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious)

Lifetime achievement

Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and Jerry Moss

Authority control

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